ITHACA, N.Y. — It’s time once again for the Community Arts Partnership’s annual Ithaca Artist Market!
Now in its 29th year, the Ithaca Artist Market fills all 88 booths at the Ithaca Farmers Market with regional fine and functional artists in a unique, once-a-year, can’t miss event. The event will go from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, July 19 at the Ithaca Farmers Market at Steamboat Landing, 545 Third St., Ithaca.
New This Year:
Extended Hours (We start at noon to catch the lunch crowd, and stay open until 8pm to catch out of towners coming after work!)
For the first time, the Community Arts Partnership is co-hosting the Ithaca Artist Market with the Ithaca Farmers Market!
Over 75 established visual artists (and 3 authors) have been juried into the Artist Market to showcase and sell a stunning variety of some of the best art in the region. The selection of artists varies from year to year. In 2019, there are 25 artists that are new to the event!
Visitors to the market have the unique opportunity to meet and talk with the artists in one place and to buy work of all shapes, sizes, and disciplines including paintings, prints, sculpture, fine furniture, collage, photographs, jewelry, paper cutting, ceramics, fiber art, woodcarvings, letterpress prints, blown glass, altered books, and more! Prices range from $5 to $2,000 (something for everyone!).
Local arts organizations will also have booths, along with a variety of food vendors, including Treleaven Wines and (for the first time) Treleaven will bring their craft beer truck with local beers on tap.
Market goers can enjoy the East Hill Jazz Group, who will set the mood with classic jazz throughout the afternoon.
The Ithaca Open Art Hive will have free art making activities for the general public and CFCU Community Credit Union, one of the event sponsors, will have collage activities for the public to enjoy!
The Market is held rain or shine at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market, off Route 13 at Third Street (turn at the corner of Aldi and B&W Supply.) If using GPS, use 545 Third Street, Ithaca NY 14850.
“This is an amazing annual event,” says Robin Schwartz, Program Director of the Community Arts Partnership, who has been running the Artist Market for 25 years. “The Farmers Market’s open air structure on Cayuga Lake’s inlet is beautiful. Music will be playing, there’s plenty of food and wine and beer, and visitors can take their time looking at the art and meeting all the artists, all carefully juried into the show. Each year I am reminded that the artist talent we have in Tompkins County is truly outstanding.”
Visit the Community Arts Partnership’s website, ArtsPartner.org to download a guide to the booths, or find one when you arrive at the market.
Featured image: Michael Sampson at the State of the Art Gallery booth. (Provided photo)