Music, arts, tasty food and cornhole top off festivities for 15th annual Clinton Art & Music Festival

Nicole A. Hawley
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Posted 8/15/19

CLINTON — Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting local residents and neighbors beyond to come celebrate the end of summer with a full day of music, artistic wares for sale, demonstrations and …

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Music, arts, tasty food and cornhole top off festivities for 15th annual Clinton Art & Music Festival

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CLINTON — Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting local residents and neighbors beyond to come celebrate the end of summer with a full day of music, artistic wares for sale, demonstrations and children’s activities at the 2019 Clinton Art & Music Festival Saturday, Aug. 24.

New this year will be Cornhole Tournament at noon, with proceeds to benefit the Country Pantry. Registration is underway now for 24 two-player teams. The double-elimination tournament costs $20 per team to enter. Prizes will be awarded for first and second place.

“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 to Gospel, Irish to Oompah, jazz to Americana,” said Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jackie Walters. “Stages will feature notable guests from all over the Northeast — and it’s all free.

The Village Green and West Park Row will set the stage for an array of arts and crafts for sale by several featured artisans and vendors. Tents will be set up for arts and clay activities for kids as well.

2019 featured artisans and food include:

• All Forked Up: sculptures

• Art Expressions: acrylic

• Altered Glass: glass

• As the Crow Flies: candles, pet soaps, lotions and folk art dolls

• B&B Burnables: candles, potpourri oils, perfumed body oils, incense sticks

• Barton Hanna Design: hand-painted wooden signs and home decor

• Bob Greer Art: oils, watercolors

• Buttons – Past to Present: antiques

• Camulos Chains: hand-crafted chainmaille jewelry in stainless steel and sterling

• Clinton High School Art Students: Angelo Gaetano

• The Cremeria: freshly-made gelatos and sorbets

• Creative Outlet: upcycled fashion

• Crescent Moon Studios: handcrafted gemstone jewelry

• Dave’s Art Den: oil painting

• Elements by Jacquelyn: lampwork, glass painting

• Flames of the Past: felted handbags, acorns, soap, flowers, fascinators and silk scarves

• Garden Mentor: live plants, gourd birdhouses

• Golden Hand Design: fiber, recycled

• Grandma & Grandpa’s Kettle Corn & Lemmon 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 sandwiches, french fries, soda

• Jewelry By Gerina: mid to high-end jewelry

• Jones Family Farm: gelato

• Kara’s Lemonade and Kantina: lemonade and nachos

• Kingsley Street Artisan Soaps, hand-made bath and body, soy blended candles

• Kirkland NY Trails: community network of multi-use trail system

• Lady Sew and So On

• Madsenarts: fiber apparel and decor

• MEME Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry: sterling, fine silver, bronze, copper, semi-precious gemstones and pearls.

• Michael T’s: Riggies, greens, chicken, raviolis, meatballs, fried eggplant

• Mix’s Glass Works: melted upcycled glass products

• mybrokenplate: mosaics

• nixie knits: crochet hats and scarves

• Paca Gardens: alpaca products

• Paris Hill Reflections: painting/drawing

• Paw Claws: alcohol ink matted/framed

• Perfect Love 444: silver, copper, brass paintings, crochet, wood

• Pratts Hollow/Sew Creative: books, paintings

• Promise Land BBQ: barbecue

• Sandra Reilly: author, The Wish Fairy children’s book series

• Serenity Bamboo Flutes: bamboo/musical instruments

• Shaw’s Maple Products: maple products and cotton candy

• Shinrin Studio: comic book art and T-shirts

• Signs and Designs by Brittany: signs/graphic design, paint, glass, wood

• Sonoka County: mixed media collage

• Songbyrd Street Studios: fused glass

• SterlingWorks by Jody: sterling silver jewelry, some gold filled

• Stone Presbyterian Church Fair Trade Shoppe

• Susan’s Silk: silk dye stems

• Sweet Escape: chocolate, confections, artisan items

• 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, while beans and ground

• Waggley Wear: fiber fabric

• The White Green Cloth, LLC

• The Wooden Pig: pen and ink, watercolor and mixed media

• Woodrich Creations: scroll saw art, painted design, woven rag

• Zach Lewis Photography

• Zimmer’s Bakes: baked goods

Festivities get under way by mid-morning and run until dusk.

The music schedule is as follows:

Gazebo

11 a.m. Darryl Rahn

1 p.m. Dovetone

3 p.m. The Honey Badgers

4:30 p.m. Art Rocks Auction

7 p.m. MerseySide 5

Alexander Hamilton Institute

Noon Michael Brewster, plus Giovanina Bucci and Nina’s Brew

2 p.m. Pocket Change

4 p.m. Vada March

6 p.m. The Old Main

Kirkland Art Center

1:30 p.m. Adi Shaki World Fusion Bellydance

Front Law of Owens-Pavlot & Rogers

Noon Jason Schnitt

2 p.m. Darryl Rahn

Tom’s Natural Foods

1 p.m. Vada March

2 p.m. Dusty Elmer

The Village Tavern

8 p.m. Steppin Out

Also featured at the gazebo starting at 4:30 p.m. is the annual Art Rocks auction. In the past, hand-crafted rockers, mini rockers and tables, each featuring original artwork painted by a local artist, are displayed from June through August, both inside and outside of businesses and merchants throughout the village and beyond.

Maps showing the location of the rockers are available at any business where a rocker is displayed. Rockers have been described as contemporary, whimsical, classical, folksy, edgy, avant-guard or crafty. The masterpieces are functional works of art, and are available for purchase to the highest bidder, with bids being taken throughout the summer and concluding with the live auction at 4:30 p.m. at the Village Green.

Opening bids for each chair will be $150, with the opening bid for benches at $300.

Chairs may be purchased now for $1,000, or benches for $1,500 by contacting Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-853-1735. All payments must be by cash or credit card.

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