Twilight Market draws crowd

Children participate in the chalk art contest as part of the Twilight Market Friday evening. (The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor)

GLOVERSVILLE — Downtown was hopping on Friday as the second Twilight Market took over North Main Street.

The “Glove City Day” themed event featured a number activities for every member of the family.

Vendors were on hand to sell cookies, fresh vegetables and body products among their many wares. Live music was performed in Castiglione Park by Penny Jar and Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle. Participants could also partake in face painting and a basket raffle from the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth. The Fulton County Museum also held Gloversville trivia and a historic walking tour.

The Micropolis Gallery was also celebrating its sixth birthday during the event.

Kids got a chance to get creative as the Kids Chalk Contest took over the sidewalks. The Gloversville Business Improvement District held its second chalk art contest during the event. The contest, which was open to children 5 and older, gave children the opportunity to express themselves with provided chalk.

Children also got to make their own gloves through a craft offering.

Adults could get in on the action as well with a painting project. Downtown Development Specialist Jennifer Jennings said the two benches being painted by participants would be placed downtown on North and South Main. Susy Easterly, of Easterly Woodworking and Design on Forest Street, had the two benches present for market guests to paint.

She said the hope is businesses, organizations and the public will sponsor more benches for downtown so they can be place along Fulton and Elm Street.

The market also housed the “Before I Die” wall. The wall is sponsored by Donna Panzl of Be Well with Donna Massage Therapy and features spaces for people to write in what they hope to do before they die.

Event sponsors include Key Partner, Nathan Littauer Hospital, Fulton County Board of Realtors and friends of the market Fulmont Community Church, Micropolis Cooperative, NBT Bank, Patriot Federal Bank, Shannon Rose Design and WEST & Company CPAs PC.

The "Before I Die" board at the Twilight Market. (The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor)

The next Twilight Market is set for Sept. 8 with the theme of Fresh Start.

People attending the Twilight Market mill about Friday evening. (The Leader-Herald/Patricia Older)