NORWICH – It was a celebration of the arts this weekend as thousands of spectators from across the northeast made their way to East and West Park for the 16th Annual Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival.
Artists, vendors and exhibitors of all kinds were on hand for the two-day event and Colorscape Executive Director Peggy Finnegan said many she had spoken with reported “excellent sales” and that some were “actually running out of inventory” – a rarity, she added.
“Saturday was just perfect and it seems we’re getting bigger and bigger every year,” stated Finnegan. “The arts are so important to the community and to everyone, really.”
Those in attendance throughout the weekend had the opportunity to peruse all manner of visual, musical, creative and culinary art forms, at no cost, a key to the festival’s continued success, stated Finnegan.
Elmira’s Playing with Fire Glass Studio artist Kristin Deady, a 1998 Norwich alumni, has returned to her hometown for the two-day event every year for the last four years, one she called her favorite by far.