NORWICH – More than 80 artists will arrive on the scene before the venerable Chenango County Courthouse in downtown Norwich this afternoon in anticipation of what has become known as one of the friendliest festivals in central New York.
Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival celebrates its 14th year of offering gallery quality art in a variety of mediums from watercolors and acrylic paintings to sculpture, photography and jewelry. With the backdrop of live folk music from the region’s most popular groups and a choice of culinary offerings, the free, two-day event is truly a celebration of the arts.
“Colorscape is wonderful in the sense that the artists are truly appreciated. You feel so very special,” said Syracuse-based painter Evelyn Dankovich, who returns for a second year to Colorscape.
The artist, whose award winning paintings will be on display in East Park at booth #72, said she generally exhibits at larger shows, but is returning to Colorscape because of the way she was treated.
“I really enjoy being taken care of. And the show fosters an appreciation of the arts and art collecting for the young people. There’s a real appreciation in the community for all of the arts,” she said.