One sure sign of summer in central New York is the arrival of the Munson-Williams- Proctor Arts Institute's Arts Festival, and it's going on now. There are many interesting paintings and photographs in the freee sidewalk art show. My son had a painting in the show a few years ago, and it's fun to see other local artists' and photographers' work on display.

Here's more about the arts show, according to

"2014 Arts Festival

Sidewalk Art, Music, Classic Cars and Much More For 7 Days and Nights

The 2014 MWPAI Arts Festival will be held Friday, June 27 through Wednesday, July 2 where guests will experience a colorful extravaganza of live music, sidewalk art, mural painting, antique autos, and much more.

The Festival's highlight attraction, the Sidewalk Art Show, returns with 200 fascinating works in a colorful array of media. Children will enjoy fun-filled artistic activities. Guided tours and illustrated talks give new insight into the Museum of Art collection and exhibitions.

Free and open to the public Friday, June 27 – Wednesday, July 2 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

310 Genesee Street

Utica, New York"

For a complete schedule of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Arts Festival, visit:

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