Press Release: Call to exhibitors for 3rd annual LocalFest

GLENS FALLS, NY — The Shirt Factory Arts and Healing Center seeks sponsors and vendors for its third annual “LocalFest: Stuff Made Here” celebration of all things locally-made for Saturday, September 6, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. LocalFest will take place at The Shirt Factory’s grassy courtyard at the corner of Lawrence and Cooper Streets in Glens Falls, New York.

Area manufacturers, artists and artisans, non-profit and cultural organizations, farmers, writers, builders, designers, jewelers, restauranteurs, gourmet food producers, wineries, breweries and anyone else “Making Stuff Here” is invited to join us for this great celebration of LOCAL!

The event plans a lineup of homegrown musicians, Glens Falls history talks, activities for kids, readings by area writers, samplings of locally-made and locally-grown foods and a showcase of vendors, non-profit organizations, guest artists, manufacturers and exhibitors on the lawn, demonstrating their process.

Exhibitor applications are due July 1.

Applications and more information are online at or call (518) 907-4478.

LocalFest also seeks sponsorships. This is a fantastic way to show the community how locally-minded you and your business are!

About The Shirt Factory Arts & Healing Center

More than 80 artists and retail shops make up the colorful community of The Shirt Factory Arts and Healing Center as it is known today, in the historic former McMullen-Leavens Shirt Factory. Shop, take a class, see artists at work, visit galleries, learn about local history and more at The Shirt Factory. The building is open every day, and most of the shop hours overlap on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. though everyone keeps different business hours. Info:

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Kate Austin-Avon

Kate E. Austin is known for her creative advocacy. She is a regular speaker on branding and social media with educational institutions and Chambers of Commerce. She owns and operates Advokate, LLC. Currently she serves on the boards of the Glens Falls Business Improvement District, is on the World Awareness Children’s Museum’s Advisory Council, and is involved in the Jackson Heights PTA. Originally from Killington, Vermont, she studied art at Hartwick College and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Art from Empire State College. She is a mother of three.