The Cazenovia Area Community Development Association invites the public to its first annual Art Trail, which will be held the first two Saturdays this month, Oct. 6 and 13.
Participating artists within the boundaries of the Cazenovia Central School District will open their working studios during this event, and anyone who is interested may stop in to meet as many of the artists as they’d like, see where and how they make art and check out the artists’ finished works.
This event was conceived by Cathy Savage, CACDA board member and former resident of Sonoma County, California, where she first encountered art trails and enjoyed participating in them with her husband, Glenn.
“We made so many connections with cool artists and people during the art trails, and wanted to experience this in Cazenovia,” Savage said.
Participating artists include Gene Doering, Jude Ferencz, Gene Gissin, Jane Carroll, Mary Padgett, Dave Harper, Naomi De Muth, Dwight Williams and the artists of Cazenovia Artisans, among others.
The Cazenovia Public Library will be open throughout the event and will serve as an “art hub” where other local artists who aren’t able to open their home studios can set up their work and materials and be available to meet with visitors. Additionally, Pompey Historical Society and the Cazenovia Public Library will be showing the works of John Calvin Perry and Dwight Williams as a link to art history in our community.
Because the artists have a broad range of mediums and techniques, including metal and wood sculpture, pottery, photography and painting, the event will offer something for everyone. Those with technical interests can learn about equipment and tools.
Those who are curious about the inspiration for a style of art or a specific piece can chat with the artist to learn the story behind the artwork.