Corn Hills Arts Festival is back this weekend, featuring hundreds of artists

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Corn Hills Arts Festival is back after two years of cancelations. Hundreds of arts vendors will showcase their work across nine streets in the Corn Hill neighborhood on Saturday and Sunday.

The festival will feature artists from across the country and locally, along with live music, food trucks, and the return of the fairy houses. The festival runs all day and live music starts at 11:15 a.m. News10NBC is proud to be the official media sponsor of the 2022 Corn Hills Arts Festival.

You can find out more about the arts vendors here. Some of them include:

  • Gods N Gladiators. Screen printed art with imagery of Rochester, including on canvases and clothing.
  • Acorn Glass. Plates, bowls, and sun catchers made of fused glass.
  • Allan Ditton Pottery. Pottery with waves and crystallized glass.
  • Andrew Mosher Art. Watercolor and ink illustrations, ranging from pop culture to original designs.
  • Colleen’s Creative Outlet/Upcycled fashion. Colorful clothing made entirely of recycled materials.
  • FloralFauna. Porcelain pottery with nature themes.

The festival includes beer and wine tasting on Lunsford Circle at the Gazebo Stage. There are also family-friendly activities like building nature-themed fairy houses to display and chalk art. On Sunday, the festival will kick off with a 5K at Fitzhugh Place South and Exchange Blvd, along the Riverway Trail.

You can learn more about the festival here.

The Corn Hill Neighbors Association has organized the festival for decades. Bill Belecz, chair of the Corn Hill Arts Festival said the 2022 festival has been in the works for a long time.

"Even though we didn’t have a festival the last several years, we, the committee, worked and we were preparing each year but then as we got to March, April of that year we had to cancel," Belecz said.

"It’s typically one of the best weekends of the summer. So I hope they can take a little sunshine away with them as well."