PLATTSBURGH – The public will have the opportunity to experience what Plattsburgh’s arts scene has to offer at a new festival event this August.
The Lake City Arts Festival is a new event hosted by the City of Plattsburgh in partnership with The Plattsburgh Arts Coalition.
The festival will take place on Saturday, August 27 from 12:00pm to 6:30pm in downtown Plattsburgh on Margaret Street and the surrounding area.
“For me, the Lake City Arts Fest is this beautiful celebration of the arts community here in Plattsburgh,” said Megan Charland, co-owner of The Link Arts Center and co-chair of the Plattsburgh Arts Coalition.
“The arts scene has continued to grow over the past two years, particularly with the formation of the Plattsburgh Arts Coalition, and we have this great collaborative energy downtown. An event like this takes a lot of work, and I hope this summer inspires others to get involved and support the arts in Plattsburgh.”
Margaret Street will be closed from Brinkerhoff to Upper Bridge Street. The Links Arts Center will facilitate a Kids Zone at Betty Little Arts Park. Food trucks park on Durkee Street near the art park.
Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a guided tour of the wall with presentations by the artists themselves. There will be a raku firing and potter’s wheel demonstration at The Strand.
At noon there is live music at the intersection of Margaret Street and Brinkerhoff Street, including performances by Austin and the In Laws, Luisa Mei, Sooner than Before and Antwon Levee + Dust and Peso 131.
“By working with local groups and organizations like the Plattsburgh Arts Coalition, the City of Plattsburgh is able to bring events like the Lake City Arts Fest to our residents and the greater North Country area. We’re excited about this new collaboration and celebration of the arts in our community!” said Courtney Meisenheimer, Community Engagement Coordinator for the City of Plattsburgh.
This event is free and open to the public.
Individuals, companies or organizations interested in contributing can do so by contacting Meisenheimer at [email protected] to learn more.
Artists can apply for a table on Margaret Street at www.lakecityartsfest.com. The closing date for entries is Friday 15 July.