Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show
Sunshine Artists' #26 Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows in the Nation
For 42 years, the Arts Council for Wyoming County has presented the Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show (also known as LACS) in beautiful Letchworth State Park in Western New York (USA Today's 2015 Reader Poll's #1 United States State Park).
The Arts Council for Wyoming County produces the event that has grown from a small group of local artists displaying their work outdoors to a show that hosts over 320 artisans, artists, and master craftpersons from throughout the country. This groundbreaking show has been ranked in the top 50 Art Festivals in the United States.
Make plans now to spend Columbus Day weekend at this "state of the arts" festival. The show hosts some of the country's finest visual artists, artisans, performing artists, craftpersons, as well as many traditional & unique consumable foods. Choose from some of the best pottery, paintings, quilts, fiber arts, handcrafted jewelry, photography, furniture, decorative painting, dried floral arrangements, packaged specialty foods, and so much more. Over 320 artisans display their wares along with many food vendors, live entertainment, and other fun activities for the entire family.
The Show is held at the Highbanks Recreation Area of Letchworth State Park, also known as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” during peak fall foliage season throughout the park.
Admission to the festival is free with an $10 per car entry fee to the park. Handicapped parking is available. Please inquire about curbside pickup of heavy purchases at the information booths at the festival.
2018 Show Hours:
Saturday, October 6: 10-5 p.m.
Sunday, October 7: 10-5 p.m.
Monday, October 8: 10-4 p.m.
Please follow this link for driving directions to the Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show.
Please use the following address for your GPS: Harvey Swimming Pool in the Highbanks Recreation Area.
2018 Shuttle information will be posted in October 2018
To download a copy of the 2017 Letchworth Arts and Crafts show map please follow this link to find the show map.
For more information about applying to the show as an exhibitor, visiting the show, or sponsoring the show, please call (585) 237-3517.
2017 Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show Juried Competition Winners
The Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show includes juried awards for exhibitors in many categories. If you are a current or future exhibitor, look for information on the juried show in your acceptance packet.
Awards for the show include a monetary award and a complimentary booth for the next year's show.
2017 Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show "Best in Show" Winner
|Decorative Painting||Michelle Schmitz||Tonawanda, NY|
|Fiber Arts and Leather||Kathy Hendershott||Warsaw, NY|
|Woodworking||Mark Detrick||Sayre, PA|
|Jewelry||Susan Lichtenthal||Orchard Park, NY|
|Metal||Mark English||Westfield, PA|
|Painting/Drawing/Graphics||Mark Smith||Niagara Falls, NY|
|Photography||Mary Gail Perkins||East Syracuse, NY|
|Pottery/Ceramics||Daerl Kim||Baldwinville, MA|
|Glass||Yvonne Stoklosa||East Aurora, NY|
|Toys/Dolls||Russell Fullone||Hamburg, NY|
|Mixed Media||Barb Fullerton||Spencerport, NY|
|Best in Theme "Close to Home"||Kelsey Merkle||Clarence Center, NY|
|Best in Show||Bonnie Hedden||Wellsboro, PA|