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Griffis Sculpture Park to hold second annual summer festival

EAST OTTO—The Griffis Sculpture Park will celebrate a day of creativity at the second annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival on Sunday, Aug. 17, from noon to 6:30 p.m. at 6902 Mill Valley Road in East Otto. There is an admission fee for adults, 12 and under are free. Gates open at 11 a.m.

The event will feature musical performances from some of the region’s best musicians, tours of the park, children crafts and activities, artists creating works, and much more. Park-goers can also take in the 250 sculptures that reside throughout the trails of the park—a 400-acre park located in East Otto — making it the United States largest outdoor sculpture park.

Performances will be by Black Rock Zydeco, Workingman’s Dead and Folk Faces.

Other activities include a children’s crafts area and scavenger hunt, drum and percussion circle, 20-minute park tours on the hour, artists creating work, poetry readings and more.

The events will be taking place on the top of the hill at the Mill Valley site of the park. Guests must be able to endure a 10-minute walk uphill to the festival site.

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and food items if they wish. There will also be a food vendor providing grilled items as well as vegetarian options, as well as a beer and wine garden on-site.

Tickets will be available at the door or presale on

The Griffis Sculpture Park is owned and operated by the Ashford Hollow Foundation, which also owns the Essex Arts Center in Buffalo. The mission of the Ashford Hollow Foundation is to promote the visual and performing arts as well as construct a dynamic relationship between the arts and education in Western New York to better its young people and the greater community.


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