Sherburne Arts Festival To Honor Julian Button
Published: April 12th, 2022

SHERBURNE – The Sherburne Arts Festival Committee is pleased to announce that this year’s featured artist will be Julian Button, of Sherburne. The 9th annual tented, outdoor festival will take place on June 11 in Gaines Park, Sherburne, on Route 80 next to the Sherburne Public Library.

Artists, crafters, and food vendors wishing to participate should email for information and an application.

Julian Button operates his studio and business in Sherburne and works in multiple media, including watercolor, acrylic, airbrushing, wall murals, home and business portraits, historical reconstructed renderings in either ink or pencil, handmade paper, books, hand-sculpted paperscapes, logos and design work; wedding, fine art, and macro-photography; leaded glass, computer art, and sometimes a mix of media.

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He has exhibited widely and has won numerous awards, and locations of his one-man shows include the Earlville Opera House, NBT Bank, Chenango Memorial Hospital, Chenango County Council of the Arts gallery, the Eaton Center, and The Sherburne Inn.

In 1993 he designed, published, and edited the Sherburne Bicentennial Album Pictorial. He designed the gift shop and painted the lobby mural at the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich. For seven years, Julian was the muralist for Viking Vans of Flandreau, South Dakota, a van conversion company for which he airbrushed over 500 automotive murals. His art is in collections throughout the country, including California, Idaho, South Dakota, Florida, Arizona, Virginia, and New York.

Please mark your calendar for the second Saturday in June to visit the park, meet the artist, and view his work.

Beginning at 10 a.m., the festival will showcase the work of artists and crafters from Central New York and the Southern Tier, featuring art in a variety of media: photography, watercolor, oil paintings, glass work, jewelry, fiber arts, wood work, metal sculpture, hand-made soaps, and more. There will also be festival food, live music from Barker & Blaze and DJ Mike McCann of New York’s CBS-FM, a ticket auction, raffles, and other special exhibits. Admission is free.

The festival is sponsored by Save The Sherburne Inn Restoration Project and the Herbert H. & Mariea L. Brown Charitable Trust.

-Information provided by the Sherburne Art Show