NORWICH – One of Chenango County's crown jewels, The Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival is preparing for what organizers are anticipating will be the biggest and most appealing incarnation of the festival's 20-year history.
While Chenango County has been home to several summertime festivals, fairs, and activities over the years, Colorscape has proven to be the most anticipated. Drawing on a rich 19 years of history, Colorscape 2014 promises to bring even more elements of entertainment, culture and vendors that the community has grown to love over the years.
“This is the biggest and best festival we've ever put together,” said Colorscape Chenango Executive Director Peggy Finnegan, who noted an expansion for this year’s event made possible by the generous relocation of the Bullthistle Farmers market to the municipal parking lot near the Elks Lodge. “We were able to place about a dozen or so more artists booths in plots typically reserved for the Farmers' Market Saturday vendors, and BID Director Ann Coe was very generous in accommodating the Festival this year. We're very grateful, it helps tremendously.”
That extra space accounts for an increase in artists for the event, coming in at an impressive 119 unique and original displays, Finnegan said