The Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) is transforming the quality of life in the Southern Tier of New York State through education, service and community outreach. Every class we teach, every child who paints, every grant we administer, every event we promote, every artist we support, every tourist we draw, every festival we organize, is for the purpose of making this beautiful place we live an even better place. An interesting place. A stimulating place. A place where people want to live, and work, and raise families.
The Fall CCAC Newsletter has been mailed to members and is online!
Southern Tier Biennial Artists Announced! And you are invited to the Opening Receptions.
The artists selected for the 2017 Southern Tier Biennial have been announced. Find the list of artists and their work on the STB website.Everyone is invited to the dual opening reception on September 23rd - kicking off at 3pm at the Olean Public Library Art Gallery where the winners will be announced. Then the party continues 4:30pm at the JCC Center Gallery on N. Union Street where the other half of the artwork is hung and you can enjoy food, drink and live music
NYSCA DEC Grant Applications Due October 6th
Arts Education, Artist in Community, and Community Arts grant applications are due by 4pm, Friday, October 6th at the CCAC office, 100 West Main Street, Allegany. You must attend a grant workshop session in order to apply. Find the schedule for the remaining workshops HERE.
Artists, Sign Up for the Winter Arts Festival! Early Bird Rate Ends Oct. 1st.
The 3rd Annual CCAC Winter Arts Festival at the Lodge at Holiday Valley will be one day only - Saturday, November 18 from 10am to 6pm. The sale will be on the first floor of the main lodge at the Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville. It is the ideal setting for visitors to begin their holiday shopping and the perfect opportunity for artists to sell their one-of-a-kind works. Artists interested in being part of this juried fine art sale can find detailed information HERE. The early bird reduced booth fee deadline is October 1st. The final registration deadline is October 30th.
Take classes taught by two of these artists in their mediums! Jennifer Godbout, Alcohol Ink Painting - beginner class September 22; advanced class September 30 Merriam Ryding, Encaustic Painting - two session class, October 14 & 15 Find many other classes on the Education pages.
Patrons can find regional arts & cultural events there and organizations can post their events directly!
REGIONAL EVENTS CALENDAR LAUNCHED! Promoting the cultural arts in our region is a primary mission of the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. To that end, for several years CCAC has been publicizing regional events through an email newsletter sent to a CCAC subscriber list. To provide easier access by the public and give organizations the ability to submit their own events directly, CCAC has commissioned a Regional Community Events website calendar. Cultural organizations, non-profits, artists, and businesses can submit arts events for any of the following categories: dance, fairs & festivals, film, galleries, music, reading & lectures, theater, and classes. Patrons of the arts can find regional arts events listed in one calendar so you can easily find events and groups you like to see and support. Come one and all to find the arts at events.myartscouncil.net.
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.
CCAC is the proud recipient of a 2016 Give for Greatness General Operating Grant, a program of Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.
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