Arts Center Offers Creative Outlets for All

Arts Center Offers Creative Outlets for All
 
Celebrate spring with opportunities to grow creatively at the Arts Center of Yates County.
 
The Arts Center offers a wide range of creative workshops for all interests and all levels of experience throughout the year.  Spring classes this year include both on-line and in person painting classes with popular Canadian artist (and former Geneva resident) Grant Lounsbury, tapestry weaving, stained glass creation, the “doodling on steroids” art of Zentangles® and an opportunity to be inspired by the impact of spring in the Finger Lakes in a Plein Air class with Batavia’s Kevin Feary.  Area youth are invited to stop by on Friday, My 6 from 5-7 pm to create colorful Mother’s Day scarves as part of downtown Penn Yan’s “First Friday” activities.
 
In addition to offering spring workshops, the Arts Center celebrates its 10th year on Penn Yan’s Main Street with a gala fundraiser on Thursday, May 19 at the Seasons on Keuka; hosts work by area middle and high school students in the return of the annual Yates County Student Exhibit from May 9 to 20; invites the public to work with artist Bob Gillespie on a public art chalk mural to be created in the parking lot of the Penn Yan Presbyterian church on Saturday, May 21, highlights the art of spring in a new “Seeing the Light” exhibit opening May 27; opens summer activities at its seasonal Keuka Lake facility, Sunny Point, with a pig roast on June 5th and is in the final stages of planning this year’s Keuka Arts Festival on June 11 and 12 along the Outlet Trail in Penn Yan.
 
For information on these and other activities, stop by the Arts Center at 127 Main Street in Penn Yan, call 315-536-8226 or check our website at www.artscenteryatescounty.org.