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Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

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July 29, 30, & 31, 2016 - Columbus Circle

Friday - 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday - 10 am to 5 pm

2016 Artist Application

Deadline for applications is March 12, 2016

The largest and most prestigious show of its kind in the area!

Logo ArtsWeekThis spectacular 3-day showcase of the country's most talented artists, craftspeople, and entertainers is centered on historic Columbus Circle in downtown Syracuse. The show features more than 160 artists representing 30 states and Canada. More than 50,000 visitors will shop and browse among the art and craft exhibits and enjoy a wide variety of music, multi-cultural performances, summer refreshments, and participatory activities. The festival is one of the premier events of ArtsWeek.

The Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival provides an opportunity for visitors to experience the vitality of life in downtown Syracuse through a showcase of visual and performing arts that demonstrate diverse art forms and cultures.

This event is made possible, in part, by a grant through New York State Senator John A. DeFrancisco and a Tier Three Project Support Grant through Onondaga County, administered by CNY Central.

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This event is made
possible, in part,
by a grant through
NYS Senator
John A. DeFrancisco
and a Tier Three
Project Support Grant
through Onondaga County, administered
by CNY Arts.

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Contemporary Arts & Crafts

The festival presents an exceptionally wide selection of contemporary arts and crafts, ranging from functional to decorative boths. 2- and 3-dimensional works will be featured including ceramics, fabric and fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, wood, painting, graphics, drawing, sculpture, and photography. Exhibitors participate from over 30 states and 4 countries.

Performing Arts

The festival also features the performing arts. A full schedule of free live entertainment will include staged and street performances by musicians, costumed ethnic dance groups, and local singers and songwriters.

Family Activities

Families play a big role in the festival's success, and interactive art activities are offered with them in mind. For example, sign up with the Syracuse New Times, (315) 422-7011, to participate in the Street Painting Contest on Saturday, rain date Sunday.

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Contact Information:

Laurie Reed, Festival Director
Bethany Holbrook, Festival Staff
Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc.
115 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 422-8284