Keuka Arts Festival is June 8, 9

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Familiar faces will be joined by a host of talented newcomers at this year’s Keuka Arts Festival.  The two-day festival celebrates artists creating unique work from wood, glass, paint, fabric, wire, paper, fiber and more.

The 12th annual Keuka Arts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9 along the Keuka Outlet Trail in Penn Yan from Water Street Park to the Main Street bridge. 

Artists from around the region, Pennsylvania and Canada will be on hand to discuss and sell their work. In addition to traditional artwork, vendors will be selling gourmet foodstuffs, mixes and soaps created around the region and there is an exciting line-up of entertainment throughout the weekend.

Expect to see new work by favorite local artists including jeweler Janis Long, potter Kim Cutler, painter Bruce Shoemaker, book sculptor Linda Fox and collage artist Leah Hawley. Painter Juan Antonia Garcia, whose booth won Best in Show honors last year, is returning as is Canadian photographer Jack Jackowetz. Newcomers include woodworker Jerad VanRhoden of The Chippy Beaver, oil painter Annemiek Haralson, sculptor Bill Hulbert of Bill’s Concrete Creations and the designs of fiber artist Eileen Weishan. Area students will have work for sale, as they take the opportunity to experience the Festival from an artist’s perspective. 

Refresh yourself with ice cream from local favorite Spotted Duck Creamery, drinks from Coco Bongos, MighTea Boba and Amity Coffee as well as an array of food trucks offering lobster on a stick, barbecue, pizza and more. Enjoy drinks, meals or snacks while listening to a great line-up of free entertainment, including new and returning acts ranging from the Mount Vernon Men’s Gospel Chorus to Steve Grills and the Roadmasters and including a special performance by Penn Yan Academy’s award-winning theater troupe.

Admission is free. Parking is available at the ballfields and in various lots around town, with handicapped parking and limited spaces off Water Street Park.