Festival of Art
This annual art festival in Corning is a two-day event on the last weekend in July. It runs from 10am to 6pm on both days and there are art sales and live entertainment and food vendors.
from the ads:
"The centerpiece of Festival of Art is the fine arts and crafts show that features handcrafted work, complemented by live entertainment and hands-on activities for children. Organized by a consortium of arts, business, and community organizations, a festival of art 2007 offers a lively and diverse art’s experience."
Sidewalk stands and tents and artists and crowds. This is one of the larger art festivals in upstate New York. The event is in its 15th year (2007) and each year it is a little bigger and better than the year before. Live entertainment is at Centerway Square and at Chestnut and Bridge Streets. Some entertainers are mobile and serenade the crowds as they move up and down Market Street.
The artists and craftspeople have works in cloth and canvas, stone and wood, glass and ceramics. There are paintings and jewelry, carvings and flowers; there are even pots and pans and a culinary lesson.
to get there:
along Market Street (East and West)