Friends of the Arts, set aside Saturday, June 6, 2015 on your calendar to personally support and enjoy the art of the Southern Tier at the Cattaraugus County Arts Council Celebration of the Arts Party. This year, the annual fundraiser for CCAC will be a cocktail party held at the Bartlett Country Club with the ever popular art raffle, door prizes, arts awards and complimentary wine and beer, hors d'oeuvres and desserts.
The North Union Street Art Walk has “Opened!” Twenty-eight artworks by a dozen area artists have transformed twenty-two storefronts on Olean’s North Union Street (between State and Wayne) into an outdoor art gallery. One pedestrian commuter has phoned CCAC to express appreciation, telling us that she leaves home earlier now so she can spend more time looking at the art on her way to work. The Art Walk was a joint venture produced by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, Olean General Hospital, Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation and the City of Olean. North Union Art Walk Map (PDF)
1st Annual Children's Art Exhibition Do you have a budding artist in the family? An incorrigible doodler, painter, sketcher or collage artist? The Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) is pleased to announce our first annual Cattaraugus County Children’s Art Exhibition. Young artists age twelve and younger are encouraged to submit up to two pieces of their original artwork for this juried show in July at the CCAC Art on Main Gallery.
ART CLASSES for adults at the CCAC Studio Start off your spring with some creative classes - hand painting silk scarves, making jewelry, drawing, making ceramics, designing your own website, or building a crate table. Classes are held at the area’s only fully-equipped professional art studio at 100 West Main Street, Allegany, New York. Anyone age 16 or older is welcome to take the adult art classes and CCAC members get a tuition discount on most class offerings.
CCAC SUMMER ART CAMPS Summer vacation is the time for fun, trying new things and growing, and CCAC offers the perfect way for youngsters ages 4-14 to get the best out of their summer. CCAC art instructors have developed an exciting series of 5-day art camps that give kids the opportunity to indulge their creativity in fun projects while they explore new mediums and art forms. Dance, large scale painting, pottery, masks, comics, and puppet theater are just a few of the opportunities. Go to the Kids Classes page for more details.
CALL FOR ARTISTS - Art in the Park 2015 Olean's original outdoor art show and sale celebrates its 66th year in 2015. Held in conjunction with Taste of Olean, this popular event will be on Sunday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Olean Campus of Jamestown Community College. Area and regional fine artists and artisans are invited to submit an application by June 21 to exhibit and sell their work at this outdoor juried event and take part in one of the Olean area's longest traditions.
We invite you to attend the many arts and cultural programs which received New York State Decentralization (DEC) Grant awards this year - DEC calendar of events.
CCAC's programs and services are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support comes from the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning, and Tourism, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, community business sponsors, and private memberships and donations.
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