Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival Welcomed Fair Weather And Recognized Area Artists
Published: September 12th, 2023
By: Kelli Miller

Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival welcomed fair weather and recognized area artists Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival set up in East and West Park last weekend. Over 100 artists displayed their works. Artists, booths and food vendor were judged and awards went to first, second and third place winners in varying categories. Ceramics and Watercolor artist Rachel C. Consolozio was awarded two prizes; a first place for her watercolors and second place for her ceramic work. (Submitted Photo)

NORWICH — Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival was held in East and West Park on September 9 and 10. The free two day event takes place every year; the weekend after Labor Day- rain or shine. This year, concerns of a storm were a major topic with many; yet heavy rainfall bypassed the area.

Over 100 artists displayed and sold many of their works. Music, food, entertainment, and activities made for an appreciable two day Festival. Maps were available to those searching certain booths and events; while others let the music lead their way as they meandered from booth to booth.

This year’s judges were Lori Wilson of New Berlin, Lisa Oristian of Lebanon, Leigh Savino of Norwich, Logan Bella of Guilford, Diana Pienart of Rome, and June Tyler of Norwich.

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Visual Arts Colorscape Coordinator Peggy Finnegan said, “Each judge has expertise in a different area or areas and reviews the exhibitors who work in those areas. All judges, however, must agree on the Best Booth and Best of Show awards.”

Finnegan explained first place winners receive $200, second place winners receive $100 and third place receive $50. Best Booth winner receives $200 and Best of Show receives $300. Awards are sponsored in part by the Thomas M. and Esther C. Flanagan Charitable Trust.


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