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    Allegany Arts Association

    PO Box 1134

    Wellsville, NY 14895


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Free Summer Arts Festival
Ready For Fun!

Molly Pike, AAA Administrator of the Free Summer Arts Festival for Children, reports that many art classes in libraries and other places in many towns await kids in Allegany County this summer. Also, see Allegany Arts Association on Facebook, or you may telephone Molly at 585-466-6210 with questions or to sign up. Registration is important to ensure space and materials.
Your donations make this possible! Thank You!


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 or call 585-466-6210 for updated information.


AAA Programming and services are made possible by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, administered by the Cattaraugus County Council on the Arts, and by donations from local citizens and organizations.

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!


Brief Summer Arts Festival History

The Allegany Arts Association is a non-profit (501c3) organization founded in 1982 to promote participation in the arts by all citizens of arts programming and a variety of arts experiences for all ages. It is supported by individual and corporate members and local grants.The Allegany Arts Newsletter is published quarterly.


One of our main goals is to offer FREE art programs to the students of Allegany County throughout the county. Your participation, either by hosting a site or teaching a class, lets students experience fine art right here where they live.

Summer isn’t too far off to start setting up schedules and classes. If you’re interested in hosting a class, teaching a class or know someone who is, please contact me at the email addresses below. We work with locations and schedules to fit the needs of each community.


The Summer Arts Festival programming runs from the end of the school year until the beginning of the next school year, typically July through August but some classes begin in late June. Class schedules are made to fit the needs of each community, the availability of the instructor and availability of a public location. Participating locations could include local libraries, community centers, schools, fire halls, churches and fraternal organizations. To keep costs at a minimal, free space or donated space is best and must be open to the public. Private property is not allowed.


Instructors are paid an hourly rate plus cost of materials. A Class Outline, age range for students and number of students if class size needs to be limited should be provided. Classes could include drawing, painting, printing, book art, collage, music, movement and so much more.


If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact me at:

mwpike11@gmail.com or call 585-466-6210 or 585-268-5710 and leave a message.


Sincerely yours,

Molly Pike Riccardi

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