The first Local Artist Showcase, presented by Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, will be held at the historic Jamestown Gateway Train Station from 12pm to 5pm this Saturday, May 31st. The event will feature live painting, art making and art for sale by local artists from throughout the Chautauqua Region.
Local Artist Showcase will consist of a live auction of 10 new guitars that have been customized and designed by various local visual artists, as well as a Giant Basket Raffle, 50/50 drawing, food and refreshments, and art activities for children of all ages. Admission is $5 and all students will be admitted at no charge. The live auction will begin at 4:00pm. All proceeds benefit Infinity.
Participating artists include: Ellen Feldt, Dave Grice, Debra Eck, Joe Grice, Gary Peters, Jr., Angela Caley, Bill Thomas, Vince Liuzzo, Chris Balaskas, and Kaylea Stoeltzing.
The event is sponsored by Southern Tier Brewing Co., Arthur R. Gren Co, Inc., Dykeman Young, Inc. Gallery and Vintage Emporium, Mojos, Spoto, Slater and Sirwatka, The Trophy House, The Wine Cellar, and Cibo.
To view and pre-bid on the 10 available art guitars, please visit http://www.infinityperformingarts.org.
Online bids will be accepted until Friday, May 30.
For more information about the Local Artist Showcase, please contact the Infinity Center at 664-0991.
Another arts-related fundraiser—The Great American Picnic—will take place at Southern Tier Brewing Company on Sunday, June 1st, from noon to 4 pm. This annual event benefits WRFA-LP 107.9 FM with proceeds from beer and hot dog sales going to the radio station. The theme of this year’s picnic is the British Invasion. Local bands Smackdab, Erickson, Peterson, and Peters, The Henways, Alex Kates Band, Cindy Love and her Funk Family, Will and Sarah, Gina Vecchio, and SYMBA will perform music inspired by artists that transcended geography and became popular here in the US. This event is free and all ages are welcome.