The Visual and Aural Arts Collide at GEM Fest

Venues throughout Glens Falls will come alive on July 29 when the Glens Falls Entertainment and Music Festival (GEM Fest) takes place, combining the visual arts with live music in a multi-venue festival.

GEM Fest brings music into art galleries and other venues throughout Glens Falls. The central focus of the festival is the local artists and musicians. The festival features a number of live music acts on stages set up specifically for the festival at art galleries throughout the downtown area. The other venues include Mean Max Brew Works, The 190 Grille and Cinema, Davidson Brothers, Rockhill Bake House, JP Bruno’s Bar and Grill, Sandy’s Clam Bar and The 58 Bar and Grill.

The music portion features some of the best local acts. The headliners include Let’s Be Leonard, Capital Zen, Candy Ambulance, Paradox Saints, Tambourelli & Her SuperTrips and Sirsy. Featured visual artists include Corey Pitkin, John Hampshire, Jenny Hutchinson, Anthony Richichi, Rodney Allen Bentley, Rob Harriman and Hannah Williams. Their art will be installed specifically for GEM Fest, which is a program of Art in the Public Eye, a local non-profit organization that seeks to cultivate a partnership between the area’s arts community and local businesses.

GEM Fest is a free event and open to all ages.