The Arts Council awarded $1,000 grants to 4 community organizations in 2022. Read about it here! 

Upcoming Exhibit!

Fiber & Coral Reef Exhibit

July 16 - September 22

At the Ontario County Historical Society Museum

Call for Submissions!

Floral Embroidery

Submission Deadline: June 29

Questions? Email

Upcoming Exhibit!

Members Show at the Cheshire Union

May 21 — June 21
Opening Reception, Saturday, May 21, 1-3pm
Another opportunity for members to share a recent or favorite work. Cheshire Union charges a 30% sales commission 
Art Gallery
Cheshire Union
4244 State Rt 21 South, Canandaigua
  • Drop-Offs: Wednesday, May 18, 4-7pm and Thursday, May 19, 10am-1pm

  • Pick-ups: Wednesday, June 22, 4-7pm; Thursday, June 23, 10am - 1pm

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Indigo & Shibori Dyeing Workshop
Crumpled Fabric
Offered Twice:
Saturday, June 4 & June 18 
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Limited to 6 participants

A three-hour workshop in Indigo and Shibori dyeing is offered at the West Lake School House on the corner of Butler and West Lake Road in Canandaigua. Led by Rochester fabric artist, Mary Ann Proia, participants learn to make indigo dye and create a dyed fabric by dipping a pole-wrapped cotton fabric into the dye. Registration is $50 and an additional $15 materials-fee the day of the workshop. 

Current Exhibit!

Coral Reef & Materials Exhibit

April 2 — July 7
In the Gallery at the Ontario County Historical Society Museum  

Judi Cermak "Coral Reef"

Opened on April 2nd  
with a Coral Reef Rescue "Happening" that raised over $400 for the Sea Turtle Conservancy!
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Upcoming Exhibit!

Nature in the Finger Lakes

July 10 — August 28

A Juried Members show at Fort Hill Performing Arts Center

Call for Submissions!

Submission Deadline: June 15

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Upcoming Exhibit!

Judi Cermak

Gallery at Fort Hill Performing Arts Center
May 22 — July 3
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"Mother Earth" Judi Cermak

"Reflecting back on my childhood, I realize how lucky I was. I was encouraged to create. I make things because it fulfills a need in my inner being. I am out of step if I have not nurtured this part of me. I enjoy doing series of out of the ordinary subjects. On display are examples from a few of the series that I have made over the years with different media." — Judi Cermak 

Current Exhibit!

Members Show at Wood Library

April 11- May 20

'Margaret' by Priscilla Ortlip

Artists, Don't forget!
Artwork Pick-up: Sat. May 21, 10am - Noon

Exhibit Just Ended!

Neal Allen
"Staying Connected"

Ended May 15
In the Gallery
at the Fort Hill Performing Art Center
Neal Allen - Blue Jay with Attitude
Neal Allen - Blue Jay with Attitude

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Neal Allen - My Fathers Tools
Neal Allen - My Fathers Tools

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Neal Allen - Dexter
Neal Allen - Dexter

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Neal Allen - Blue Jay with Attitude
Neal Allen - Blue Jay with Attitude

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Rotating Collections 
Member Artists in Local Businesses  
Maddie Corsaro

Seven businesses and a local government host rotating collections of 12 member artists at eleven different locations in the county for an annual fee of $150. See which member artists are  showing where! 

Contact us at :  OCAC 20 Fort Hill Avenue Canandaigua, NY 14424    Or: