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For over six months, local and national artists were forced to share their art in a virtual manner while in-person events were banned.
But as COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease, galleries are slowly opening their doors, musicians are scheduling small concerts and artsy events are being planned.
This includes the 2020 Broome Art Trail and Destination Arts Weekend, presented by the Broome County Arts Council and VisitBinghamton, which will be held in-person Oct. 2-4. Destination Arts Weekend will kick off the evening of Oct. 2, with the return of the First Friday Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. at participating galleries in Downtown Binghamton.
During the First Friday Art Walk, the BCAC’s Artisan Gallery will feature the work of Connecticut painter Carol Arnold, with music provided by DJ Dillon Arnold. Face masks are required at all galleries, and food and beverages will not be served. For the full schedule of exhibiting artists and galleries, visit broomearts.org/in-the-community/first-friday.
The Destination Arts Weekend will continue with the Broome Arts Trail on Saturday and Sunday. Thirty-three venues will open their doors to exhibit and sell the work of over 100 local artists. Social distancing protocols will be followed, and masks will be required.
Both the First Friday Art Walk and Broome Art Trail are free and open to the public.
“We are looking forward to this arts-filled weekend. It will be a good opportunity for our community to get out of the house, drive around the county and visit somewhere new at the beginning of the fall season,” says Shawna Stevenson, the programs and marketing manager at the Broome County Arts Council. “It gives artists a chance to show what they have been working on and hopefully see some sales.”
Here’s everything you need to know about the Broome Arts Trail.
The Vestal Museum was among the stops on the 2019 Broome Art Trail. (Photo: Provided)
What is it?
This year will be a bit smaller, with 33 participating venues in Binghamton, Endicott, Johnson City, the Town of Maine, Vestal, Whitney Point and Windsor.
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Some galleries will feature live demonstrations and music.
Broome Art Trail visitors may bounce across multiple galleries, or pick one gallery and stay a while.
When is it?
The Broome Arts Trail will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3-4.
All participating galleries will be open within this timeframe.
Where is it?
The arts trail is spread across Broome County with 33 participating venues ranging from galleries to coffee shops and community centers.
A map of all participating venues can be found on the Broome County Arts Council’s website: broomearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020-Broome-Art-Trail-Map-print-v-7.pdf.
The Orazio Salati Studio Gallery participated in the 2019 Broome Art Trail. (Photo: Provided)
Maps are also available in multiple locations across Broome County and can be picked up at the Broome County Arts Council’s office by calling 723-4620.
The Arts Council has created three routes patrons can follow; they can be accessed by visiting broomearts.org/in-the-community/broome-art-trail.
What COVID-19 precautions have been taken?
All patrons are required to wear a mask.
Each venue has ensured that there will be enough space for artists and patrons to maintain social distancing.
The 2019 Broome Arts Trail featured the Fine Arts Society of the Southern Tier. (Photo: Provided)
And all venues will follow New York state’s guidelines for safe social gatherings.
What venues and artists are participating?
Below are all the locations that will participate in this year’s Broome Arts Trail:
- Phelps Mansion Museum: Becky Williamson (sculpture), Sarah Carman (painting), Anthony Hanakovic (painting)
- KNOW Theatre: Josh Lasky (photography)
- Artisan Gallery: Cherese Rosales (painting), Carol Arnold (painting)
- Orazio Salati Studio: Orazio Salati (painting), Fern Pritikin Lynn (ceramics), Darell Dunlap (painting), Michelle Leonard (aprons from recycled ties), Cindy Henry (fiber arts)
- Cooperative Gallery 213: Betsy Jo Williams (sculpture), Linda Ciallelo (painting), Kit Burnham-Ashman (painting), Judy Salton (painting), Chuck Haupt (photography), MaryRose (mixed media)
- Parlor City Arts: Rebecca Austin (metalworking)
- Muckle’s Ink: Taylor Hayes (Illustration)
- Roberson Museum & Science Center: Luke Hranek (ink), Aaron Rodriguez (painting), Pamela Foley (painting), Susan Szczotka (jewelry, ceramics, and fiber), Alex Dzury (painting), Cynthia Rotella (painting), Gregory A. Chianis (photography), Tom Besom (sculpture), Sardar Kestay (painting)
- Roberson Clayworks: Live demonstration
- Sam Russo’s Wood Shop: Live demonstration
- Diane Lia Studio: Live demonstration
- Crocker Hill Woodworks: Tom Homa and Warren Alpaugh will demonstrate wooden furniture crafting techniques.
- Cole Johnson Studio: Live demonstration of graphite drawing techniques.
- Endicott Performing Arts Center (EPAC): Albert White (painting)
- Equinox Press: Live demonstration
- Endicott Visitor’s Center: Jeff Kellam (photography), Jennifer Mcmyne (drawing)
- Endicott Meeting Room: Meg Reynolds (mixed media), Shawna Stevenson (mixed media), Tess Zizak (mixed media)
- Grapevine Cafe: Merri J. Markovitch (photography)
- Binghamton Brewing Company: Grayson McGuane (digital art), Eli Foote (photography), Michelle Jhingoor (photography, jewelry)
- FASST – Area 51 Art Studio and Gallery: FASST – Area 51 Art Studio and Gallery (painting), Joy McMicken (painting)
- Frank Longo Originals; Jewelry & Art Gallery: David Palmeri (painting), Frank Longo Originals (sculpture and jewelry), Sam Hotchkiss (painting)
- Rich Nolan Woodworking: Rich Nolan (woodworking)
Town of Maine:
- Janet W. Bowers Museum: Scott Yurko (painting), Nanticoke Valley Historical Society Artists
- 1845 One-Room Schoolhouse: Suzanne Wirth (painting), Rose Olsen (painting)
- Vestal Museum: Melissa Restuccia (painting), Marsha Coulton (painting), Spotgirl Design (illustration), Rachel Consolazio (ceramics)
- Nealy Van Dyke Studio: Nealy Van Dyke (painting)
- Saving Grace Art Center: JW Johnston (photography), Triangle Quilt Guild (fiber art)
- The Meeting Place: Joshua R. Evans (painting), Aaron Bennett (drawing)
- Picadilly Lane: Live demonstration by Caren Madden; Lori Warfield (photography), Caren L. Madden (painting)
- Whitney Point Mary Wilcox Memorial Library: Live demonstration by fiber artist Anna Warfield
- La Due Guitars: Kevin La Due (guitar making)
- Windsor Community House: Knights of Art (painting)
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