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Canandaigua, NY, United States, 2011/07/26 - A spectrum of artists and merchants compose a month long list of exciting events making Canandaigua an artistic destination in August - CanandaiguaArts.com / FingerLakesCopywriting.com.
August in Canandaigua is a month-long arts celebration featuring a variety of visual, performing and culinary events. The mayor has declared August to be Celebrate the Arts Month and merchants and organizations have provided just that.
“It’s an amazing month of events happening in Canandaigua,” Aimee Ward, president of the Canandaigua Downtown Merchant Association says. “We’ve made sure every day in August there is something artistic going on.”
Celebrate the Arts Month include a wide range of art, including visual, performing, and culinary. Some events in the calendar are recurring and have been added such as Arts in the Gardens at Sonnenberg Mansion, and the Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival concerts, while new events debut this year:
Chairs for Charity happens the first week of August. Local artists have decorated Adirondack chairs, which will be displayed throughout the city in merchant businesses. There will be a raffle drawing for the chairs on Saturday, August 6th, during Canandaigua Wine Walk. Proceeds benefit Thompson Health.
Art & Go Seek is a free month long scavenger hunt that will entitle a lucky winner to a prize worth of $500, which is $250 in cash, and $250 worth of downtown dollars. Art seeking contestants discover clues at participating merchants, learn about art, all while having fun.
Other merchant events include trunk shows at Expressions in Needleart, demonstrations at Coach Street Clay, culinary and wine events at New York Wine and Culinary Center, and art exhibits at Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery and Finger Lakes Gallery & Frame.
Celebrate the Arts Month began as a way of celebrating the thriving art community in the city of Canandaigua. Most of the events are free, visit the website for any occurring fees.
For more information, plus a calendar of events go to: canandaiguaarts.com/.
Contact: Aimee Ward President of Canandaigua Downtown Merchant Association.