The July 20th Summer Saturdays Arts Series will have you stomping your feet to the music of Maria Gillard and learning about knitting. GIllard performs on Saturday, July 20 from 10AM-noon as part of the Summer Saturdays Arts Series which takes place at the Perry Festival Plaza on Main Street in downtown Perry.
Musician Maria Gillard’s inviting stage presence and rich alto voice will enthrall her audience. Her original songs are a mix of folk, blues and swingy jazz that invoke universal themes like love, family, and relationships. Julia Figueras of WXXI radio says “Maria Gillard sings from the soul, with a clear-eyed vision that cuts straight to your heart. Every time Maria sings, I learn something more about me”. At the market, Maria will sing old standards, kid-friendly songs and her original compositions – you’ll find her stage energy compelling and contagious!
And artisan Mara Rooney of Warsaw’s Dancing Goat Yarn Shop will be knitting with ruffle yarn. Mara enjoys explaining this and other knitting techniques.
Over 15 farm vendors will present a variety of the best produce and homemade products summer has to offer at the Perry Farmers’ Market. The market runs from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm. Visitors will find pleasant, shaded outdoor seating in a festive downtown atmosphere. Snacks, meals and drinks are available – a great opportunity to take in the sights, sounds and tastes of a Western New York summer!
This year’s free Arts Series runs each Saturday through September 28th.contact Meghan Hauser at (585) 237 5375 or visit www.perryfarmersmarket.com.
The Summer Saturdays Arts Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, administered in Wyoming County by the Arts Council for Wyoming County. We are also thankful for the generous donation of time and talent from Arts Series participants.