Celebrating 35 Years at Westchester’s Most Beloved Art and Shopping Experience at One of Its Most Popular Landmarks! Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, a celebration of all things handmade, returns to Tarrytown, New York for its 35th anniversary on the rescheduled dates of July 24, 25 26, 2020. This semi-annual event featuring 275 of America’s best artists and modern makers is held at Lyndhurst, one of the country’s most beautiful historic Gothic Revival estates. Crafts at Lyndhurst continues to thrive by being Westchester County’s favorite art and shopping experience and is a Hudson Valley event not to miss! For over three decades this cultural phenomenon has brought hundreds of thousands of craft lovers to the Lyndhurst estate, raised almost four million dollars for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and helped to sustain the careers of thousands of independent artists from across the country.
Carnegie Art Center Announces a Virtual Art Festival for Artists and Art Collectors
The Carnegie Art Center (CAC) is excited to announce the Carnegie Art Festival: A Virtual Art Experience as an alternative to in-person art festivals this summer. The virtual festival will be a website that will be released to the public on July 1st and will be on view until August 1st, 2020. The CAC is currently seeking artists and craftspeople to apply to participate in the virtual festival. For one month, the CAC will host the Carnegie Art Festival: A Virtual Art Experience on their website where visitors of the website can browse and purchase artwork, crafts and other handmade items created by hundreds of artists from the comfort of their own homes. In lieu of an in-person art festival, the CAC hopes you join them online to browse, support and celebrate the arts.
Spotlight Education week continues with the season premiere of Craft in America. TEACHERS highlights artists committed to sharing the skills and passion for craft with students of all ages. Featuring Navajo weavers Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete at Idyllwild Arts, glass artist Mark Mitsuda at Punahou School, glass artist Therman Statom, and ceramic artist Linda Sikora at Alfred University School of Art and Design. WSKG’s Crystal Sarakas interviewed Linda Sikora for our Artist Cafe program. Ms. Sikora also adds:
Individuals should contact Alfred University to learn about professional studies in Visual Art and for more information about Ceramic art. To see some of the best functional ceramics in the country locally, attend the national ceramics Flower City Pottery Invitational in Rochester, NY on October 14, 15, and 16, 2016. This is held at the Genesee Center for the Arts and Education.
We couldn’t think of a better way to encourage time together than through crafting! And, it’s always a good feeling to repurpose items. Use some leftover holiday tinsel to craft this festive DIY New Year’s Eve Wreath! Recycle a paper or plastic plate and wrap tinsel around it, add glittered numbers and celebrate the new year with a fun craft! This segment from Crafts for Kids demonstrates just how easy this DIY is:
So ring in 2016 as a family and with your very own handcrafted decor! Crafts for Kids is a weekly series that encourages parents and kids to spend time together making fun and simple projects with items you probably already have in your home!