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Artpark announces 10th annual Fairy House Festival for Aug. 15

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Fri, Jul 17th 2020 11:55 am

Artpark & Company will present its 10th annual Fairy House Festival on Saturday, Aug. 15, from noon to 4 p.m., at 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston. Admission is free, but in order to adhere to current social gathering / distancing guidelines, it is requested interested attendees RSVP in advance for timed admission.

Parking will be available for $10.

The popular annual festival for both the young and young-at-heart will be modified to include contact-free activities and feature a walk-through tour of artist and community-created fairy houses, winding through the Artpark woods.

Guests can enjoy the whimsical and enchanting Artpark Fairies and roaming musicians with new costume creations by Uta Bekaia. All are encouraged to join the celebration and come dressed up as a fairy or other favorite mystical character, or wear a colorful decorated face mask.

The talents of local artists will be celebrated with special creations for the festival. Confirmed artists include Charity Huff, Alexandra Lee, Casey Mark Schultz, Candace Masters, Meredith and Samantha Phelps, Rylee Luczak, Stephanie Kowalski, Tammy ODierno, Ani Hoover, Shasti O'Leary Soudant, Bethany Krull, Jesse Walp, Juniper Moon, Hilary McAndrew, Leeann Catanzaro-Banes and Leah Banes. Plus, “Color Constellation” by Virginia Melnyk Designs.

Fairy House submissions are currently being accepted until Aug. 5. Visit www.artpark.net to apply.

This program joins a robust season of programming adapted for COVID-19, including the “Music in the Woods” series, “The Art of Walking,” the Strawberry Moon Festival, and drive-in films. Artpark also offers public art installations, the Percussion Garden, walking trails, fishing and other opportunities for recreation and relaxation, open daily from dawn until dusk.

Patrons are also encouraged to join “Artpark Live: A campaign for a vibrant future.” Tax-deductible contributions help nonprofit Artpark & Company continue its mission to create, nurture and present the arts. Visit www.artpark.net for further information.

Artpark’s 2020 season is supported by M&T Bank, Cullen Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Arts Services Initiative of WNY and Delta Sonic.

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