Show Events & Activities
Admission: $6.00 Adults; Children under 12 Free.
Join us Saturday and Sunday, August 16 & 17, 2014, for a juried show of fine arts and crafts situated on the fifty acre Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion Historic State Park in Canandaigua.
The South Lawn of this verdant estate will overflow with the works of more than one hundred artists from all over the Northeast and beyond. In these tidy, well-arranged booths artisans vetted from a large pool of applicants from across the country will offer fine paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, glass, woodwork, photography, and other fine arts and crafts. During the show you may be tempted to take a break and relax beside the duck pond, or meander in the cool shade of grand trees and hidden grottos.
Bring your appetite and take a break under cool shade trees in our spacious picnic area between the artist booths and the Mansion. Under a large tent the Kiwanis-Rotary Grill serves hamburgers, grilled chicken, red and white hots and chips. Lots of bottled water and soft drinks, too. Dine at picnic tables under the tent or in the adjacent picnic area. Nearby, take in postcard views from Nolan’s Cafe, serving fresh salads, wraps and fruit. The Friends of Sonnenberg dispense snacks and beverages for the on-the-go group.
See what’s uncorked or on tap in the Beer and Wine Garden – stocked with Finger Lakes wine by the glass and craft ales on draft by Custom BrewCrafters, Rohrbach’s, and Naked Dove Brewing Company. Relax with your refreshments alongside live performances of toe tappin’ bluegrass, country and folk music from noon ’til five both days.
Free Admission to the Delevan Lectures, a program of free art lectures and talks by accomplished artists, curators, gallery directors, and art historians and educators. Lectures are presented both days in the Carriage House. Click here for more detailed information.
Don’t miss out on our fabulous art raffle! More than ninety original works of art donated by our exhibitors and are on display in the raffle tent. Buy and deposit raffle tickets in the canisters next to each artwork for your chance to win a piece of art to add to your collection!
Tour the entire Sonnenberg Estate, where self-guided tours of nine themed gardens, the Greenhouse Conservatory, and the magnificent Queen Anne-style mansion await your discovery! The Finger Lakes Wine Center & Gift Shop situated behind the Conservatory opens daily at 11:00 a.m.
Experience and be inspired by Arts at the Gardens, where you’ll find original art in a spectacular setting!
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Arts at the Gardens on the Grounds of Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park
151 Charlotte Street • Canandaigua, NY 14424 • (585) 394-4922