CLAYTON – The Thousand Islands Arts Center combines two events it regularly hosts into one festival.
The 1000 Islands Art & Craft & Antique Festival will take place August 14-15 at Cerow Recreation Park in Clayton.
“The new festival is a combination of TIAC’s long-standing craft and antiques fairs,” Leslie W. Rowland, executive director of the center, said in a press release. “After 55 years for the Antiques Show and 37 years for the Craft Show, the Board of Directors and staff, responding to the changing market, decided it was time for a change. The new festival will combine the best of both events and offer new features, including a live radio remote control, craft demonstrations, St. Lawrence River quilts and a new food vendor.
Over 55 vendors and nearly 100 booths, many new, will display a wide variety of arts, crafts, antiques and collectibles. The jury exhibit specializes in a range of handicrafts ranging from woodworking, pottery, glassware and soaps to textile arts, paintings, jewelry, food, antique furniture and more.
The festival will also feature spinning and weaving demonstrations on August 14.
To commemorate the first year of the new festival, TIAC asked renowned artist Paul Allen Taylor to create an original watercolor depicting the Thousand Islands region and key elements of art, crafts and culture. antiques. The painting will be auctioned using the “One Bid / Best Bid” method. Tenders, with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of tenderers, will be placed in the envelope provided. The winner will be announced when the festival closes on August 15th.
The starting bid is $ 1,000 and the framed painting is valued at $ 1,900. The framing was provided by Michael Ringer’s St. Lawrence Gallery and valued at $ 575.
More details on the auctions can be found at TIArtsCenter.org.
Limited edition prints signed by the artist in the painting will also be available at the festival and at the arts center.
Daily admission for adults is $ 6.
Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 14 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 15. This is a Yellow Ribbon event, with a $ 1 discount offered to active duty military personnel and spouses with valid ID. Children under 15 will be admitted free.
Proceeds from the show will benefit TIAC and its arts education programming for young people.
The festival is supported by Cerow Agency, Mary and Paul Luck, Tricia’s Rondette, River Magic, Clayton Marina, Reinman’s Decorating Center, Shurfine Market and 7News / Fox 28 / MeTV.