Downtown merchants to celebrate the arts

Members of the Oneonta Business Association will sponsor a Celebrate the Arts Day on Saturday, Nov. 5. During that day merchants will display free of charge any handcrafted or handmade items contributed by area artists and artisans.

Such items might include paintings, sculpture, pottery, stained glass, jewelry, and photography, as well as written matter. Items will be on display for sale at participating downtown stores during that day. Display space is free, but limited, according to business association spokesmen. The event last year was considered a big success, they said, with requests from both contributors and the public to stage it again this year.

Those wishing to exhibit should call Towanna Robbins at 274-7901 for further information.