Griffis Sculpture Park’s 1st Annual Summer Festival Will Feature a Day of Art & Music
East Otto, NY—The Griffis Sculpture Park will celebrate a day of creativity at the first annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 12 noon to 6:30 p.m. Admission will be $10 for adults, 12 and under FREE. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. The event will feature musical performances from some of the region’s best musicians, tours of the park, children crafts and activities, artists creating works, and much more. Park-goers can also take in the 250 sculptures that reside throughout the trails of the park—a 400-acre park located in East Otto, NY—making it the United States’ largest outdoor sculpture park.
John & Mary and the Valkyries
Sly Boots School of Music
Randle and the Late Night Scandals
Jony James Band
Children’s crafts area and scavenger hunt
Drum and Percussion Circle
20-minute park tours – on the hour
Artists creating work
Poetry readings and more…
The events will be taking place on the top of the hill at the Mill Valley site of the park. Guests must be able to endure a 10 minute walk uphill to the festival site. The festival stage on top of the hill will be utilized for the first time in over 15 years for a major event. The road to the stage was recently repaired, thus allowing access to the stage. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and small coolers. There will be a food vendor, as well as a beer and wine garden on-site. Many fans of the sculpture park fondly remember previous musical events at the park, including when 6,000 fans saw 10,000 Maniacs play a benefit concert. The Band also played a show at the park in the mid-1990s. And “The Canadian Invasion” in 1994 featured an impressive collection of Canadian bands, including Lowest of the Low, 54-40 and Blue Rodeo.
The Griffis Sculpture Park is owned and operated by the Ashford Hollow Foundation, which also owns the Essex Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. The mission of the Ashford Hollow Foundation is to promote the visual and performing arts as well as construct a dynamic relationship between the arts and education in Western New York to better its young people and the greater community.
Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival
Sunday, August 18, 2013
6902 Mill Valley Road
East Otto, NY 14729
Noon to 6:30 p.m.