OLEAN, NY -- Regional artists and artisans will be exhibiting and selling their work at the 68th annual Art in the Park on Sunday From 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at War Vets Park in Olean. Art in the Park is presented by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council simultaneously with the Taste of Olean, which is sponsored by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce. Art in the Park is a one-day juried outdoor art exhibition that is dedicated to enhancing and promoting the visual arts and the talented artists and artisans in the area.
There is something for everyone at this day-long event: visitors can tour the various tent galleries, talk to the artists about their work, and purchase pieces while children play in the bounce houses or on the playground. Get something to eat at Taste of Olean and hear live performances on the stage. At the Cattaraugus County Arts Council booth watch potters working on a potter’s wheel, learn about art classes, festivals and available community arts grants. To show your own creativity, participate in the “Chalk It Up!” chalk art contest at the basketball court. Wander through this beautiful park of mature shade trees and watch – or enter – the Bocce Tournament. This is a family-friendly destination with everything you need to enjoy a summer day!
The artists and nonprofits participating this year include Aeress Designs, Jewelry; John Balacki, Paintings; Black Raven Pottery; Jenny Bunker, Paintings; Sharon Bushnell, Fiber Arts; Jerry Cummins, Sr., Photography; Denise Drummond, Drawing; Dutch Hill Pottery; Earthology, Artisan Soaps; Girl Scouts of Western New York; Jennifer Godbout, Paintings; Heidi Jimerson, Drawing; Joyfulenergy, Jewelry; Kumbha Moon, Artisan Soaps; Jill Phillips, Baskets; Pinnacle Pottery; Realtime Photography; Donna Sallade, Paper Flowers; Southern Tier Symphony; Twin Tier Writers Workshop; Miranda Turner, Paintings; Eileen Weishan, Fiber Arts; Michael Weishan, Photography; Maria Welka, Jewelry; Wild Heart Photography; Wild Mountain Organics, Artisan Soaps; Mary Kay Worth, Children’s Books.
The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the creation, presentation, and appreciation of the arts in the Southern Tier. Located in Allegany, NY, CCAC is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts, Cattaraugus County, members and donors. For more information on CCAC or for information on art classes, visit www.myartscouncil.net.