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Art, Music Take Over Saturday In Clinton

A full music lineup, over 50 art and craft vendors, food trucks and activities for kids are all part of this year’s Clinton Art and Music Festival.

The annual festival takes place Saturday on the Village Green in Clinton.

Event Coordinator Rachel Bartunek said there’s something for everyone at this year’s festival. If you’re into music, tunes start at 10 a.m., and the last band plays at 6:30 p.m.

Bartunek said there is a broad range of music at the festival. “We have everything from an eclectic country-folk trio to gospel music to jam bands.”

If you’re into art, the Green will have vendors at the Artist Market selling “everything from photography to pottery, painting, jewelry, glass and more,” she said. The Artist Market also opens at 10 a.m.

New to the festival this year is a kids section, Bartunek said. Face painting, story time and interactive music and painting will be offered. Kids will paint with an artist while listening to music, Bartunek said.

The Kirkland Art Center will provide activities for kids on Alexander Hamilton Institute grounds.

Activities for the little ones will also be provided by the Kirkland Town Library and Clinton Pottery on the Green.

An outdoor food court will be set up, with various local food trucks feeding hungry festivalgoers.

Village restaurants are also expected to be open, including the Clinton Ale House on Meadow Street. The Ale House will also host live music in the afternoon and evening, Bartunek said.

The cornhole tournament is back this year. All proceeds from the tournament benefit The Country Pantry in Clark Mills.

Those who attend the festival “can expect a full day of art, music, interactive demos and great food,” Bartunek said. “It’s a nice outing for the day. People can enjoy many different aspects of what we provide in Clinton.”

She added all of the village shops will also be open. “You can really take advantage of Clinton as a walking town and enjoy everything that we have.

“It’s an event we look forward to as a community year-round. It’s like our last end-of-summer hurrah. It’s a great way to get out. Hamilton College is back in town. We see a lot of students come down.

“And it’s really bringing our community to life once more before we start to head into the fall. Connect with your community. Connect with your neighbors. And see Clinton for the vibrant community that it is,” Bartunek said.

The festival is a free Clinton Chamber of Commerce event. For a full music schedule and a list of vendors and events, visit You can also find the Clinton Art and Music Festival on Facebook and Instagram.


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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