Sherburne Arts Festival slated for June 11


SHERBURNE — The Sherburne Arts Festival Committee will feature artist Julian Button, of Sherburne, for its ninth annual arts festival to take place June 11 in Gaines Park on Route 80 next to Sherburne Public Library.

The annual tented festival will host artists, crafters and food vendors. Those wishing to participate should email for information and an application. 

Button operates his studio and business in Sherburne and works in multiple media, including watercolor, acrylic, airbrushing, wall murals, home and business portraits, historical reconstructed renderings in either ink or pencil, handmade paper, books, hand-sculpted paperscapes, logos and design work; wedding, fine art, and macro-photography; leaded glass, computer art, and sometimes a mix of media. He has exhibited widely and has won numerous awards, and locations of his one-man shows include the Earlville Opera House, NBT, Chenango Memorial Hospital, Chenango County Council of the Arts gallery, the Eaton Center, and The Sherburne Inn.

In 1993 he designed, published, and edited the Sherburne Bicentennial Album Pictorial. He designed the gift shop and painted the lobby mural at the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich.

For seven years he was the muralist for Viking Vans of Flandreau, South Dakota, a van conversion company for which he airbrushed more than 500 automotive murals. His art is in collections throughout the country, including California, Idaho, South Dakota, Florida, Arizona, Virginia and New York.

Beginning at 10 a.m., the festival will showcase the work of artists and crafters from Central New York and the Southern Tier, featuring art in a variety of media: photography, watercolor, oil paintings, glass work, jewelry, fiber arts, wood work, metal sculpture, handmade soaps, and more. There will also be festival food, live music from Barker & Blaze and DJ Mike McCann of New York’s CBS-FM, a ticket auction, raffles, and other special exhibits. Admission is free.

The festival is sponsored by Save The Sherburne Inn Restoration Project and the Herbert H. & Mariea L. Brown Charitable Trust.


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