CNY Arts Center’s Arts Market returns

It has become a popular event for vendors, crafters, flea market enthusiasts, and early Christmas shoppers and it’s here again.

CNY Arts Center’s third annual Arts Market is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 in the old Nestlé parking lot on Fay Street in Fulton.

“We’re getting a record response from vendors this year with nearly 50 booths already reserved,” said Nancy Fox, director.

“We have a great variety of handmade original art, crafts, food, jewelry, pottery, household goods, vintage items, pet products,” she said. “We will have prize baskets of items donated from each of the vendors, typically a $200 to $300 value, available for raffle.

“There are several food merchants lined up and with such a big parking lot, there’ll be plenty of room for shoppers to stroll among the vendors in the biggest annual outdoor market in Fulton. We will have an area for children to have fun with sidewalk art and bubble fun,” Fox continued.

“One vendor will have face painting and we’re even anticipating a sidewalk artist whose work was seen in the recent Syracuse Sidewalk Art Festival to come and share his unique art with us,” she said.

The annual event raises funds to support the multi-arts nonprofit organization with programming in studio and fine arts, writing arts, culinary arts and performing arts.

The center offers classes in all arts for all ages. Writer’s Café, Author Spotlight, live theater and Arty Camp are held in CNY Arts Center, in the lower level of State Street United Methodist Church, 357 State St, Fulton.

CNY Arts Center also maintains an art gallery in downtown Fulton. Arts in the HeART Gallery is located across from the gazebo at 47 S. First St.

It exhibits the work of nearly 30 local artists with a featured artist every month and Artist Meet-up on the last Tuesday of every month inviting local artists to meet and exchange techniques and ideas.

For more information on the group’s  events and activities, visit CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

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