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Are you ready for Friday’s Twilight Market? We are!

August’s market is themed Glove City Celebration and will feature a Gloversville trivia booth presented by Fulton County Museum, historic walking tours, the Kid’s Chalk Art Contest presented by Downtown Gloversville Business Improvement District, live music at Castiglione Park, face painting and children’s activities at Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, and a producer-only farmers market.

In addition, the August 11 Twilight Market will feature the official unveiling of the Before I Die wall sponsored by Donna Panzl of Be Well with Donna – Massage Therapy, located in the Schine Building. Before I Die is a global, community informed art project that reimagines our relationship with life and each other, encouraging participants to live a more mindful existence. First created in 2000 by artist Candy Chang, the project has been presented in 76 countries and 2,000 communities. According to the project’s website: “Each wall is created by local residents who want to make a space in their community to restore perspective and share more with one another.”

A second community-informed, participatory artwork will have its debut at the August 11 event. Susy Easterly, of Easterly Woodworking and Design on Forest Street, will have two benches present for Market guests to paint. These benches are based on similar projects where community members and business owners create artistic benches for the public to enjoy. These two colorful and engaging benches will be placed along Main Street as a pilot program and will provide an eye-catching respite for shoppers and visitors downtown.

“I am overwhelmed by the community spirit shown by business owners and residents downtown,” said Jennifer Jennings, Downtown Development Specialist in Gloversville. “The Twilight Market’s success is down to the belief and hard work of our City. This month’s Glove City Celebration will be just that – a celebration of who we are and who we want to become. Projects like Donna’s and Susy’s encourage everyone to reflect on their role in making downtown a bright, fun, beautiful place to be. Their excitement and donation of talent also stand as an example that every one of us can contribute to making the place we live great.”

Vendors present on July 14, 2017 include:

  • Electric Cookie Jar
  • Hope Valley Farm
  • Leaning Tree Designs
  • Libby’s Natural Soaps
  • Merry Hill Farm
  • Peace of Pottery
  • Slate Valley
  • Stump City Brewing
  • Windhover Farm

Event sponsors include Key Partner, Nathan Littauer Hospital, major sponsor, Fulton County Board of Realtors, and friends of the market Fulmont Community Church, Micropolis Cooperative, Inc., NBT Bank, Patriot Federal Bank, Shannon Rose Design, and WEST & Company CPAs PC.

Twilight Market events for August 11, 2017 include:

  • Music at Castiglione Park
  • Activities Include:
    • Gloversville Trivia presented by Fulton County Museum – Castiglione Park
    • Kid’s Chalk Art Contest presented by BID – North Main Street
    • Historic Walking Tour (meeting at the Chamber building) – 6:30 p.m.
    • Before I Die Wall – Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market
    • Community Bench Project – Farmers Market (North Main Street)
    • Micropolis 6th Birthday Celebration – Farmers Market (North Main Street)
    • Face painting and glove decorating activity for children – Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market
    • More!

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