Chase Road and Spencer Place were closed down early Saturday morning, June 19th for the arrival of no less than 95 artisans from around the world who were showcasing and selling their creations.
Publicized for weeks, and with the help of sunny blue skies, the event was packed. Artists were able to show off much of their best work, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry and more.
The town was transformed. Streets usually filled with cars were now filled with people perusing, and some purchasing, the stellar art.
“This is amazing. All of the art is so breathtaking. The amount of work, dedication and time that must go into each piece is truly touching. Everything is displayed so beautifully,” said Scarsdale resident Sara.
The Paragon Fine Arts Festival, in conjunction with the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce, put together the show.
“Scarsdale was chosen as a site to develop a destination fine arts festival given its long tradition of supporting the arts. As artisans, we see a consistent pattern of encountering patrons from Scarsdale at events around the country. Hence the phrase in the artists community that "all roads lead to Scarsdale." We believe art patrons in Scarsdale will truly appreciate the opportunity to have world-class artwork brought to their community, each piece hand-made by the artists with the chance to meet and talk with the artists that created each piece,” said Bill Kinney, Director of Paragon.
Most of the artists featured in the festival have been award-winners from the top shows around the country, with their works represented in both private and public collections.
“We believe art patrons in Scarsdale will truly appreciate the opportunity to have world-class artwork brought to their community, each piece hand-made by the artists with the chance to meet and talk with the artists that created each piece,” said Bill.
The festival ends at 6pm on Saturday, and opens again Sunday, June 20th from 10am-5pm.
“I can’t wait to come back tomorrow, but I’m bring my father with me. It will be perfect,” said 12 year old patron Jennifer.