BAINBRIDGE — The Bainbridge Art Trail – Regatta Row 2022 has been installed and on display for the past couple weeks on North and West Main Streets in the village of Bainbridge. On Saturday, May 21, from 1 to 4 p.m., you are invited to attend the Street Art Fest to meet the artists who have painted and carved our classic canoe paddle, Adirondack-style chairs, and garden art poles with the theme: “Regatta Byways: Scenes Along the River."
As you stroll around with your family and friends, enjoy the music of 18 performers along the way. There will be some art activities that you or your child may wish to participate in, and there will be the opportunity to taste some of the delights from the area restaurants.
The musicians playing along the Art Trail will be: Joe VanSteenburg, Gary Gay, Smoketown, John Truth Experience, Cameron Cates, Joe Lombardi, Local Seisiún Trio, Annie Simpson and Claudia Griddith, and Uncleshake.
At about 3:15 p.m. everyone is invited to the Theatre on the second floor of Bainbridge Town Hall, located at 15 North Main Street, for a free mini concert with John Truth Experience.
To encourage emerging artists, area school students were given the opportunity to paint decorative canoe paddles, and seventeen Greene High Schoolers rose to the challenge. Their paddles are hanging in business windows where you can see them now, at the Streetfest, and until Friday, May 27.
The student artists are Carsyn Puglisi, Joclyn Lilley, Sarah Markham, Faith Tierno, Mya Leach, June Patino-Montoya, Joseph Chernoff, Memphis Lamoreaux, Alexandrea Walts, Alyssa Campbell, Zabelle Straniero, Emmaline Harris, Taylor Badger, Sydney Rideout, Cassie Butler, Morgan Puglisi and Justina Parsons.
To bid on these paddles, or to see them if you are unable to come to Bainbridge and see them in person, go to www.32auctions.com/rr2022paddles. These will only be auctioned online until Saturday, May 28 around noon, and the proceeds benefit the Jericho Arts Council Gallery Committee’s projects.
The exciting climax of Regatta Row 2022 is the live Chair and Garden Art Pole Auction at the Canoe Regatta Event at General Clinton Park, on Saturday, May 28 at 5 p.m. You can find it happening in the big red and white Chamber of Commerce tent.
Leading up to the live auction, you can start bidding now at www.32auctions.com/rr2022chairspoles and even put in a proxy bid if you are unable to attend.
This project could not happen without the support of area businesses and individuals. To see the full sponsor page, please go to www.jerichoarts.com.
The platinum sponsors are Golden Artist Colors, who generously supplied each chair and pole artist with a customized assortment of their exceptional acrylic artists paint, Earlville Opera House who administered the SCR grant, and Armando Petruccelli (Artisans of Bainbridge, It’s My Deli, and Bainbridge Car Wash).
Don’t forget to vote for People’s Choice Award which will be announced at a brief artist recognition before the live auction. Find the link on the JAC website to see further information.
This event is made possible with public funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Earlville Opera House.
-Information provided by the JAC Gallery and Regatta Row Committee