Makers on Main Street
Allegany Artisans Together with FriendsFriday, June 7, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Welcome to the Land of Maker Believe. Main Street in Alfred from Pine Street to Church Street will be transformed to make room for the makers in our midst. We invite you to join us to take part in this special event. Makers on Main Street is a celebration of the artists, crafters, growers, farmers, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, authors, students, and entrepreneurs in our community. Alfred, NY is the cultural hub of Allegany County and is home to many artists and artisans. Join us to share your innovation and creativity and show us how it’s made! Makers on Main Street celebrates what makers do — what you make, how you make it and the enthusiasm and passion that drives you. Open to all ages, our community comes together learn, share, play and make. This community event inspires everyone to become a maker, and to connect with Alfred’s artisans.
I would like to invite you to join us during Reunion Weekend 2019 festivities. This year, there are two events which will be held on Friday and Saturday June 7 and 8.
MAKERS: What the Friday event is: an opportunity for makers to show off your skills. We encourage you to offer opportunities for visitors to try out part of your process, with plenty of opportunities for hands-on DIY interactions for adults and children.
What the Friday event is not: a sales venue. We encourage you to show off the “how” of what you do.
What Makers bring: Makers are encouraged to bring a tent, table and chairs. If you need electricity, please indicate so on the enclosed registration form.
Saturday, June 8, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Alfred University is hosting the 3rd annual Allegany Artisans “Together” with Friends Art and Craft Sale in the Galanis Family Arena of the McLane Center. If you would like to make a weekend of it, please join us both days. Friday to share what you do, and Saturday to sell the fruits of your labor.
What the Saturday event is: We require that all items must be original and hand-crafted. Spaces will be assigned on a first come, first served basis and are 10’x10’. If you would like a larger 12’x12’ space or access to an electrical outlet, please make note of this on the registration form and we will do our best to accommodate you if space allows. You will receive confirmation and additional show information in late May or early June.
What Art and Craft vendors bring: Vendors are provided a booth space but are responsible for bringing their own tables, chairs, displays, etc.
The participation fee for both events is modest. We ask a reservation fee of $10 for Friday’s Makers on Main Street. The registration for Saturday’s art and craft sale is $20. If you would like to join us for both days, the fee is $20. (In other words, if you join on Saturday, the Friday fee is waived.) You are welcome and encouraged to take part in both days! Fees are strictly used for the advertising budget to promote the health and growth of this unique set of events. Allegany Artisans “Together” With Friends allows all Allegany Artisans to participate and show together, along with local and alumni artists under one roof, making this show a one-of-a-kind- in the Southern Tier! (Registration forms can be found at the Cohen Gallery or at the Fasano House. Or email email@example.com)
Artists may want to bring a bag lunch, but we will supply names of local area eateries and numbers if needed. New this year we are offering lunch on Saturday (DELIVERED!) from Uncle Alfred’s Sub Shop.
As this is now a 2-day event, some artisans may need housing. If you have an extra room you are willing to offer to your fellow maker, please indicate so on your registration form. If you need housing on Friday night, please indicate so on your registration form. We will put you in touch with one another.
These events are open to the public as well as to our alumni so invite your family and friends to attend! We also ask that if you have social media expertise and are willing to help that you write in on your application what it is that you can contribute. Please use the following tags and hashtags: @alleganyartisantour @arts_at_alfred @alfred_village #alfredny #alfredarts #makersonmainstreet
If you know of others who might like to participate in either event, as a maker or a vendor, have them contact me and I will be happy to forward information. I can be reached by phone at 607-871-2144 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
I hope you can join us in June to make this weekend – which celebrates artists, crafters, and makers of all kinds – one to remember!