Home Historical art The 12th Annual Fairy House Festival will be held on July 9

The 12th Annual Fairy House Festival will be held on July 9

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Archive photos of the fairy house festival

Fri, June 3, 2022 10:15 a.m.

The Artpark Fairy House Festival will return from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 9. Tickets are $12 and are available at the Artpark box office (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston) and at ticketmaster.com.

Now in its 12th year, the Artpark Fairy House Festival has grown from an art walk of miniature fairy houses set up in the park by community and professional artists to an international, interdisciplinary and immersive performing arts festival with performances interactive by international, national and local actors. actors, performers and musicians featured in the park setting overlooking the Niagara Gorge.

Visitors can again marvel at the creations of the fairy house and enjoy the Artpark’s whimsical and enchanting fairies and traveling musicians dressed in costumes by Uta Bekaia, a multimedia artist residing and working in New York and Tbilisi. . He creates performances and installations inhabited by portable sculptures, exploring his historical cultural context and the cycles of the universe. Currently he is artist in residence at ART OMI in New York, and in partnership with ERTI Gallery, Tbilisi.

Star musical guests Mucca Pazza will entertain with a rock ‘n’ roll brass band, street theater performance. WNYC described the band as, “Watching this irresistible group of horns and fiddles, guitars and accordions march past and finally take the stage is infectious and chaotic. But it’s also an incredibly coordinated and choreographed performance full of cheers and bursting with energy that’s easy to get caught up in.

Aerial and acrobatic feats will be presented in a show called “Beatings of Circus”. Created by Anouk Vallée-Charest, an international circus artist who has previously worked with Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Éloize, it will include four performers. Poetry, prowess, agility and unparalleled grace will be on display through juggling, balance, aerial fabric and the aerial hoop.

Call for artists

Artpark accepts submissions from local professional and amateur artists to include in the Fairy House tour. More information on artpark.net.

The Artpark 2022 season is supported by: M&T Bank; Cullen Foundation; Labatt blue light; light bud; Southern Tier Brewing; Try-it Distribution; National Endowment for the Arts; New York Parks and Trails; Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo; New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; New York Council for the Performing Arts; FACE Foundation; Mid-Atlantic Arts; and Northtown auto companies.

Visit artpark.net for a current calendar of events.