The grant will directly support the 2nd Annual Fairport Reimagine the Canal Plein Air Festival to be held September 30, 2023 in the Village of Fairport, New York.
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the New York State Canal Corporation announced NYS Canal System Tourism Infrastructure and Event Grants totaling $190,000 in 2023. The grants will support seven tourism infrastructure and amenity improvements and 35 events along canal waterways and the Canalway Trail.
The Village of Fairport Local Development Corporation was awarded $2,000 to support the second Annual Fairport Reimagine the Canal Plein Air Festival to be held September 30, 2023. Hosted by the Fairport Public Arts Committee, the Festival will welcome local and regional artists to spend the morning painting along the historic Erie Canal waterway and throughout the Village of Fairport. Art lovers will be able to observe the artists as they paint. A public reception, exhibition, and sale of the art will take place in the afternoon.
About the Village of Fairport Local Development Corporation
A member agency of the Fairport Office of Community and Economic Development, the Fairport Local Development Corporation is an innovative and collaborative organization that supports the continued growth of the Village of Fairport into the most sought-after destination in the region for residents, visitors and business. www.fairportoced.org
About the Fairport Public Arts Committee
A volunteer committee of the Village of Fairport, the Fairport Public Arts Committee supports public art and art education in Fairport and Perinton, NY.
About the New York State Canal Corporation
The New York State Canal Corporation, a subsidiary of the New York Power Authority, oversees the operation and promotion of the New York State Canal System. The Canal Corporation’s mission is to operate and maintain a premier waterway and trail system that honors the historic legacy of the Erie Canal and offers unique recreational and tourism opportunities, while also promoting sustainable economic development throughout the canal corridor.
About the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Nearly 200 years after its construction, the Erie Canal remains an iconic symbol of American ingenuity and determination. The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor works to preserve the Nation’s extraordinary canal heritage, promote the Corridor as a world-class tourism destination, and foster vibrant communities connected by more than 500 miles of waterway. It achieves its mission in partnership with the National Park Service, New York State agencies, non-profit organizations, local residents, and more than 200 communities across the full expanse of upstate New York.
Fairport Office of Community + Economic Development
Fairport Public Arts Committee