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Third Annual Arts Fest returns to Fulton

FULTON, NY – CNY Arts Center announces its third annual Arts Festival planned for June 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Fulton Community Center Ice Rink on Broadway.

The event brings artists and crafters together with handmade original art on display for show and sale along with food vendors Tavern on the Lock and Treat Me Sweet Desserts, art projects including painting and fabric art, and a grand prize for festival attendees.

Delightful anticipation for sweets from Treat Me Sweet at Arts Fest 2012. Treats of all kinds await festival attendees at CNY Arts Center’s annual Arts Fest on June 8.
Delightful anticipation for sweets from Treat Me Sweet at Arts Fest 2012. Treats of all kinds await festival attendees at CNY Arts Center’s annual Arts Fest on June 8.

The festival also promotes the performing arts with a talent competition featuring prizes in several categories.

Talent of all ages and types will compete in age categories for those under 12, 12-20, and 20 plus. A new category has been added for garage bands, amateur youth bands just getting started with minimal public appearances.

Actors, singers, dancers, comedians, storytellers, all family friendly acts are encouraged to register and showcase their talents.

Tom Eagan and Christine Tupe will each perform onstage following the talent competition.

Eagan, known as Blackstone Acoustic and Art, is an artist, guitarist and auctioneer. Tupe is a local singer/songwriter and winner of the first Arts Fest talent competition who will also serve as a judge for this year’s talent competition.

“We’re so thrilled to be offering our third annual festival to showcase the wonderful arts in CNY,” said Nancy Fox, Arts Center director. “Who knew when we first started in downtown Fulton we would grow to a large venue with more than 50 vendors and such wonderful talent? This festival is becoming a much anticipated event for the local arts and we’re proud to offer this opportunity.”

With talent spots available and room for more artists and crafters, talent and vendors can register online at www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373 for more information.