Elmwood Avenue Festival of The Arts!

August 25, 2011 Updated Aug 27, 2011 at 9:58 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

August 25, 2011 Updated Aug 27, 2011 at 9:58 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW / release ) Channel 7 is a proud co-sponsor of the "Elmwood Avenue Festival Of The Arts!" Representatives stopped by "AM/Buffalo" to preview the weekend event, scheduled for August 27th and 28th on Elmwood Avenue, from West Ferry to Lafayette.

This year marks the 12th annual Elmwood Festival of the Arts, and we're better than ever!

Shop – With more than 170 artists and craftspeople selling work done in 16 different mediums, you're sure to find something you love.

See over fifty performances on three stages.

Dance at our family friendly dance tent.

Bring the family to Kidsfest, where children can do hands-on arts projects, see kids-oriented performances, and march in Sunday's Kidsfest parade.

Environmentalism is a huge part of our mission and Environmental Row is a big part of that, featuring booths demonstrating things we can do to help sustain the planet. In addition, two of our stages will be solar powered this year.

Cultural Row features over 30 local and regional organizations working to make our communities stronger. Come hear how you can get involved.

Eat – When you are ready for a snack, our festival café will have vendors waiting to serve you. Everything from battered veggies and pierogi to the traditional juicy hot dog. We even offer juices made in solar-powered blenders.

It promises to be a great time…we can't wait to see you there!

Special thanks also goes to the City of Buffalo and Council Member Joe Golombek