NORWICH — The Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival returned for it's 27th year in a row over the weekend, drawing crowds of residents and out-of-towners alike.
"A lot of people turned out. Saturday I would say it felt as full as it's ever felt," said Colorscape Executive Director Celeste Friend. "It felt like the same Colorscape we all love in terms of numbers of people there, the enthusiasm, all the, you know, happiness."
While Colorscape did return in 2020, it was entirely virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions, according to Friend. She said visitors were happy to be back at the festival, describing them as being "on cloud nine."
"The 26th year we missed it only because of COVID, and we did in fact hold a virtual festival so we like to say we didn't miss it. But next year will be our 28th year in a row, absolutely. We're counting down, 363 days to go," said Friend.
This year's festival saw 103 total artists who set up shop in West and East Park in Norwich. Friend said 25 of them were new to Colorscape, while 78 were returning.