Lewiston Art Festival returns after gap year

The festival will take place August 14 and 15 on Center Street between 4th and 8th Street.

LEWISTON, NY – The Lewiston Art Festival returns this year after a year off due to COVID. The festival, which will feature 130 artists, will take place on August 14 and 15.

Students and professionals from nine states will be represented. The event will take place on Center Street between 4th and 8th Street in Lewiston. The information booth for the event will be located at 5th Street.

The festival will start at 10 a.m. on both days and will continue until 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

In addition to showcasing art, the event will include live music, a chalk art contest, and activities for kids. The Modern Art Awards will be presented in seven categories in addition to a watercolor award and the best stand award.

College Alley will serve as an art exhibit for high school and college students, giving them the opportunity to gain exhibit experience.

The gazebo in Hennepin Park will transform into an Iroquois market and bring the Haudenosaunee culture to life. Randy Greene will host the celebration of traditional and contemporary Native American culture through art, music, percussion and dance. Niagara River Iroquois dancers Dan Hill, Haudenosaunee Singers, vocalists and songwriters Mark Porter and Darryl Tonemah are among the participants.

The Chalk YOUR Walk contest will go virtual this year due to concerns about COVID-19. Anyone in New York State can participate. The theme is imagine, explore and create.

To submit an entry for the chalk art competition, post a picture of the art on the Lewiston Arts Council Facebook page. Judges will choose a Best of Show winner who will receive a prize of $ 500 and online voting will choose an audience prize with a prize of $ 250. The winners will be announced Saturday at 4 p.m.

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Reggie S. Williams