Epic concerts, Broadway-quality musicals and performances by world-class musicians -- these are the things that put Artpark on the global map, and placed the Lewiston facility at the head of the class for Western New York performing arts venues.
So, Artpark & Company's production manager, Susan Stimson, admits she had some trepidation when pitching the "Fairy House Festival," an all-day, fairy-based outdoor children's activity.
"Last year's event was our first annual and we did not know what to expect," Stimson said. "It is like having a party and being scared no one will come."
Fortunately, "We had over 3,000 people and the atmosphere was beautiful and reminiscent of old Artpark days when they had large-scale children's and arts activities all year round," she said. "The weather was perfect -- it was such a positive, nature-based and relaxed affair. We had so much positive feedback. It was a lot of work, but we are thrilled that is has taken off."