Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail Hub Crawl coming to you Sept. 2 & 3


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Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail

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 27th and Sunday May 28th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

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. New this year is revamped Passport program, where patrons can pick up a Passport at any Hub, and have it stamped by hubs they visit along the trail. The more stamps a patron collects on the card, the chance of winning a larger gift certificate. Gift certificates range from $25 to $100 and are redeemable with any artist on the Art Trail Hub Crawl. The winners are drawn after the Labor Day event, and artists can be contacted to redeem, or hang on to the certificate and use it at next year’s Hub Crawl.

We have a website that is also accessible with a QR code which is on all of our print media. It will take you to an interactive map that links locations of hubs with artists and their websites so you can easily see their work to help you plan your route. The website is: Look for the QR code in our ads. Rack cards and printed maps will be available at many local tourism spots, information racks as well as businesses.

Hub 1. Featuring Thomas Annear Art, Patrick Stokes, Tom Janik
43 Central Ave., Fredonia

Hub 2. Keith Callen Studio
232 Liberty St., Fredonia

Hub 3. Kniti Griti Works, featuring Seri Beeson, Marcia Merrins, Susan Forrester-Mackay, & Paula Coats
42 Rosalyn Ct., Fredonia

Hub 4. Wayfaring Potter, featuring Jessie Simmons, Sherry Nugent, Sarah Zielonka, Lisa Ann Eppolito
261 Seymour St., Fredonia

Hub 5. Living Glass Art Gallery Featuring Denise Williams
71 E. Main St., Westfield

Hub 6. Lynda Graham-Barber
114 S. Portage St., Westfield

Hub 7. Portage Hill Art Gallery featuring Audrey Kay Dowling, Sarah Brown-Millspaw, Tim Sivertsen and Susan Simmons
6439 Portage Rd., Westfield

Hub 8. Reno Pottery featuring Jim and Pat Reno
6007 Centralia-Hartfield Rd., Dewittville

Hub 9. Kirsten Engstrom Sculptures
124 S. Erie St., Mayville

Hub 10. Cynthia Norton Designs
14 Whittier Ave., Chautauqua

Hub 11. Artsy Garden featuring Tina Ames
4868 Route 430, Bemus Point

Hub 12. LMNOP Gallery featuring Peter Hamilton

Hub 13. Bemus Point Hub featuring Melissa Meyers and Susan Gutierrez
64 Lakeside Dr., Bemus Point

Hub 14. Janet Mandel Art Studio
747 Abbey Rd., Kennedy

Hub 15. Pearl City Clayhouse featuring Deb Eck
220 E. Second St., Jamestown

Where the arts are healthy, communities are desirable. You can explore Chautauqua County, engage with artists in their own studios, galleries and hubs, and collect beautiful art.

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. Also made possible by funds from Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, and Chautauqua’s Occupancy Tax Tourism Grant Program.