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Vibrant Scene at the Keeseville Community Arts Festival

Thanks to the hard work of many volunteers, and the support of numerous businesses, organizations, and individuals in the community, AdkAction’s 2022 Keeseville Community Arts Festival was an incredible success. The festival brought the community together for events across several days in late July to celebrate the arts and promote downtown revitalization. Here are a few highlights: 

This year’s festival included 19 different events and activities including art shows, free demonstrations and classes for all ages, the dedication of the 90-foot “What Brings Us Together” mural painted during last year’s festival, an architecture sketching workshop, live music and theater performances, and more. 

Amy Guglielmo of Outside Art, Executive Director Sawyer Cresap and former Executive Director Brittany Christenson of AdkAction dedicated the mural painted during last year’s festival.

 

The mural is officially dedicated!

 

Our annual Plein Air Show & Sale helped artists sell over $29,000 worth of art during the festival – our largest sale to date! A portion of the proceeds of art sales are donated to AdkAction to help fund our work in community revitalization through the arts. You can see which artworks won the juried show and people’s choice award here.

More than 500 festival-goers attended at least one event or activity during the festival.

The scene outside the Plein Air Show & Sale on Friday evening

 

More than 75 artists, actors, musicians, and other creatives participated.

At Arts in the Park on Saturday morning, festival goers enjoyed musical arts by Alice’s Fault, followed by local pianist Joanna D’Ascoli

 

Demonstrations and sales by Mace Chasm Pottery, just one of a dozen local artists represented at Arts in the Park

 

Over 100 children participated in open youth art activities across 15 mediums, from plein air painting to tie dye, story hour, collaging, and interactive demonstrations in pottery, jewelry making, and floral arrangement.

Kids Plein Air Class at the Keeseville Community Garden

 

100 Keeseville Community Arts Festival tee shirts were dyed at our free tie dyeing station for kids!

 

Festival-goers of all ages shared how excited they were for the open opportunity to make and enjoy art, to see their community represented on gallery walls, and to have so many people enjoying Keeseville together. Thank you to all in the community who supported, worked at, and attended the festival, our best yet!

 

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