The 50th anniversary of the Arts and Crafts Competition is in Columbus Circle this weekend. It is the very first downtown competition given that 2019. Commonly, much more than 50,000 site visitors check out the artwork.

There are about 130 distributors coming from across the place and one particular who built it across the border from Canada. Far more than half have hardly ever been to the pageant right here.

“We are tremendous excited to be capable to showcase all the things that they have to give,” explained Alice Maggiore, the communications director for the Downtown Committee. “I know I get a good deal of my holiday break shopping done listed here at the arts and crafts fest. There are so several special items from woodworking to ceramics to photography, painting, electronic art. It’s all right here.”

In addition to actual physical art, there will be strolling musicians and avenue entertainers. Of training course, there will be refreshments, far too, contributing to the social gathering-like environment.

“Downtown is wherever everyone is welcome and the place the group arrives together, so it is essential to have festivals like this to be capable to see persons convey them back get jointly and celebrate,” stated Maggiore.

If you are headed down to the pageant, there are a good deal of street closures in the space. Montgomery Street is closed from East Fayette Road to Madison Road. East Jefferson and East Onondaga streets are shut from South Warren to South Condition streets.

They are closed from 6 a.m. in the morning until 9 p.m. at evening.