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Chateaugay Lakes Arts Festival

Foothills ARTSociety would like to invite the public to the 19th Annual

Chateaugay Lake Arts Festival to be held on Saturday, July 26th from 10-3.

Inherited from the Chateaugay Lakes Arts Association in 2008, the Festival will

be chaired this year by Foothills members Julia Holmes and Toos Roozen Evans.

The event is held on the grounds of the Hollywood Restaurant on Rt 374 in

Merrill, NY.

This popular event is a highlight of the summer season for arts minded people

throughout the area. The “invitational” arts and crafts show assures that only

work deemed of “excellent quality” be accepted. Most of the vendors have

exhibited for years and all new inclusions must meet the standards expected by

the jurying committee. There will be over 30 vendors offering pottery, fine art

prints, decorative painting, art cards, stained glass, wood carving, wood turning,

furniture, picture frames, fiber art, cast glass, copper and semi - precious stone

jewelry, baskets and hand painted silk, as well as photographs, watercolors and

oils - most of which have an Adirondack flavor. Many of the vendors look forward

to taking orders for special items.

As an educational activity, a number of vendors will be demonstrating their craft.

Many participating artists/craftspeople have donated fine works of art for a

special raffle to be drawn on the 26th. Names will be drawn at the end of the day

and the winners may take their artwork home with them when they leave (It is not

necessary to be present to win.) A special raffle of childrenʼs items is also being

planned and children attending the Festival may be a lucky winner. Also of

special interest to children is the childrenʼs table which is set up each year and

offers art activities for children to participate in.

In addition to the arts and crafts vendors, numerous local organizations maintain

informational booths. Stewartʼs will once again be offering ice cream sundaes

and Agri-Mark MacAdam will be offering samples of their locally produced

products. There will be a baked goods table for anyone interested in sampling

home cooked sweets or taking some home to share with the family. The weekly

Adirondack Farmerʼs Market, located on the grounds, will stay open until 3:00

just for this day to offer an alluring array of produce, meats and garden items.

The Hollywood Restaurant will also be offering a lunch special for the day.

This Crafts Festival is the farthest North of the craft fairs in the Adirondack region

and has built a reputation for the quality of itʼs art. Foothills ARTSociety, a non

profit organization based in Malone (, would like to invite

the public to attend the festival, support local artisans and have an enjoyable day

mingling with other arts minded people. The event will be held rain or shine.

Later Event: August 2
Franklin County Fair 4H Exhibit