Second Arts Fest to be held June 9 in Fulton

The second annual CNY Arts Center Arts Fest is scheduled for June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fulton’s War Memorial.

The event will host more than 40 artists featuring handmade, original art including vintage jewelry, handcrafted wood items, stained glass, recycled and upcycled art items, pottery, paintings, cigar box guitars, home décor, bird houses, crocheted and quilted items, books and portraits among other unique offerings.

A Native American group will present its unique style of art and dance. The children’s art project booth, a popular feature last year, will return with new art projects children can make on the spot or take home for later enjoyment. There will be food vendors.

Dave Hawthorn will headline the entertainment while Merry Mischief Minstrels, a costumed acoustic duo will stroll through the crowd and keep the atmosphere festive.

Day Ja Voo, Ron Richards, and Sean Martin, a young blue grass fiddler and popular CNY Arts Center performer, will also entertain.

Arts Fest will once again host a talent competition observed by a panel of guest judges.

“We’re excited to offer a talent competition that will recognize top performers in each age category – dancers, storytellers, comedians, and unique talents alongside musicians and singers,” said Nancy Fox, president of the organization. “Arts Fest is a celebration of all the arts we represent as an organization. We encourage everyone from the youngest to the oldest to come and share their family-friendly talent. This is a great opportunity to appear before an audience and receive helpful feedback from our judges.”

The new nonprofit arts organization formed last year to establish an arts center for all arts and all ages.

“We anticipate reaching that milestone in the very near future where we will begin offering classes and performances,” Fox continued. “We expect to announce the location and an exciting calendar of arts programming before the school year ends. We will finally have a place to offer classes and workshops in a variety of topics and projects. It’s going to be an exciting summer.”

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