Saratoga Arts Fest 2012
6th Annual SaratogaArtsFest June 7- 10, 2012
SARATOGA SPRINGS NY — The SaratogaArtsFest is back again this year!
The mission of SaratogaArtsFest is to strengthen art and cultural tourism in the Saratoga region by bringing together local, national and international artists in a city-wide showcase. Now on its sixth year running, Arts Fest has grown more than ever expanding size in the audience and participants as well.Thousands flock to Saratoga every June for this lively, four-day celebration of the arts in its many forms including music, dance, visual art, film, theatre, and literary art.
This Year’s Festival Includes Live Entertainment By: Singer-songwriter, Don McLean performs live!
These performances will take place alongside dozens of events and activities, many of them featuring local artists, to create a program for a wide range of audiences and age groups.
Forty-one arts organizations from the area will participate, including the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Children’s Museum at Saratoga, Home Made Theater, Hubbard Hall, Opera Saratoga, Saratoga Chamber Players, the Saratoga City Ballet.
Get Your ARTSPASS!
One pass does it all! You will receive a collectible piece that entitles you to free admission and discounts for over 75 events and weekend perks at Saratoga Springs shops and restaurants. You can purchase your ARTSPASS Admission Package at the following locations:
- SaratogaArtsFest Center & Gallery opening May 15, located at 43 Van Dam Street
- Impressions of Saratoga
- Saratoga Beads
- Mimosa Gallery
- Skidmore College Bookstore
ARTSPASS prices are as follows:
- $35 Adults and Seniors
- $20 Students
- $15 Military
- $5 Youth (5-17)
- Free Children(under 5)
For four days straight, the streets of Saratoga are transformed into a massive art exhibit. Various art forms come together to create an event that is uniquely delightful and culturally enriching.
Live music, local artist displays, dance exhibits, pottery demonstrations, student projects, various competitions, and giveaways are just some of the exhibitions which hit Saratoga, filling the city with valuable culture and an enhanced appreciation for the arts.
SaratogaArtsFest is collaborating with local schools and proud to announce Project YES! (Youth Experiencing SaratogaArtsFest). This is a program designed to make the arts more accessible to young people and encourage participation.Interactive theater events and hands-on workshops and demonstrations are among the many enjoyable activities for children during the SaratogaArtsFest.Children and young adults also get a good taste of the arts with several events and activities aimed toward families.
Don’t miss the popular SaratogaArtsFest, June 7-10, for a weekend of artful fun in Saratoga!