In the Fall of 2013, a group of artist friends got together and discussed how to offer an event where they could sell their work and where local people could buy handcrafted art from regional artists and craftspeople. We decided to start a collective open-studio event, which would be spread over several venues in Utica. We called it the Utica Uptown Downtown Art Fair, and held the inaugural Fair on Thanksgiving weekend. After input from artists and attendees, we have moved the Fair to 4 Elements Studio in downtown Utica. This year the Utica Art Fair will be held Saturday, November 30 from 9 AM until 6 PM.