SYRACUSE — Chautauqua-Wawasee is holding the sixth annual Oakwood Fine Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. A special event plan related to COVID-19, was submitted and approved by the Kosciusko County Health Department.
Due to the Governor’s Executive Order, masks are required and attendees will practice 6-foot social distancing. This year’s festival will feature 23 artists, which is fewer than prior years.
In addition to artists, there will be one food vendor, The Rove, along with Huckleberry Winery, Naomi’s candies and Joe’s Ice Cream. Outdoor tables and seating are available.
The artists expressed the importance of shows like Oakwood’s, saying they are critically important to the artists who rely on them as selling opportunities. With most of the large shows canceled, they are excited about Oakwood’s show because Oakwood Resort’s beautiful outdoor venue.
Also nearby is Oakwood Resort’s Pier and Back Porch restaurant which offers a full menu with both indoor and outdoor lakefront dining. Attendance is free. Ample parking is available.
Chautauqua-Wawasee (pronounced shuh-tah-kwah) provides life enriching events in support of four pillars: Arts. Education, Faith and Recreation. Based on the original Chautauqua Institution, founded in the town of the same name in southwestern New York State in 1874, Oakwood Foundation Chautauqua-Wawasee is a non-profit 501-c3 organization dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a series of programs and events.
Throughout the year, programs are held in the Syracuse-Wawasee area, with many held at Oakwood Resort.
For more information visit http://www.chautauquawawasee.org