Lewiston Council on the Arts, PO Box 1, Lewiston, NY 14092-0001 E-Mail Us or give us a call at 716-754-0166
August 10 & 11, 2013 • 10am to 6pm
Outdoors on Center Street
Lewiston, New York
“Top 100 Attractions Along the Seaway Trail” Journey Magazine
“Top Cultural Attraction”
First Sunday Magazine
“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 on North and South 5th Streets and provides 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. Brett Miley is our featured artist this year, and her beautiful mandalas show the elegance found in plants and animals, especially imperiled species. Take a look at her amazing work here: http://www.pbase.com/ecoridge/listed_mandala__oe
Street musicians and performers are welcome to add their musical ambiance to the show.
Modern Corporation generously co-sponsors the “Modern Art Awards” with prizes totaling more than $5,000. And new for 2013 will be a separate prize for “Best Booth Display.”
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. Sunnking Electronics Recycling has donated elements of disassembled electronic devices for the activity, and will bring their robot built from recycled components.
Inspired by a reverence for nature and the environment, LCA is 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. This year food vendors will be required to use compostable serviceware - plates, napkins, and food waste will be collected and processed into compost in addition to recycling of bottles and cans. Recycling and composting at the Festival have the potential to drastically reduce the amount of waste generated at the event and provide resources to produce new products. Modern Recycling will again donate recycling and composting services and Green Team volunteers will encourage festival goers to use the service.
“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.
As part of Artpark’s 40th year anniversary, Artpark art campers, age 9-14, will be given the opportunity to think green and apply their art skills to alter the appearance of a recycling cart. The top five will be selected at Artpark’s final concert and featured at the Art Festival, where Festival goers will select their favorite three. Prize money will be donated to a local environmental organization of the winning teams’ choice.
The Art Festival is sponsored by Modern Recycling, KeyBank, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Art Service Initiative, and Tin Pan Alley