CLINTON — Clinton Chamber of Commerce will host the 13th annual Clinton Art & Music Festival Saturday, Aug. 25, featuring music, artists, crafters, demonstrators, food and more.
The free event will showcase musical performances at several venues and will highlight over 50 artists, craftsmen, food vendors and live demonstrations throughout the village. Festivities begin at 10 a.m.
Chamber Executive Director Jackie Walters said the festival will feature a “petting zoo” of musical instruments for people who always wanted to play music, but never gave it a try.
“Have you always wanted to try an instrument, something you may have never played before, or just want to impress others with your musical prosers?,” she asked. “Then come to the musical petting zoo and give it a try. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome.”
Clinton Pottery will also offer children the opportunity to experience the thrill of throwing a piece of pottery. Kirkland Town Library staff will be at the Village Green featuring several activities. Attendees may stop by the Clinton Chamber Information tent on the Village Green to pick up an event program with the full music schedule listed and a free tote bag to the first 150 visitors.
Returning this year are Clinton Art & Music Festival T-shirts, which will be available for purchase at the information tent. For more information, visit www.clintonnychamber.org/art-music-festival.html.
Walters said the festival features one of the most varied performance schedules with music from several genres.
“The Clinton Art & Music Festival offers one of the most impressive and varied musical line-ups of any upstate music festival, featuring musical acts from solo acoustic to 10-piece swing, gypsy, gospel, Irish, Oompah, jazz and Americana,” Walters said.
“Stages feature notable guests from all over the Northeast — and its all free.”
Performances, demonstrations and activities will go until dusk.
The Children’s Tent will feature projects for kids throughout the day. A potter’s wheel, contests, an interactive pottery wall, and pottery painting are just some of the projects.
The Food Tent is the central tent in town. It’s located in front of the gazebo and is used for tables and chairs for attendees to come relax, eat and listen to the shows.
The village gazebo is the featured main stage located on the green. Alexander Hamilton Institute’s Music Tent will be located on West Park Row, featuring a variety of bands all day as well.
Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 East Park Row, will host cultural acts throughout the afternoon. Tom’s Natural Foods, located on College Street, is a known location for its solo acts.
The following is a list of vendors to be featured:
All Forked Up: Sculptures
Altered Glass: Glass art
Among Stones: Sterling silver jewelry
Art Expressions: Acrylic
As the Crow Flies: Candles, pet soaps, lotions and folk art dolls
B & B Burnables: Candles, votive candles, potpourri oils, perfumed body oils, incense sticks and cones in a wide array of scents.
Barton Hanna Design: Handpainted wooden signs and home decor
Bob Greer Art: Oils, watercolors
Camulos Chains: Hand-crafted chainmaille and chain jewelry in stainless steel and sterling silver
The Cremeria: Freshly-made gelatos and sorbets of varying flavors.
Creative Outlet: Uncycled fashion
Crescent Moon Studio: Handcrafted gemstone jewelry
Dave’s Art Den: Oil painting
Elements By Jacquelyn: Lampwork, glass painting
Flames of the Past: Felted handbags, earrings, acorns, soap, flowers on hats, fascinators and silk scarves
Garden Mentor: Hypertufa, live plants, gourd birdhouses
Grandma & Grandpa’s Kettle Corn & Lemon Blizzard’s Affair: Kettle corn, lemonade and waffles with fruit and ice cream
Gypsy Girl Pizza: On-site wood fired pizza
The Grapevine Restaurant: Gyros, grape leaves, salad, pies, wraps
Handmade Darling: Paper goods, event accessories
It’s a Sticky Business: Snow cones, popcorn, pretzels
Jamarions: Marinated chicken sandwich, sausage pepper and onion sandwich, French fries, soda, water and ice cream
Jewelry By Gerina: Mid-high end jewelry
Jones Family Farm: Gelato
Judy Swayze Designs: Rustic elegant jewelry with a nature inspired theme
Kara’s Lemonade & Kantina: Lemonade and nachos
Kingsley Street Artisan Soaps: Handmade bath and body, soy blended candles
Lady Sew and So On: Fabric
MEME Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry: Jewelry, sterling, fine silver, bronze, copper, semiprecious gemstones and pearls
Michael T’s: Riggies, greens, chicken, raviollis, meatballs, fried eggplant
Mix’s Glass Works: Melted upcycled glass products
nixie knits: Crochet hats and scarves
Paca Gardens: Alpaca products
Paris Hill Reflections: Painting and drawing
Paw Claws: Alcohol ink matted/framed.
Perfect Love 444: Silver, copper, brass paintings, crochet, wood
Promise Land BBQ: Barbecue foods
Sandra Reilly, author of “The Wish Fairy Children’s Book Series”: Children’s books and handmade accessories
Saratoga Peanut Butter Company: All natural line of nut butters, including organic, almond and many peanut butter blends
Serenity Bamboo Flutes: Bamboo musical instruments
Shaw’s Maple Products: Maple products and cotton candy
Silky Squares and Bombs NY: Hand-crafted olive oil soap/lotions, hand-crafted wooden soap decks
Signs and Designs by Brittany
Songbyrd Street Studios: Fused glass.
Soul Bowl: Acar and pitaya bowls with fruit, chocolate, coconut and granola toppings
SterlingWorks by Jody: Sterling silver jewelry, some gold filled
Stone Presbyterian Church Fair Trade Shoppe
Teresa Van Etten and Virginia Keith: Oil paintings, acrylic paintings, handmade paper, ceramic sculpture and portrait demonstrations
Thorn Apple Hill Rustic Wood Crafts/Quick’s Rustic Soaps: Rustic wood crafts/handmade soap
Tim Carey Photography
Tug Hill Artisan Roasters, LLC: Roasted coffee in 10-ounce bags, whole beans and ground
The White Green Cloth LLC
The Wooden Pig: Pen and ink, watercolor and mixed media
Woodrich Creation’s: Scroll saw art, painted design, woven rag
Zach Lewis Photography
Zimmer’s Bakes: Baked goods
2018 Music Schedule
11 a.m. Nina’s Brew
1 p.m. Foundation
3 p.m. Jess Novak and Ben Wayne
5 p.m. The Old Main
7 p.m. MerseySide 5
Alexander Hamilton Institute
Noon The Formidable Dustones
2 p.m. Stik & BD
4 p.m. Vada March
6 p.m. Cait Devin
Tom’s Natural Foods
Noon Mark Zane
2 p.m. Ophelia’s Looking Glass
Across the Row Bistro
1 p.m. Cait Devin
3 p.m. Dusty Elmer
Kirkland Art Center
1:30 p.m. Irish dancers
3:30 p.m. Belly dancers
8 p.m. Steppin’ Out