What’s happening at CNY Arts Center?

A new month kicks off with the soft opening today of our new gallery “Arts in the Heart” located at 47 S. First St. in Fulton.

Local artists will have their work on display for browsing and for sale. On your lunch hour, when you take an evening walk, or whenever you’re downtown make time to see what’s new at Arts in the Heart Gallery. Call 216-8790 for gallery hours.

In our main facility located in State Street Methodist Church, 357 State St., classes are still being offered along with theatre productions, and casual group meetings such as Writer’s Café and Artist Meet-up.

Creative Blockbuster starts off with a class May 4 from noon to 3 p.m. Students will learn how to work through creative blocks and get your creative juices going again with a variety of activities.

Oil Painting is also on tap May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bonnie McClellan will guide you to paint a relaxing beach scene and take home a completed painting.

Closing weekend of “Helen Keller” running Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m.

Sunday’s performance will be signed for the hearing impaired. Those seeking reservations may visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

Start making plans now for Girls Night Out Thursday, May 9 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. This will be a fun-filled evening between friends. Share a little wine and light snacks while you spruce up your jewelry line, or add a little bling to an old pair of shoes. Bring in an old pair of pumps or plain shoes, even canvas flats. We’ll dazzle them up! Make a necklace or entire set. Treat yourself to some fun and take home something new when you leave.

We need your talent for the third annual Arts Fest Talent Competition to be held June 8 in the War Memorial Ice Rink. Tom Eagan and Christine Tupe will both perform onstage following the Competition offering prizes in several categories.

This event also offers handmade original art and crafts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with over 50 vendors to browse. Talent and vendors can register online at www.CNYArtsCenter.com.

The second annual ARTY Day Camp is open for registration. This summer camp for ages 5-15 will offer instruction in art, writing, dance and theater, lunch provided with group art projects. Lunch and afternoon art projects are free and open to every child in the community age 5 and up during the weeks of camp, July 15-19 and Aug. 19-23. Sponsorships are available for morning classes. CNY Arts Center wants every child to have an art experience this summer.

All arts for all ages and interests at CNY Arts Center with classes, live theatre, festivals, Arty Camp, and an art gallery opening May 1.

CNY Arts Center is located in the lower level of State St. Methodist Church, 357 State St, Fulton.

Visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com  for more information or call 592-3373 for details and updates and look for us here every week with the latest happenings at CNY Arts Center.

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