Art festival brightens cloudy morning (with photos)

By Jillian Marshall

September 22, 2013 Updated Sep 22, 2013 at 11:47 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The fourth annual Two Rivers Fine Arts and Crafts Festival kicked off this weekend, and proved that most art can stand some rain.

The Roberson Museum and Science Center hosted the festival.

More than 35 regional artists showed off their self-proclaimed masterpieces.

Vendors lined the parking lot with everything from T-shirts, to jewelry and wind chimes.

For a local woodworking vendors, UTC Hardwoods, this festival was their first show.

"We decided to come to the Roberson to get our name out there and hopefully would like to establish our business right here to help the triple cities," said Danielle Finnerty of UTC Hardwoods.

The free art show did not see large crowds on Sunday morning. Most artists credited the cloudy and rainy weather.

"September art shows are always hit or miss, especially in New York, it rains or it's cold," said David Geer of Endicott.

This is the fourth year for the festival after a 12-year hiatus.

"Folks need to be able to depend on having this show when they expect it," said Executive Director of Roberson Museum and Science Center, Terry McDonald. "They loved it before, and they love it still. They just would love it a little more if it didn't rain."

The museum was open throughout the weekend with half-off admission for festival goers.