For those of you who’d like a Glen Park Art Festival update, here it is:
The 2018 Glen Park Art Fest is Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 on Glen Avenue in the Village of Williamsville. The event runs from 10am to 5pm both days, rain or shine (hopefully shine).
This year we’ve got 104 returning artists and 32 new ones. Wondering what’s most represented? If you guessed jewelry, you’re right! About 30 jewelry artists will be at the 2018 fest. After that, we’ve got 20 artists who are painters and 17 photographers displaying their work for sale. In addition, you’ll discover artists who draw, work with wood, stained glass, clothing, pottery, sculpture, sewing creations, furniture, candles, copper etching, digital art, and garden art, among others.
Food-wise, this year there will be booths from the Glen Tavern, Applewood, and Yotality, along with a food truck from Share.
If you’ve been looking for GPAF ads in local media, then you might have seen them in the Buffalo News’ GUSTO, Buffalo Spree, Forever Young, and the Amherst Bee. The fest has also had a promotional presence at the Williamsville Farmers Market.
New this year at the Town of Amherst entertainment stage is Jhankaar & Nrityadwani performing dances from India, including Kalbelia and Lezim on Sunday morning, 11:30-12:30. Then, also on Sunday, Joe Maxwell, a magician, will be strolling the grounds performing magic tricks from 1 to 3pm.
As usual, two sky dancers will be blowing in the wind– one atop Main Street at the one entrance to Glen Park, and the other at the fest’s Mill St. entrance. Sky dancers are yellow and red and use air to dance around high into the sky– kids love them, and they certainly do draw attention their way… And beautiful planters from Mischler’s Florist will grace the grounds , full of pretty flowers. Also look for balloons, ribbons, flowers, and decorations all around the fest.
Finally, if you’re available Friday night, July 27th, bring your lawn chair over to the festival grounds for a free concert by Serendipity Swing, playing classic tunes from the good old days– the kind you can dance to, or just hold the hand of the one you love…