A canvass to creativity: Hub Crawl takes place across county May 27, 28

Artwork by Thomas Annear.

You can explore Chautauqua County, engage with artists in their own studios, galleries and hubs, and collect beautiful art.

Artists in Chautauqua County will be available to the public in studios hubs and galleries during the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail Hub Crawl, on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. over Memorial Weekend.

The Hub Crawl takes visitors along country roads and village streets to some of the most picturesque parts of the county, while enabling artists to talk about and display their work in the setting where it is created.

Many visitors plan an itinerary over one or two days that includes stops at restaurants, wineries, breweries, and shops along the way.

The atmosphere is relaxed and the conversations are lively, giving visitors the chance to talk with artists about what inspires them.

Work by Keith Callen.

The Hub Crawl showcases the area’s talent in sculpture, photography, ceramics, painting, jewelry, custom arts, fiber arts, stained glass and mixed media. Many of the participating artists are multiple award winners.

A total of 15 hubs stops are mapped out for the trail, featuring 28 artists and their work. This piggy-backing arrangement is a relatively new feature of the Art Trail. These hubs allow artists who have less-accessible studios to participate.

We have a website that is accessible with a QR code which is on all of our PR media It will take you to an interactive map that links locations of hubs with artists and their websites at nsaachautauqua.org. Look for it in this publication. Rack cards and printed maps will be available at many local tourism spots, information racks as well as businesses.

The Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail Studio Tour is a significant event that helps to brand Chautauqua County as an arts destination as it enriches our community. It continues to be an annual tradition. This event is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Services Inc., Chautauqua County Occupancy Tax Grant, and Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation.

Locations and artists include:

Work by Cynthia Norton.

¯ Kniti Griti Works, 42 Rosalyn Ct., Fredonia, 716-672-4275; Marcia Merrins, Nancy Nixon Ensign, Seri Beeson.

¯ Wayfaring Potter, 261 Seymour St., Fredonia, 716-673-5608; Lisa Eppolito, Sherry Nugent, Jess Simmons and Sarah Zielonka.

¯ Thomas Annear Art, 43 Central Ave., Fredonia, 716-672-9203; Tom Annear , Tom Janik and Patrick Stokes.

¯ Keith Callen Studio, 232 Liberty St., Fredonia, 505-603-0258; Keith Callen.

¯ Reno Pottery, 6007 Centralia-Hartfield Rd., Dewittville, 716-753-6464; Jim and Pat Reno.

Tom Janik

¯ Pearl City Clayhouse, 220 E. Second St., Jamestown, 716-488-2529; Deb Eck.

¯ Janet Mandel Art Studio, 747 Abbey Rd., Kennedy, 716-267-9525; Janet Mandel.

¯ Living Glass Art Gallery, 71 E. Main St., Westfield, 716-269-8977; Denise Williams-Stebbins

¯ Lynda Graham-Barber, 114 S. Portage St., Westfield, 716-232-4283.

¯ Portage Hill Art Gallery, 6439 Portage Rd., Westfield, 716-326-4478; Susan Simmons, Audrey Kay Dowling, Tim Sivertsen., Sarah Brown-Millspaw

Work by Sherry Nugent

¯ Kirsten Engstrom Sculptures, 124 S. Erie St., Mayville, 352-475-1258

¯ Cynthia Norton Designs, 14 Whittier Ave., Chautauqua, 917-710-1641.

¯ LMNOP Gallery, 108 W. Main St., Sherman, 716-234-4010, Peter Hamilton.

¯ Artsy Garden, 4868 Route 430, Bemus Point, Tina Ames.

¯ Bemus Point Hub, 64 Lakeside Dr., Bemus Point, 716-378-1504; Melissa Meyers, Susan Gutierrez

Marcia Merrins pottery.

Reno Pottery


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