North Winton Village Festival of the Arts taking place Saturday after 1-year hiatus

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A popular arts festival in Rochester is back after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The North Winton Village Festival of the Arts will take place Saturday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Linear Garden between East Main Street and Mayfield Street.

The festival will feature all the traditional fun, including dozens of art vendors, live stage performances, food and drink, a kids corner for family fun, and more.

“All of our volunteers do all the gardening for us, they take care of the flowers, they take care of the gardens,” said Marilyn Parchus, chairwoman of the festival. “We believe that beautification is safety. If a person sees that your neighborhood is beautified and has a nice (aura) to it, I think that they respect that and take care of it.”

From the organizers:


  • Fatima’s Creation (crafted jewelry sets & bracelets)
  • Brandi’s Best Creations (t-shirts, handbags & caps)
  • Samra Brouk for State Senate (public outreach)
  • Glori Bead (hand crafted jewelry, hand cut coin necklaces, & beaded resin pieces)
  • The Unicorn Haven/ORP (wearables – yarn & fabric)
  • North Winton Village Association (NWV t-shirt sales)
  • South East Area Coalition (SEAC neighborhood group)
  • Art by M.C. Kolb (watercolor paintings & drawings)
  • Lilla Rose (hair accessories)
  • Papillon Marketplace (oil products, fairtrade homemade jewelry, pottery, metal art & décor from Haiti, Essen)
  • Jean’s Jewels (Herkimer diamond jewelry)
  • Fairy Folk Realty (fairy house kits, lotion bars, & nature products)
  • Light Up the Night (night lights)
  • The Summit FCU (federal credit union)
  • Angels of Mercy, Inc. (womens charity/services; clothing, jewelry, & accessories)
  • Una Luna Boutique, LLC (womens clothing & jewelry)
  • Small Town Girl (earrings, pins, knitted scarves)
  • Cosmopolitan Boutique (womens clothing, purses & accessories)
  • Moonlight Cardinal (refurbished furniture, home décor)
  • Stone Elements Design (hand crocheted stuffed animals & clothing)
  • County Clerk Jamie Romeo (government agency)
  • Jewelry By Blossom (handmade jewelry)
  • More Than A Haircut Barber Shop (paintings & artwork)
  • Bike Teach Art (polymer clay jewelry & accessories)
  • Forever Spring Studio (handmade goods – watercolor, art, jewelry, & wood burned goods)
  • Ravenkey Pottery (pottery & jewelry)
  • Howard Hanna (licensed associate real estate broker – Brighton manager)
  • Assemblywoman Sarah Clark (pamphlets, mailings, & community resources)
  • Monkey Jane Jewelry (hand crafted stone & crystal jewelry)
  • City Council Rep for City of Rochester (government agency; city information)
  • Blossom Road Medicine (PLLC)
  • Excellus BCBS (health insurance)
  • Child Care Council, Inc. (resource & referral)
  • Boy Scout Troop 37 (boy scout troop; selling BSA popcorn & nut products, and fresh popped popcorn)
  • Tree of Life Chiropractic (pediatric/prenatal chiropractor & free stress scans)
  • Vertus High School (education)
  • Third Eye Wellness, LLC (waxing service, yoga studio)
  • NeighborWorks Community Partners (neighborhood group)
  • Winton Branch Library (library materials & community info)

Food and drink

Stage performances

12:00 p.m.
(Unfortunate last minute change at time of print)

1:00 p.m.
Chaz & the Dazzlers
Led by guitarist/banjoist Chaz Hearne, the Dazzlers mix acoustic Americana with pop originals, featuring close harmony vocals and unique arrangements; foot-tapping folk rock from this new ensemble.

2:00 p.m.
Mike Kaupa & Friends
Jazz trumpeter Mike Kaupa has toured and performed in the U.S. and Europe, taught at the Eastman School and The Harley School, and played behind stars from Ray Charles to Mel Torme. He’s assembled a progressive-jazz quartet for his festival appearance.

3:00 p.m.
Gregory Street Vagabonds
Back for their third North Winton Village Festival, the Vagabonds evoke the Swing Era with their blend of brass, winds, strings and percussion. Playing the Little Theater Cafe, or anywhere where listeners can dance the Lindy Hop, they provide a vintage vibe from talented millennials!

4:00 p.m.
Dave North
British-born balladeer, long-time part of the Rochester
folk scene, Dave North sings songs from both sides of the Atlantic; with monthly shows at the Temple Bar downtown, and frequent appearances at regional festivals, Dave brings the energy of a British Isles pub to our festival stage.

Kids corner

  • Free coloring & supplies
  • Activities provided by Boy Scouts Troup Number 37
  • Visits by RPD Mounted Police and RFD Engine 12


Be sure to pick up your free raffle ticket at the main festival tent. You could win a valuable gift card generously donated by Wegmans!

For more information, visit this website.

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