The largest and most prestigious show of its kind in the area! Scroll down for more details.
Friday - 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday - 10 am to 5 pm
Columbus Circle, Downtown Syracuse
A 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 27 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 presents an exceptionally wide selection of contemporary arts and crafts, ranging from functional to decorative. Both 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.
The mission of the Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival is to provide an opportunity for visitors to experience the vitality of life in downtown Syracuse through a showcase of high-quality visual and performing arts and by presenting programs that encourage creativity and appreciation for diverse art forms and cultures.
Visitors can shop for the finest arts and crafts available and also see how they are made. Live craft demonstrations include glass blowing, jewelry making, pottery making and glazing, yarn spinning and weaving, and woodworking.
The festival also features the performing arts. A full schedule of free continuous entertainment will include staged and street performances by musicians, costumed ethnic dance groups, and local singers and songwriters.
Families play a big role in the festival's success, and interactive art activities are offered with them in mind. Sign up with the Syracuse New Times, (315) 422-7011, to participate in the Street Painting Contest on Saturday, July 30, rain date Sunday, July 31. Purchase art by Corcoran High School students to benefit the Peace Corps.