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Arts Off Main Festival

The Arts Off Main Festival is a reimagining of the twelve-year-old Arts & Wine Festival was 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 was transformed into a family-friendly celebration of Cortland’s art and creativity, and downtown. The celebration was 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*

*Fee for wine and craft beverage tastinsg.


Live music and entertainment was performed throughout the day. 

A Pinwheel Decorating Challenge & display of entries, with free kits for pick up in July and at the festival so participants had a chance to use their creative talents. Prizes were awarded.


An interactive chalk mural with festival goers participation and 3-D Chalk Artists created  festival murals live.

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

Image of a pinwheel.
Image of a chalk artist sitting in front of her creation, a bunny and flower in a hat.
Image of an artist sitting in her tent, selling jewelry at a festival.
Image of artist standing next to his stained glass artwork.
Artist painting a mural on a wall.

Thank you to our Festival Sponsors!

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