Corn Hill Arts Festival opening day garners praise from artists

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – Day one of the Corn Hill Arts Festival is in the books.

It’s back this weekend after two years off because of the pandemic. Because of that, artists haven’t had as many opportunities to show their work. Organizers say that’s what makes this year’s festival especially important.

"In a really practical way, the reason we’re here is that it helps us to let people know that our business is there,” Hurd Orchards owner Amy Machamer said. “Over the years, it has been an incredibly vibrant outreach for us because it’s not just a printed word. It’s not just a picture. It’s actually the interaction with people who are interested and responsive and they all came up to our pretty little truck and say ‘the color, the cherries.’”

The festivities continue Sunday in the Corn Hill neighborhood. Today, there will be performances from Left On Red, Big Eyed Phish, and many other musical acts.

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