The Hammondsport Art Show

Update July 2016: The Luna Mezza restaurant is no longer open.  It's been replaced with Burgers and Beer.

I am rarely in town for the Hammondsport Art Show; this was the 49th annual, and I have probably only attended three. I was thrilled that timing worked out this year, and that our weekend guests were game for a quick trip into town for the art show and lunch.

Hammondsport Art Show

The show is contained entirely in the village square park and offers a diverse collection of original artwork including glass, paintings, ceramics and jewelry. We found many tempting pieces and purchased a gift for our son. The live music added a nice touch and I was surprised and delighted by the children's area. Instead of the obligatory crayons and coloring pages, they offered natural materials and fabrics inspiring creative, imaginative play.

Live music at the Hammondsport Art Show

The creative children's play area at the Hammondsport Art Show

On a friend's recommendation, we tried Luna Mezza for lunch. We shared four dishes; the baba ganoush, gyros and lamb sliders were average, but the saganaki was a standout favorite with its tangy, salty, melted cheesy goodness. We also thoroughly enjoyed talking with our server, a college student home for the summer.

Luna Mezza in Hammondsport, NY

Saganaki from Luna Mezza in Hammondsport, NY

After lunch we somehow managed to pass on the delectable Perry's ice cream from Crooked Lake Ice Cream Parlor and instead explored a few shops in town. As always, we spent a significant chunk of time in Browser's; the store is chock full of goods, gifts and souvenirs, and they have a ton of cute Keuka Lake paraphernalia.   Fun outing; can't wait 'til next year!