After 7 straight days of grey skies and rain showers, I am sure we are all looking forward to a sunny weekend! Make sure you get out and enjoy the sunshine and stop by at some these wonderful artisan shows happening this weekend! Many of the rochester crafters members will be present selling their unique wares.
To see all the wonderful artisan’s participating click here.
This is the last weekend to see artists at the Lilac Festival so swing by Highland Park, smell the wonderful flowers and see beautiful handmade creations.
photo by Matt DeTurck, 2008
The only 10-day free festival of its kind in North America it is inspired by a magnificent lilac collection at Highland Park that plays host to over 500 varieties of lilacs on more than 1,200 bushes. What was first planted in 1892 by horticulturist John Dunbar has turned into the world’s largest lilac collection that even Martha Stewart has enjoyed when she visited the festival in 2007. This event is perfect for all ages and was even voted as a top 100 event by the American Bus Association for 2010.
A favorite attraction at the Lilac Festival is the two Art’s & Craft Shows which take place on Festival weekends. Art Show booths are set-up along South Avenue near the corner of Highland Avenue. Both national and local artists are featured. Some of the arts and crafts on display at this year’s Lilac Festival are ceramics, pottery, handmade wooden art, metal sculptures, paintings, photography, floral arrangements, clothing, jewelry, furniture, lamps, mirrors, and more.
Check our “Artisans Show Schedule” to see which Rochester Crafters will be present there!