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Food, Art and Music Festival Scheduled for Saturday, June 3 at Nigra Arts Center

Written By Editor on 5/10/23 | 5/10/23


Gloversville, NY – The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is excited to invite the public to its inaugural Food, Art and Music Festival on Saturday, June 3, 1-7 p.m. This family fun event will include a variety of food and drink trucks, art vendors and demonstrations, kid-friendly activities, hands-on community art projects and rotating musical acts throughout the day, culminating with headliner Skeeter Creek. All are welcome at the festival, which will take place throughout the Nigra Arts Center’s sprawling campus at 2736 State Highway 30, Gloversville.


Admission to the festival is $10 per carload. Vendors and family-friendly entertainment will take place throughout the Nigra Arts Center’s beautiful outdoor space as well as inside the building. There will be continuous music throughout the day, starting with a performance from Big Unity Band at 1 p.m., then Flame at 2:45 p.m., Becca Frame and the Tall Boys at 4 p.m. and Skeeter Creek at 5:30. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets for concert viewing. A variety of food options will be available from trucks and stalls, as well as all kinds of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink offerings from Stump City Brewing and Freddy’s Rockin’ Lemonade.


Fun activities for families will be taking place throughout the event, including balloon art from 1-3 p.m., face painting and henna tattoos all day, and hands-on art projects. Visitors are welcome to browse the Nigra Arts Center’s gallery, which will be displaying its eighth annual New York State Summer Art Show and its fifth annual Adirondack Life Art Show, featuring award-winning photography that has been published in Adirondack Life magazine. Nigra Arts Center artists-in-residence Barney Bellinger and Scott Hook will also be taking part in the event, with Bellinger opening his one-of-a-kind studio for tours and Hook conducting demonstrations of his chainsaw wood sculpting.


Scattered inside and outside the arts center will be a number of local vendors selling handmade wares and demonstrating their crafts. Arts vendors include but are not limited to:

·       Sade’s Earth Essentials – henna tattoos, wire-wrapped jewelry and more

·       Y-Not Dog Cookies – homemade dog biscuits

·       Doug Hallberg – stained glass demonstrations

·       Tammy Miles – homemade knitwear and woodworking

·       John Morrette – original paintings

·       Creative Expressions – original art and prints by artists supported by The Arc Lexington

·       Liberty Through the Arts – original art and prints by artists supported by Liberty ARC

·       Dustin Stanley – paintings and craft wares

·       Sandra Peters – original photography prints


All this and more will be on offer at the festival! We are still accepting new arts vendors – if you would like to sell items or demonstrate your craft, please contact Terry Swierzowski at or (518) 661-9932. Announcements about more vendors and attractions leading up to the event can be found on the Nigra Arts Center’s Facebook page at For any questions about the Food, Art and Music Festival, please call (518) 661-9932.


About the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts:
The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is a beautiful, year-round arts center open to the public. It houses premium art venues, hosts fun family events and provides educational opportunities for persons of all ages and levels of ability. The Nigra Arts Center also offers exceptional spaces for private parties or business events. The Nigra Arts Center was founded in 2015 by The Arc Lexington, an accredited, award-winning provider of disability services. For more information, visit

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