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Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

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July 26, 27, & 28, 2019 - Columbus Circle

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

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

This spectacular three-day showcase of the country's most talented artists, craftspeople, and entertainers is centered around historic Columbus Circle in Downtown Syracuse. The show typically features more than 160 representing at least 25 U.S. states and Canada. The festival draws more than 50,000 visitors who shop and browse the art and craft exhibits, and enjoy a wide variety of music, multi-cultural performances, summer refreshments, and participatory activities. 

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. It's one of the premier events of ArtsWeek, a partnership among several organizations committed to showcasing and celebrating the arts in Downtown Syracuse. 

This event is made possible, in part, by a grant through New York State Senator John A. DeFrancisco.

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This event is made possible, in part, by a grant through NYS Senator John A. DeFrancisco.

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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 all over the United States.

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, Assistant Festival Director 
Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc.
115 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 422-8284