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Garner Arts Festival 2018

May 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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One event on May 20, 2018 at 11:00am

GARNER Arts Festival is turning 15! Every year this event draws thousands to celebrate one of the historic treasures of the region. Come enjoy this beautiful Spring festival wandering the sprawling 14 acre 19th century textile mill, the GARNER Historic District, while viewing exhibitions, sculptural installations and live performances. The GARNER Historic District, constructed in 1835, operated as one of the Nation’s leading Textile mills before becoming one of the Nation’s first Industrial Cooperatives and still operates as such today. The Historic District is home to 60+ artist studios, boutique retail and an on-site craft brewery. GARNER Arts Center and the GARNER Arts Festival are centered around connecting the public to this significant site through arts & cultural entertainment and tourism.

Let your curiosity guide you through vast warehouse spaces, brick lined alleyways and the unexpected places of the GARNER Historic District. Wander through the open artist studios, get involved in hand-on workshops/demonstrations, sit back to watch a show, enjoy a cold draught beer at Industrial Arts Brewing Company, have lunch from a local food truck, or grab some refreshments from the Creekside Beer Garden. There are lots of activities for kids & families, and a craft fair to find that perfect gift!

Exhibitions, Performance Art and Installations: Numerous exhibitions, video and sculptural installations by guest artists will be exhibited throughout the complex in galleries, alleyways, trails and unexpected places. Guest Curators include; Max Nunes, Art Zuu, Katie Elevitch, Women’s Story Telling Project, Faheem Haider, Tangled Up in You, James Tyler, Angles of Reflection, Jonathan Shorr, Connecting Brains, Metal Outstillations and Alternative to Reality, Poetry Slam, Bryan Roessel.

2018 Exhibiting Artists Include: Ruth Baggett, Barry Mason, Ginger Andro and Chuck Glicksman, Dima Goryackin & Dasha Delone, Ursula Schneider, Rodger Stevens, Jamie Kimak, Noemi Manser, Joan Harmon, Linus Coraggio, Harvey Davidowitz, Katie Elevitch & The Nerdy Duo, Erin Girling, Gillian St. Andrew, James Wyld, Katie Bozek, Kris Campbell, Maksim Akelin, Nunesy, Richard Vivenzio, Sam Ballardini, Steve Luongo, Susan Strange, Linda Montano, Thomas Albrecht, Beth E. Wilson, Andrea Frank, Amanda Heidel and Michael Asbill, Steve Rossi, Jamie Kimak, Kevin Reilly, Lee Bartow, Gretchen Heinel, Samantha Roesemann. PLUS curated exhibitions/installation honoring the memory of late artists Ned Harris and Ted Ludwiczak (“Ted’s Heads”).

Performance Lineup: Live Music: The Chapman Brothers, Marco Ferreria, Shlomo Franklin, Brian Murphy, Marianne Osiel, Karen Davis, Herve Alexander, Eric Divito, Pablo Galesi & Friends, Singing bowls for Jody Atkinson. Theatre: Plays by Megan Chan Meinero, Amanda Walgrove, Charlie Evan Simpson Dance: Hudson Valley Ballet Company, Ballet Rockland, New Settlement Program for Girls & Young Women Presents Next Level Dancers Story Telling & Poetry: Katie Elevitch’s Women’s Story Telling Project; Poetry Slam & Open Mic (Saturday only)

Open Studios: Audiences are invited to explore open artist studios introducing them to painters, sculptors, woodworkers, jewelers, textile artists, photographers, clothing designers & more.

Workshops & Demonstration: Workshops/Demonstrations: Lego Building, live welding, glass bead making, batik, water color painting, story telling, wheel throwing, open rehearsals with Hudson Valley Ballet & more.

Student & Family Activities: Schools throughout the region will exhibit their art; Kid’s Lego building; Kid’s Construction with Nyack Parks Conservancy; TrajectUp tactile kid’s games; kid’s art workshop running all weekend thanks to Karen Baumann, North Rockland Central School.

Craft Artisans: Craft Artisans display and sell their handcrafted wares. Myriad Mirage, Mower Woodcraft, Cheyenne Mallo, The Crafty Thimble, Rio Santo Naturals, Journeyman Beads, Lisa Medoff, Folkloric Jewelry and more.

Dining & Drinks: Hudson’s Mill (Sneak Peek!), La Talaye, Deli Central, Rosie’s Empanadas, 5 Senses Food Truck, Vesuvius Pizza (Saturday Only) Drinks: Relax in our outdoor beer garden or visit the on-site craft brewery, Industrial Arts Brewing Company, and try craft coffee from Stack Street Coffee.

Adults $8; Senior/Student/Military $6 and Kids under 14 FREE!
Pre-Sale 1-Day and 2-Day Passes Available


May 20, 2018
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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