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