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ART | Finger Lake Plein Air Festival / Dichotomy Art Bazaar


'Tis the season for outdoor art festivals! Here are two taking place this week; for more events check out our online calendar at

Take a daytrip to lovely Canandaigua for the Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition and Festival, which kicks off on Wednesday, June 5, with a private reception, and will continue through Sunday, June 9. The annual festival celebrates open-air painting, and will feature 43 juried artists from all over the United States and Canada.

On Thursday and Friday, catch the artists at work in the countryside, downtown, at Canandaigua Lake, and in vineyards and gardens. Featured events that are open to the public include a community paint-out Saturday 1-3 p.m., and a public exhibit and sale of the plein-air artists' work Sunday noon-4 p.m. at the Sonnenberg Gardens Carriage House (151 Charlotte St., Canandaigua). All manner of art and artisanal demonstrations will take place in participating shops in Canandaigua. For more information and a complete schedule, call 394-0030 or visit

Dichotomy Rochester is a new retail organization for artists that will hit Park Avenue this summer, and will hold a fundraiser this weekend outside of Java's on Gibbs Street. On Sunday, June 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., the Dichotomy Art Bazaar will feature the wares of many makers based in Rochester. The event is free to attend. For more info, visit