Wawasee Fine Arts Festival grows
SYRACUSE — The Wawasee Fine Arts Festival at Oakwood is an annual event featuring a diverse range of fine art, including pottery, watercolor, oil painting, jewelry and specialty art made from natural materials such as wood, glass or metal to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces.
This year, the number of artists has grown to 34, ensuring there will be plenty to see in 2023. All art has been juried to ensure suitability for this event. The festival strives to provide “fine art” products from true artisans, so you’ll be sure to find that perfect treasure to take home. Many of the designs reflect a lake setting.
The festival will take place outdoors (rain or shine) in a beautiful lakefront park setting at Oakwood Resort in Syracuse. Various activities, both recreational and artistic, are available for children, so organizers encourage you to bring the whole family along to enjoy the day, as there will be something for everyone.
Food and drinks will be available from on-site vendors or you may visit Oakwood’s Pier & Back Porch Restaurant. Hay Huey, a Mexican food truck, is available, as well as coffee, popcorn and Italian ice to cool off. The festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 27, is 100% free to attend and there is no cost for parking.
The festival is sponsored by the Oakwood Foundation Chautauqua-Wawasee, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides life enriching experiences in support of the arts, education, faith and recreation.
To learn more, see chautauquawawasee.org or their Facebook site.