Sunday was a gorgeous day with temperatures in the 60’s. Perfect for the 375+ artists at this event.
You’ll find a wide variety of art here; ceramics, fiber, painting, photography, metal, wood and more! Unfortunately, we also found some buy/sell imported things which were trying to pass themselves off as handmade. Not cool.
Instead of focusing on what shouldn’t have been there, I’d like to show you some of the wonderful things we did see!
The first gem I came upon was fiber artist, Maria Wiklund. Maria creates gorgeous nuno-felted wearable art. I couldn’t stop touching her work…the textures…oh the textures!
My friends, Blue Toucan Studios were there selling their hand-crafted fairy doors. They design, cast and paint each fairy door in their studio at MADE ON STATE (they are down the hall from my studio).
If you like your art with a sense of humor then you’ll love Dave Pollot’s work. Dave Pollot takes old thrift store art and adds comical pop culture humor to each piece. You can buy both originals and prints from him.
My big purchase of the show was in Victoria Connors booth. Victoria “paints” with felt. Yes, all those pieces in the photo are created entirely in fiber.
I’ll actually be taking a wet felting workshop with her in late October. If you live in Western New York, check out Main Street Arts for all the details.
If you still have any energy after walking through 375+ artists, you can take a trip into the gallery as admission is included for the day.
Hungry from all that shopping? There are many food trucks to choose from. Rochester has a fantastic food truck scene!
There were also bands playing. You can enjoy your food truck yummies, look at your new art purchases and enjoy some music.
I enjoyed Clothesline 2017 and will be back again next year.