(PLATTSBURGH- August 16th 2022) - The City of Plattsburgh is gearing up to host the first Lake City Arts Festival on Saturday August 27th from 12:00-6:30PM in Downtown Plattsburgh. The festival will showcase local and regional talent and will include a Kid’s Art Zone, six live performances on the Margaret Street stage, mural walks, over 25 local vendors and artisans, local restaurants, food trucks and more!
The festival promises to have something for everyone! The Kid’s Zone located in the Betty Little Arts Park runs from 12:00-4:00PM and is hosted by The Link Arts Center. It will host a collage station, bubble prints, face painting and other activities to engage and inspire young artists! Be sure to check out the chalk art murals being created by local artists in the Betty Little Arts Park as well.
The Margaret Street Stage, sponsored by Schluter Systems, will host six local music acts including Amanda Dagley, Austin Petrashune, Sooner than Before, Luisa Mei, Antwon Levee and Dust and Tryst LaNoir & Band. More information about the performers can be found on the festival’s website, www.lakecityartsfest.com.
The Strand Center for the Arts will be hosting pottery demonstrations and Raku firing on their front lawn and hosting an exhibit of local artist Brianna Forkey in the Strand Gallery. Event attendees can take a Mural Walk downtown and discover the many murals in Downtown Plattsburgh and even meet some of the artists who created them.
Finally, Margaret Street will be taken over by 25+ local artists and artisans alongside art demonstrations, and food trucks. Downtown businesses and restaurants will be taking to the streets to showcase their products and food.
Be sure to stop by the Plattsburgh Arts Coalition Information booth at the corner of Brinkerghoff and Margaret Street during the festival for all festival information. For more details about programming and the full list of events please visit www.lakecityartsfest.com
Road Closures and Event Information
Residents should plan accordingly for the closure of Margaret Street between the Betty Little Arts Park and Protection Avenue. Brinkerhoff Street and Protection Avenue will be closed between Margaret and Marion Streets. Road closures will begin at 8:00AM and end at 8:00PM. Parking is prohibited on closed streets and parked vehicles will be towed.
Event attendees are encouraged to park in the Arnie Pavone Parking lot off Margaret Street or the Durkee Street parking lot. The event is free, open to the public and family friendly. Dogs are welcome but must remain on a leash at all times.
Lake City Arts Festival Information
The Lake City Arts Festival is co-produced by The City of Plattsburgh and the Plattsburgh Arts Coalition. The festival organizers would like to thank Chapter One Coffee and Tea, Northern Insuring Agency, Schluter Systems, North Country Coop, Community Bank and the many donors who contributed to the Go Fund Me page for making this event possible.
All information about the festival can be found at www.lakecityartsfestival.com