Holiday Festival of the Creative Arts

The Finger Lakes Art Council is excited to announce the Holiday Festival of the Creative Arts, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Willard Memorial Chapel. Along with vendors, it will include food and live music, as well as tours of the Chapel for a $5 donation (event lineup below). The event will feature a Victorian theme, so FLAC board members and some vendors may be in costume, and attendees are invited to dress up and join in the fun.

There will be fabric art, painting, photography, jewelry, home décor, apothecary, stone art, and more. Some vendors will be there for both days, while others will be there for either Saturday or Sunday only, and there will also be a selection of raffle prizes. In addition to chocolate and other snacks, Twisted Vegan will be selling food in the Community Room. The Flock of Free Range Children, Perform 4 Purpose, and harpist Chris Molloy will be performing in the Chapel, a beautiful room with acoustics that enhance the sound of any music played there.

Event Schedule (surprises TBD!):


11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Flock of Free Range Children

1 to 2 p.m., Perform 4 Purpose

3 to to 4 p.m., Chris Molloy


11 a.m. to noon, Chris Molloy

1 to 2 p.m., Perform 4 Purpose

Artistic Impressions will be open for both days of the festival. This shop, owned by FLAC board member Sandy Shutter, features colorful hand-made items in a beautiful boutique setting. Another shop operating inside the Chapel is fabric outpost, Sew What. This nonprofit organization will also be open for both days of the festival, and has fabric, patterns, sewing supplies and books, with a mission “to recirculate usable items constructively and creatively.” The Chapel guidelines require all visitors to wear masks while in the building, regardless of vaccination status.

The Finger Lakes Art Council would like to extend thanks to the staff and board of Willard Memorial Chapel for partnering on the Holiday Festival of the Arts, as well as for all the additional support.

Joe Sarnicola is a crafts artist and the president of the Finger Lakes Art Council and can be reached at artcouncilfingerlakes@gmail.com or (315) 224-5071.


Dec 11 - 12 2021


Willard Memorial Chapel
17 Nelson Street, Auburn, New York 13021

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