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    Allegany Arts Association

    PO Box 1134

    Wellsville, NY 14895


    For information on Activities for Local Youth, contact our Youth Activities Director or any board member.

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Free Summer Arts Festival

The Allegany Arts Association provides many free activities for local youth at participating host sites across Allegany County, NY.  Classes from our 2019 Summer Arts Festival are listed below. The 2020 Schedule of youth activities will be posted pending additional COVID 19 updates and re-opening guidance from NYS and our local officials. For more information please contact the Allegany Arts Association Youth Activities Director, Susan Doran - sdoran@angelicaink.com


The following classes were for 2019.
Angelica - Printing, Book Binding and Papermaking with Susan Doran at Angelica Ink, 20 Allegany Ave., Angelica
July 16, 17, & 18, Tues. to Thur., 9 am to 11 am, at Allegany Ink
August August 13, 14, & 15, Tues. to Thur., 9 am to 11 am, at Angelica Ink
Ages 8-18, Limit 6 per class, email sdoran@angelicaink.com to register.
Belmont -Wendy Skinner at the Fountain Art Center
Wednesday’s from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14, 21 and 28.
It will be a Mixed Bag of classes, ages 6-16, limit of 10 students. Adults may participate for a $10 sit-in fee. Email wjskinner@thefountainartscenter.org or call 585-808-5379 to register.
Bolivar - Splatter Paint the Universe with Elaina Pile Riccardi - Belmont Free Library
Tuesday, July 23, 10 to 11:30 am
Mixed Bag of Projects - Tuesday, 10 am to 12:00 pm
All ages welcome. Register at the Bolivar Free Library, 585-268-5308.
Canaseraga - Art in the Park with Alice Deres
Mondays, July 8, 15, 22, 29, and Aug 5 from 11 am to 2 pm
Ages 7 and up. Bring your lunch. Register at the library or email abderes@localnet.com to register.
Fillmore - Far Out Art Mixed Media on Galactic Themes with Bonnie Leigh at the Fillmore Library
Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6 and 13, from 11 am to 12:30 pm. All ages welcome.
Register at the Fillmore, Wide Awake Club Library, 585-567-8301 or email leighyoga@gmail.com.

Richburg - Splatter Paint the Universe with Elaina Pile Riccardi - Richburg Colonial Library
The class on this date, Thursday, July 11, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, has been cancelled and may be rescheduled for a later date.
Mixed Bag of Projects - Thursday, July 18, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
All ages welcome. Register at the library, 585-928-2694.

Wellsville - Classes by SheilaKLynn Art Studio
See listings below.
Whitesville - Splatter Paint the Universe with Elaina Pile Riccardi - Whitesville Public Library
Friday, July 19, 10 am to 12:00 pm
Mixed Bag of Projects - Friday, July 26, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
All ages welcome. Register at the library, 607-356-3645.


SheilaLynnK Art Studio ~ Summer Arts Festival ~ FREE Activities for Local Youth - 345 South Main Street, Wellsville, RSVP to email - Sheila@sheilalynnkart.com, or call 585-593-4161, All materials provided. Limited Seats Available. RSVP by July 1st.
Tuesday, July 9, 1– 3 pm ~“Pixel Pages” ~ Create colorful pixel art heroes, designs, and landscapes on paper. Ages 7 and up.
Thursday, July 11th, 1 - 3 pm ~ “Seeing Me” ~ Celebrate the magic of you in a mixed media self-portrait project. Ages 7 and up.
Tuesday, July 16th, 1 - 3 pm ~“Land Art” ~ Create original art from objects found in nature. Ages 7 and up.
Thursday, July 18th, 1 - 3 pm ~ “Twig Art Pixie House” ~ Create a pixie house planter or night light cover using natural objects and upcycled materials. Ages 7 and up.
Tuesday, July 30th, 1 - 3 pm ~“Tangled Observations” ~ Guided drawing practice making tangled designs from observational still life drawings. Ages 7 and up.
Thursday, August 1st, 1 - 3 pm ~“Irresistible Colors” Create water color resist paintings on art board. Ages 7 and up.


Schedules may change. Check this website for updated information.


AAA programming and services are supported by our members, a grant from Arts Services Initiative of Western NY, and a NYS Council on the Arts Decentralization Grants Program with support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo & the NYS Legislature, administered by the Tri-County Arts Council. We are thankful for your continued support!

Free Art Events

During Winter Break - Cabin Fever

During Spring Break - Spring Fling

During Summer Vacation - Summer Arts Festival


Check back for dates, locations and classes!


Youth Activities History and Procedures

The Allegany Arts Association is a non-profit (501c3) organization founded in 1982 to promote local participation in the arts. Supported by our members, donors, grants, volunteers, and advertising sponsors; one of our main goals is to offer FREE art programs to local youth. Your participation, either by hosting a site or teaching a class, lets students experience fine art right here where they live.

The majority of our FREE youth activities occur during local academic breaks when children and parents may benefit most from exploring these creative opportunities. With consideration for the needs of local residents, the availability of instructors, and a public location; we work with host sites and schedules to fit the needs of each community. To keep cost at a minimum, free space or donated space is best and must be open to the public. Private property is not permitted for program use.

Instructors are paid an hourly rate for instructional time and reimbursed for cost of materials. Prep time and clean up are documented as In-Kind hours. A Class Outline, age range for students and target number of students should be provided. Classes could include drawing, painting, printing, book art, collage, music, creative writing & poetry, movement and so much more.
Please contact any board member if you would like to find out more about these programs.

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