Music, arts and crafts take over the village Aug. 25


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

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

Village Tavern

8 p.m. Steppin’ Out


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