September Autumn Leaves Arts Festival

The Village of Cazenovia, NY     September 1st - October 1st 2022

Program Details & Schedule of Events


September Autumn Leaves Arts Festival
You are invited, whether local or visiting for the weekend, to enjoy this beautiful historic village. The leaves are turning and summer breezes off the lake are tinted with the breath of autumn air and that crispness of our fall evenings.  With historic restaurants and inns, outdoor dining, scrollable pathways through Willow Patch along the Creekside, and sunsets over Cazenovia Lake, the September Autumn Leaves Arts Festival invites you to take a moment, relax, and thoroughly enjoy art with in our natural art.

Sept 1     Ten Years in Cazenovia - Art Opening Reception - Rick Marchant

Marchant - Boots

"Boots"   oil on canvas   24" X 36"

 Thursday, 5:30 - 7:00 PM,  Cazenovia Public Library

"This show is a selection of works completed during the ten years I have lived in Cazenovia. I enjoy working in a variety of mediums, including oil paint, clay, and pencil. My work is very deliberate, as I enjoy the process of accurate rendering. I continually try to develop patience and concentration in order to grow as an artist."

"After retiring from teaching high school art, my wife, Anna, and I moved to Cazenovia. We were aware of a strong art presence here, which was an influence on our decision to move. I began meeting artists who shared my interest, and soon realized the many opportunities available to artists. The people I've met have been a strong influence on my enthusiasm and I have very much enjoyed pursuing the art opportunities Cazenovia has to offer."


Sept 3     Chalking the Walk
Saturday, 10:30 - 12:30 PM,  Cazenovia Public Library

The Library will be hosting a Chalk the Story Walk event on September 3rd from 10:30am-12:30pm. The public is invited to decorate the sidewalk next to the Library and fill in pre-designed patterns or create their own designs by adopting a blank square. Following the events, chalk will be available for participants to take home and decorate the sidewalk in front of their own home. 

Cazenovia:  get out, take a stroll, Chalk the Walk, and enjoy a colorful village before the season changes.


Sept 3     "Abstract Views of the Real"   Artisans Reception - Linda Bigness - featured Artist
 Saturday, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Cazenovia Artisans, 39 Albany St.

Paintings by Linda Bigness explore the hidden surfaces found within the urban landscape.  Demolished walls expose another time and hidden signs of another era. Renewal often brings into the viewer's vision a time that reflects different cultures and ideas.


Sept 1-30    September Cazenovia Watercolor Society Art Exhibit
New Woodstock Free Library, 2106 Main St, New Woodstock Exhibit

The show is up for the Month of September .


Sept 9     CazArts First Anniversary Celebration of Carpenter's Barn
Friday, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, Carpenter's Barn, Lakeland Park   LEARN MORE

Join us for an evening of music, art, good company and refreshment for the CazArts first anniversary celebration of Carpenter's Barn The stone barn was built in 1889, in the corner of Lake Land Park. CazArts in cooperation with the Village, Cazenovia Area CommunityCarpenter's Barn Development Association, and Cazenovia College, has refurbished, rebuild, and re-imagine it as an Arts hub. It is one year since opening and starting a new life for the barn as a vibrant home base for the arts in the greater Cazenovia Area. Please come and celebrate with us.

You can also visit the Open Studios in the Carpenter's Barn with artists Pilar Figueira, Tara McClung, Jen Pepper & Kathryn Szyjkowski.


Sept 10   FREE Workshops at Carpenter's Barn - Registration Required - REGISTER NOW

Saturday, 9:00 AM -1:00 PM   ' Paint the Season' with Judith Levins - adult class - REGISTRATION CLOSED

NOTE: You can email if you want to be waitlisted.

Splash the colors of the fall landscape in this four-hour workshop. The instructor will guide you through a series of small warm up paintings culminating in one finished landscape to take home. Personalized instruction and numerous demonstrations will give you the confidence to play with color, understand the medium and use values to make your work glow. Supplies included. Class size limited to 10 adults.

Saturday, 2:00-4:30 PM    Creating Magic Windows - kids 6-12 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

NOTE: You can email if you want to be waitlisted.

Please join us as we create a 'magic window ' inspired by the season of Autumn and Henri Matisse's cut paper collages. Light can shine through this piece which will transform throughout the day as the sun moves through the sky. Students will use mesh, mod podge and a variety of papers to create this fun collage! Class size limited to 12 kids.

Saturday, 6:00-7:30 PM    Fall Drum Circle For All with Jimbo Talbot – all ages

Class size limited to 40. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

NOTE: You can email if you want to be waitlisted.


Drum Circle at Lakeland Park


JAZZ-N-CAZ   September 15 – 17   Jazz-N-Caz invites you to three nights of great music in Cazenovia presented by Cazenovia College.  With local and nationally recognized musicians performing in locations around the village.  Jazz-N-Caz is free and open to the public.

Sept 15    ESP Jazz Band
Thursday, 7:30 - 9:30 PM,  Brae Loch Inn

Kickoff party with live music on the lawn


Sept 16    Loren Barrigar & L.J. Barrigar
Friday, 5:00 - 6:30 PM, Brewster Inn


Sept 16    The Instigators followed by Mark Doyles Guitar Noir 
Friday, 7:00 - 10 PM, Catherine Cummings Theatre


Sept 17    Monk Rowe - The Five Families Band
Saturday, 7:00 PM,  Catherine Cummings Theatre


Sept 17    Salt City Jazz Collective Big Band
Saturday, 8:30 PM,  Catherine Cummings Theatre


Sept 16, 17    Jazz After Hours
Friday & Saturday, 10:30 PM, Seven Stone Steps , Lincklaen House


Sept 17     Art of Reproduction - Cazenovia Heritage
Saturday, 2:00 PM, at Hillcrest, the Jephson Estate, 4571 Ridge Road, Cazenovia

Seating is limited and registration is required. Call 315-655-2092. The Art of Reproduction is, a presentation on the Scalamandre Mill and its famous luxurious fabrics and textiles to be given by Leslie DeGeorges, former Director of Restoration and Archives at Scalamandre.


Sept 18     Lorenzo Fine Arts Tour
Sunday, 2:00 PM, Lorenzo State Historic Site, 17 Rippleton Road, Cazenovia

Reservations are required. Call Jackie at 315 655-3200 ext. 106 or email

Hudson River

Hudson River Sunset by Jasper Cropsey, circa 1874. From the collections of Lorenzo State Historic Site.

Join us at Lorenzo for a specialty tour highlighting the art collection. Home to five generations of the Lincklaen/Ledyard family, Lorenzo boasts an impressive collection of fine art. The richness and variety of the paintings reflect the family's pride in its Dutch heritage, the distinctive American character of a young nation, and trends in art collecting during the 1800s. Lorenzo's amazing collection includes works by Jasper Cropsey, Sanford Gifford, Samuel Morse, Dwight Williams, and 17th century Dutch masters. Admission is free.


Sept 23     Cazenovia Art Trail Opening Reception
Friday, 6:30 - 9:30 PM Cazenovia College Art Gallery, Reisman Hall, 6 Sullivan St.


Sept 24, 25    Tour the Cazenovia Art Trail
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, throughout greater Cazenovia area

The Cazenovia Art Trail features over 40 artists from the greater Cazenovia area for a two-day celebration honoring and exploring the work of our local talent. Visit their studios and view their artwork. Learn more at and view or download theArt Trail map at


Sept 24    CPF Preservation Property Tour
Saturday, 10:00 - 1:00 PM, Guided tour

Take a beautiful early fall drive, or bicycle in the bucolic Cazenovia country sides. Learn about the history of the preservation properties and the various conservation purposes and easements of Cazenovia Preservation Foundations (CPF) ongoing stewardship. For info and tickets: .


Sept 30 & Oct 1    Manhattan SHORT Film festival
Saturday, 1:00 PM, Cazenovia Public Library

Audiences in over 500 cities, spanning 6 continents unite for one week to all view the 2021 Manhattan SHORT. You will join viewers all over the world in voting for your pick of the best short film and best actor.


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