Arts Off Main Festival

The Arts Off Main Festival is a reimagining of the twelve-year-old Arts & Wine Festival being held August 6th, 2022, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The parking lot behind the McNeil building (17-29 Main St), nestled between Main, Central and Church Streets will be transformed into a family-friendly celebration of Cortland’s art and creativity, and downtown. The celebration will be free and complete with artist vendors, live music, performing artists, live pottery demonstration, children’s activities, wine and craft beverage tasting and food from downtown restaurants.


Live music and entertainment will be performed throughout the day. Check out the entertainment tab for a listing of performers and performance times.

A Pinwheel Decorating Contest & display of entries, with free kits for pick up in July and at the festival so participants will have a chance to use their creative talents. Prizes will be awarded hourly for children who enter the contest. Check our website soon for places to pick up the kits and further details.


An interactive chalk mural with festival goers participation and  3-D Chalk Artists will creating a festival mural right before your eyes.

Patrons will be able to listen to great music from talented local performers while enjoying a glass of wine or craft beverages or enjoying food from downtown restaurants in our outdoor eating area. A Takeout Station will be set up to provide a spot for menus to order from (by phone or online) and the delivery of takeout orders from local restaurants.


Artists interested in displaying with a booth may click here for an application and more information:

Thank you to our Festival Sponsors!

Dan & Rose McNeil Foundation