2021 Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival

September 11 (10am-6pm) & September 12 (11am-5pm)








The Artists

The Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival brings together many artists from a range of disciplines for a weekend of inspiring art!

Performance Schedules

NBT Main Stage

Sponsored by NBT Bank & grants from the Follett and Greater Norwich Foundations and Decentralization.


  • 10:00am: LJ Gates
  • 10:45am: Opening Ceremony
  • 11:00am: Mustard’s Retreat
  • 12:00pm: The Kennedys
  • 1:00pm: Vance Gilbert
  • 2:15pm: Drew Drake
  • 2:30pm: Prof. Louie & the Crowmatix with the Woodstock Horns
  • 4:00pm: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams


  • 11:00am: Answer the Muse
  • 12:00pm: Alisa Amador
  • 12:45pm: Drew Drake
  • 1:00pm: The Kennedys
  • 2:00pm: Bob Malone
  • 3:30pm: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Entertainment arranged by Night Eagle Production. Times are approximate & subject to change without notice. 

Peggy’s Stage


  • 12:00-2:00pm: Mark Sands/Realtime Dixieland Band
  • 2:00-4:00pm: Nook and Crannie
  • 4:00-5:00pm: Salsa Lesson
  • 5:00-6:00pm: George Anderson


  • 12:00-1:00pm: CladdaghRing Irish Dancers
  • 2:00-4:00pm: Deeplex with Jerry Dee
  • 4:00-5:00pm: Bruce Beadle

Art Zone Stage


  • 11:00am: Drumzzone
  • 12:00pm: Drumzzone
  • 2:00pm: Catskill Puppet Theater
  • 3:00pm: Jason Tardy
  • 4:00pm: Jason Tardy
  • 5:00pm: Catskill Puppet Theater


  • 11:00am: Drumzzone
  • 12:00pm: Drumzzone
  • 1:00pm: Hillby the German Juggle Boy
  • 2:00pm: Catskill Puppet Theater
  • 3:00pm: Hillby the German Juggle Boy

Art Zone Activities

Kids’ Art Zone:

Parents are invited to bring their children, pre-school through age 9, to participate in a variety of excited arts projects, including Greek Pottery Scratch Art, Watercolor Gold Resist Art Prints, and Sand Art Mandalas. As always, all arts and crafts activities are free of charge.

Golden Art Zone:

This Art Zone is sponsored by Golden Artist Colors and welcomes Children (age 10 & up) and adults to come engage the creative process. This year Golden Art Zone is offering two art projects:

Discover the Secrets of Monoprinting – GOLDEN volunteers will lead Children (age 10 & up) and adults through a step by step process to create beautiful one of a kind prints. A very easy process broken down into simple steps to get that creativity flowing. We can accommodate 8 people at a time, class starts on the hour every hour, beginning at 10 on Saturday and 11 on Sunday.

Also available: The Joy of Watercolor – GOLDEN volunteers will assist you through the process of creating your own watercolor masterpiece. Come anytime and indulge your creativity!

Literary Arts Activities


Full two days of poets, illustrators, and local authors. Join published poet and PhD student in creative writing at Binghamton University Suzanne Richardson to learn how to write Japanese haiku poems. Don’t leave the Festival without writing your own classic 5-7-5 poem!

Suzanne Richardson
Drew Drake

Colorscape Chenango is pleased to have Drew Drake with us this year performing his much admired poetry and spoken word. Drake will perform on our NBT Mainstage at 2:15 on Saturday and 12:45 on Sunday. Drake is an acclaimed spoken word artist and poet inspired by literary greats such as Zora Neale Hurston and Fannie Lou Hamer. This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Get Involved!

Colorscape runs on the power of our volunteers. We couldn’t turn this into the awesome festival it is without them, and they wouldn’t miss the opportunity to be involved. Please join us! 

For more information, email info@colorscape.org.