Arts Market pairs with City-Wide Yard Sale

Yard sales, bargain shopping, treasure hunting, gift-giving — all these and more describe CNY Arts Center’s third annual Arts Market set for Sept 14.

Timed to coincide with Fulton’s annual City-Wide Yard Sale event, the CNY Arts Center will host another gathering of artists, crafters and flea market vendors, to serve a feast for the sidewalk shopper.

Visitors to Fulton will not only find treasures throughout the neighborhoods but also gathered in one oversized location for an extended shopping experience.

Set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the old Nestle parking lot on Fay Street, the market will be a great place to shop for handmade items and creative crafts. Shoppers will find holiday gift giving ideas and meet local artists and entrepreneurs.

The multi-arts organization has been working to raise public awareness in the arts and recently opened an art gallery in downtown Fulton at 47 S. First St.

With over 200 members signed on, the group takes every opportunity to connect artists with the public in creative and beneficial ways.

“The Arts Market has become a popular event that attracts hundreds of shoppers every year to Fulton. Garage sales and yard sale hopping is a popular weekend activity here. With the city-wide event, we complement that experience with a full market — a one-day event to encourage outsiders to come to Fulton and see the array of goods from artists and merchants all over CNY,” said Kiley Casper, coordinator of the event.

“We have artists and crafters from around the region signed on, many whom participated in our other events such as Arts Fest and previous Arts Market. Shoppers will find a wide variety of vendors to browse as well as food and drink for a pick-me-up during their busy shopping day.”

The size of the lot allows ample room for vendors along with children’s sidewalk chalk painting in a special section. A sidewalk artist is expected to attend and demonstrate his unique artistry.

“This Market is part of our ongoing effort to bring artists to the community for an engaging experience,” Casper continued. “We’re continuing our efforts to generate momentum for something that promises great economic benefit and revitalization for the entire region. When artists collaborate, great things happen.”

There is still room for vendors in the extra large parking lot. More information can be found at CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

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