Fly Syracuse ArtsWeek began by combining the long-standing Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival and the popular Jazz in the Square event into one weekend. These events will serve as anchors of this four-day arts festival, with the Connective Corridor as the link to these and other cultural venues in the area.

An arts walk will serve as a pedestrian conduit between the two festivals from Columbus Circle to Clinton Square, emphasizing visual and performing art with a focus on public art. Visitors are invited to follow the arts walk and check out the dozens of interactive art activities that are planned.

This consolidation effort is a measure whose sum is sure to become much greater than its parts. It will continue to grow and become a signature summer program for our entire region, a cultural tourism attraction for Syracuse and a reflection of our profile as the "Creative Core" of Upstate New York.