And for those unfamiliar with Summerfair it started in 1968 and continues the tradition of presenting the works for a variety of artists.
Located at Coney Island, the 2019 Fair will feature more than 300 fine artists and craftspeople from around the country as well as regional performers, a variety of gourmet arts and the “Youth Arts Rocks!” area for kids.
“Artists apply and are then judged, allowing only the “cream of the crop” to exhibit their art at the fair in twelve categories including photography, painting, drawing/printmaking, wood, metal, sculpture, glass, ceramics, fibers, leather, jewelry, and 2D/3D mixed media.”
Tickets, which include parking costs $10. and you need cash to buy at the gate. However, most of the vendors accept credit cards and make buying items very easy.
We’ve gone many times over the years and quite a few pieces of art hanging as a result of finding the “perfect picture” while wandering around Coney. Kids enjoy the activities and food and are usually happy enough to keep pace with the adults as long as snacks and drinks are readily available.