The Colorscape Board of Directors is busy planning the return of the Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival, scheduled for the weekend after Labor Day, September 11-12. The festival attracts around 10,000 to 12,000 attendees every year and all the favorite activities will be back for 2021.
There will be multiple stages of music and other acts, beautiful unique artwork to browse and purchase, lots of great food and, of course, the Literary Arts Tent. This year, the tent will also feature authors reading from their books.
“The literary arts are a very important aspect of our culture,” says Connie Dalrymple, Literary Arts Coordinator. “Each year we try to make some of this accessible to people by hosting local authors and activities for children and adults. It’s so special to hear authors perform their own works. It really opens up new dimensions to old favorites and gives you a whole new appreciation for the author’s work.
Anyone who is a local author, illustrator or poet can email Dalrymple at [email protected] to find out how to participate in the Literary Arts Tent.
A look back at the 2019 Colorscape Arts Festival
The festival had to be canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but returns this year and will be better than ever. To celebrate this return to normal, this year’s tent will feature a fun activity that will help festival-goers recover from COVID.
“The pandemic has had such a huge impact on the arts,” Dalrymple said. “So many events had to be canceled and so many artists had to face challenges to connect their work to those who needed it. Ironically, at the same time, the arts became even more important in our lives. done without music, literature, video shows and art in our homes to entertain us and give us some beauty and light in such a difficult time?”