What can the fine arts do for us?
- Fine Art Influences: great fine art has the power to positively lift our spirit and mood, so owing and displaying great fine art, not only can transform our home and office's ambiance, but can beneficially influence our circles of friends and clients.
- Fine Art Inspires: Appreciating great masterpieces where excellent techniques and harmonious compositions show us true examples of human ingenuity, can give us the right inspiration to accomplish our ambitious goals and dreams.
- Fine Art Relaxes: by really looking at a fine artwork we can deeply admire the artist's insights, vivid imagination and skills. Like the practice of meditation, really looking at artworks can helps us release stress. Visit your local art museum and try it for yourself.
- Fine Art Advocates Local Pride: owning art created and sold by local living artists means that you are supporting small businesses and your local community instead of the big corporations. Plus, visiting local art openings can be a great way to meet new people in your community and that's a win win situation!
Discover Local Treasures
Search for upcoming art fairs in the events' section of the newspaper. Browse the web and check out the websites of local artists, visit local artists' co-ops and art galleries and absorb all the local treasures in your community, you won't regret it!
~ FOR THE ONONDAGA COUNTY RESIDENTS ~
The 15th Annual Westcott Art Trail
Honoring Lauren Ritchie
Featuring over 60 area artists in 15+ locations.
This is a fund raiser for the Westcott Community Center
2015 Art Trail
Saturday, June 6 (10-5) and Sunday, June 7 (12-5pm)
About Westcott Art Trail
This art fair has grown to one of the finest arts & craft offerings in Syracuse. This year we are having 60+ artists, of extraordinary quality, in 15+ locations around the neighborhood. The locations include artists’ homes and studios that stretch from Meadowbrook to Berkley and from Broad to Avondale and beyond. Local artists work in a range of mediums, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fibers, painting, and sculpture.
Many artists will be demonstrating their craft in mediums including silk painting, henna, watercolor, ceramic wheel throwing and firing, oil painting, origami, jewelry making techniques, and others.
The heart of the Art Trail, the Westcott Community Center (at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Westcott Street) will host many artists. In addition to the art, the Westcott Community Center will offer the East Side Farmer's Market, on Sunday, Onondaga Earth Core will be offering rain barrels at no charge, a Bake Sale to benefit our youth programs, a Saturday only Harp Performance, by harpists Mary O’Reilly and Ruth Thompson and much more.