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SWAN Days Allegany County NY 2018

March 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - April 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

| Free

Launched in 2014, in partnership with the Belfast Organization for Artists; SWAN Day Allegany County NY is held in honor of the many creative local people working hard to bring the arts to our rural community. Thank You so Much for All That You Do!

NOW PLANNING FOR SWAN Days Allegany County NY 2018  March 27th- April 9th

Celebrating women in the arts, as we shine a light on our local Creative and Natural Resources; these plans include numerous affordable opportunities for local artists and entrepreneurs in Allegany County, NY. Activities will include a FREE art exhibit at SheilaLynnK Art Studio featuring art by local women artists and youth age 5-18 with a Creative Wellness Theme Basket Promoting Allegany County Resources and Local Business. (Basket to be Auctioned/Raffled during 2018 SWAN Days Activities. Proceeds Fund SWAN Day Awards and activities which support local women in the arts.)

SWAN Days Allegany County, NY 2018 Schedule of Activities 

(last update 3/21/18) (Get the Printer Friendly pdf of the schedule)

SWAN Days~March 27th-April 9th~ SheilaLynnK Art Studio Open Studio Hours
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday ~ Noon- 5pm
Tuesday and Thursday ~ Noon-4 & 5-8pm
Saturday ~ 10am-4pm
Sunday ~ CLOSED
Open for additional evening events as listed

February 2 – March 16 Artistic Promise Prize Exhibitions “What’s Her Face” art by Victoria Kue and “The Sweat Life” art by Ladia Guerra. Opening Feb. 2nd 6-9pm at Cohen Gallery~ Alfred, NY

March 1-17th Wellsville Art Association Annual Photography Show @ David A. Howe Library Wellsville, NY. Opening Reception March 1st 5:30-7:30
Taking Entries Feb. 22 3-7:30pm and Feb. 23rd 12-4:30pm Hanging Show Feb. 24th 10am -done. Show Closes March 17th. Artists must pick up work by April 19th.

March 3rd Swing Into Spring Craft Show 10am-3pm and Chicken BBQ Noon-2pm ($10 presale only) at Belfast Central School King St. Belfast, NY VENDOR REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Feb. 21st. Vendors Contact: Ashley Yackeren at amorton21@hotmail.com to register.

NOW OPEN Arts and Cultural Awards Nominations Nominations are now open for the Cattaraugus County Arts Council’s 4th Annual Celebration of the Arts – Arts & Cultural Awards. Nominations can be made to honor artists, arts organizations or arts supporters from Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua counties. Winners will be chosen by a review panel. Please submit your nominations by Sunday, March 11, 2018 by 11:59 pm.

March 11th Noon-2pm Spring Fling Wreath-making class
(Ages 3 and Up). FEE $8 per person. Guilford’s Corner Store, 49 Main St. RSVP by Mar. 7th Contact: Mary 585-307-7130

March 13th 6:30-8:30pm Weed Basket Making with Artisan Gail Kemp at the Participants should bring the following: Scissors, Clothes Pins, Small Bucket, Tape Measure or Ruler, Old Towel, and a Spray Bottle for Water. (Palmer Opera House, 12 W Main St, Cuba, NY. 6:30 PM, $25.00)

March 16th 5-7pm Spring Fling Craft Night (Adults Only) Light refreshments. $15 per person. Guilford’s Corner Store, 49 Main St. RSVP by Mar. 10th Contact: Mary 585-307-7130

March 17th 7-9pm Creative Wellness Circle at the Studio RSVP by March 10th

March 20th 6:00-8:00pm Paint Along with the Painted Ladies. Cost for the class includes Supplies to complete a Painting. Beer, Wine, Soda & Coffee will be available for purchase along with Cheese & Crackers. The Painted Ladies (Carol Shaffer, Lou Conklin, Patty Simard & Leslie Haggstrom) will be setting up their Painting Exhibition which will be open to the public March 19th to April 16th. The Palmer will be open for viewing Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm and during any of our shows or events. (Palmer Opera House, 12 W Main St, Cuba. $20.00)

March 23rd 1-5pm & March 24th 1-4pmTaking Entries for the Annual SWAN Days Art Show and Sale FIND OUT MORE

March 24th 1-3pm Basic Art Business Planning with the CCAC at Cohen Gallery EVENT PAGE

March 27th 5:30- 8pm SWAN Days Art Show and Sale Opens at the Studio

March 28th 4pm at Alfred Box of Books Library~Inspiring Girls and Boys to Dream Big~ “Good night stories for Rebel Girls; 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women”. SUNY Alfred Women Engineers are Pioneers (WEP) Club will be holding a Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls storytime, with stories from the best selling book! MORE SWANkids

March 28th 4:30-6:30pm Artists Lecture ~Chelsea Mosher at Nevins Theatre, Alfred University, Alfred NY. Alfred University School of Art & Design;The Division of Drawing, Painting, and Photography is pleased to present the artist, Chelsea Mosher. She will be presenting her recent photographs in the artist lecture. FB Event Page

March 29th 1-4pm B.O.F.A. Unfinished Objects Day at the Belfast Town Hall,
Belfast, NY. FREE, BYO supplies, Walk-ins Welcome.

March 29th – April 14th Wellsville Art Association Seven Counties Art Show @ David A. Howe Library Wellsville, NY. Opening Reception March 29th 5:30-7:30pm
Taking Entries March 22nd 3-7:30pm and March 23rd 12-4:30pm. Hanging Show March 24th 10am – Done. Show closes April 14th. Artists must pick up work by April 16th.

March 31st 11th International SWAN Day

March 31st 1-3pm SWAN Kids Egg Painting Project at the studio. Each participant paints a papier mache “SWAN Egg” to take home. Limited seats available. RSVP by March 10th. GO TO SWAN Kids ACTIVITY PAGE for more details.

April 2nd- 6th Allegany Arts Association Spring Fling Youth Arts Program at participating Allegany Arts Association Locations (includes jewelry making class for ages 12 – 18) GO TO SWAN Kids ACTIVITY PAGE for more details.

April 4th Noon-3pm at the studio. Paper Recycling Project. Up-cycle junk mail and used paper in this basic introduction to recycling your own paper and make a craft project from recycled paper to take home. (For ages 7 and up) Limited seats available. RSVP BY March 14th. GO TO SWAN KIDS ACTIVITY PAGE for more information.

April 7th 10:30am- Noon Self Care and Self Hypnosis workshop hosted by Anna Bush C.Ht., M.Ed. of Positive Moves Consulting. Donation to cover materials is appreciated.
SPACE IS LIMITED – register by emailing PositiveMoves.Us@gmail.com
Every day is an opportunity to create greater wellness for yourself and practice excellent self-care. In this hands-on workshop, we will use a holistic wellness inventory and other tools to discover areas for improvement and then do some self-hypnosis so that the subconscious mind will cooperate with your self-care goal.

April 9th-18th Annual Teen Photo Show Ages 12-18 GO TO SWAN KIDS ACTIVITY PAGE for links to entry forms and more information.

April 14th 6-10pm Celebration of the Arts Gala at the Bartlett Country Club Annual Arts & Cultural Awards and the 20th anniversary year celebration with a 1920s themed cocktail party and you are invited to dress in your best Gatsby, flapper, or Bonnie & Clyde style.Funds raised at this event help CCAC provide a whole year of amazing arts programming, advocate for arts and culture in the region, and support local artists with professional development, exhibition and sales opportunities. Tickets are just $50 per person and can be purchased HERE, or by calling the office, 716-372-7455.

April 15th 7-9pm Creative Wellness Circle at the Studio RSVP by April 10th

April 19th – May 5th Annual Teen Photo Show Public Viewing at David A. Howe Library Exhibition Room

April 28th 1pm Beats 2nd Annual Special Needs Dance Showcase This show is FREE for all participants and the audience. If you’re a dancer and would like to perform please apply here or contact beatsdanceinc@gmail.com for an application!
The show will be held at the Wellsville High School in Wellsville, NY. FB Event Page Beats Dance Showcase allows special needs dance classes from around NY to come together and share their love of dance in an annual dance showcase.

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March 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
April 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
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Sheila L. Kalkbrenner


SheilaLynnk Art Studio
345 South Main Street
Wellsville, NY 14895 United States
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