BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Elmwood Avenue Arts Festival is underway.
More than 170 artists line the streets this weekend.
The craftspeople taking part are not only selling their work, but also engaging people in conversation and putting on demonstrations.
They say their goal is to bring awareness to the endless variety of arts and culture that exists right here in Western New York.
"We like to facilitate other people making the art. We like to give an experience to people that they get to create their own art with their own colors and their own design, and we just kind of walk you through the process," said artist David Deibler, who makes silk scarves.
Unique to the Elmwood Arts Festival is a section called "Kidsfest."