8-2-13-Image-for-Griffis-Summer-FestivalCelebrate a wonderful day at the Griffis Sculpture Park on Aug. 18  surrounded by art, musical performances, drum and percussion circle, park tours, artist displays, a children’s craft tent and scavenger hunt, poetry readings and more. The event runs from noon to 6:30 p.m.

Musical performances from John & Mary and the Valkyries, Sly Boots School of Music, Randle and the Late Night Scandals, The Observers, and Jony James Blues Band.

Tickets ARE $10 for adults, and children 12 and under are free! Tickets will be available at the gate when it opens at 11 a.m.

The Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival will be taking place at the Mill Valley section (6902 Mill Valley Rd.) of the park. The festival stage on top of the hill will be utilized for the first time in over 15 years for a major event. (Translation: Be prepared to walk 10 minutes uphill to the festival area.)

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and small coolers. There will be a food vendor, as well as a beer and wine garden on-site.

The Griffis Sculpture Park is owned and operated by the Ashford Hollow Foundation, which also owns the Essex Arts Center in Buffalo, N.Y. 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.

For more information on this event, please visit their Facebook page or go to www.griffispark.org.