Lewiston Council on the Arts, PO Box 1, Lewiston, NY 14092-0001 E-Mail Us or give us a call at 716-754-0166
(deadline to submit: April 1, 2015)
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“Summer Festival Showcase Event"
Lewiston’s signature event features work by more than 175 exceptional artists and fine crafters. Meet the artists one-on-one and enjoy more than 20,000 original works of art — including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, wood, mixed media, and photography. From functional to surreal, one-of-a-kind and limited edition art works form an unparalleled collection that can only be seen once a year. The Lewiston Art Festival is the #1 event of its kind and the perfect way to celebrate your summer weekend.
Back this year is the pedestrian-friendly layout that will close Center Street to cars from 4th to 8th Streets, and fill the Village streets with art and music.
On Saturday, watch the chalk fly as teams of talented student artists representing schools from across the region converge in the KeyBank parking lot for the KeyBank Walk Competition. “Arts Are Key” awards are generously sponsored by KeyBank. You get to be the judge for the People’s Choice Award, so be sure to vote for your favorite mural. Judging takes place about 4:00 PM on Saturday afternoon.
In keeping with our commitment to foster the development of young artists College Alley will again feature the work of high school and college students and provids them with an opportunity to gain exhibiting experience without adhering to the more stringent requirements for professional artists. Don’t miss this chance to start collecting the work of these emerging artists.
Be sure to visit the Information Booth at 5th & Center to pick up this years colorful Art Festival t-shirt.
Modern Corporation generously co-sponsors the “Modern Art Awards” with prizes totaling more than $5,000.
The Modern ArtZone, a free hands-on art activity area will focus on creating art from discarded materials from noon to 4 each day of the Festival.
Street musicians and performers are welcome to add their musical ambiance to the show.
Inspired by a reverence for nature and the environment, LCA is again partnering with Modern Recycling to continue their long-term commitment to lighten the Festival’s environmental impact. Key to this “green” commitment is the recycling and composting program.
“Modern is pleased with the leadership shown by the Lewiston Art Festival in moving forward the green initiatives and is excited about the opportunity to take the recycling program to the next level. By composting food related waste, we can help bring back the beauty of nature by creating soil that may help a flower to bloom,” said Katy Duggan-Haas, Modern’s Sustainability Coordinator.
The Art Festival is sponsored by Modern Recycling, KeyBank, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Art Service Initiative, and Tin Pan Alley