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Springville Center for the Arts Hosts Spring Art Crawl May 3

On May 3, from 6- 9 p.m., Springville Center for the Arts (SCA) presents the Spring Art Crawl.

Businesses on Main Street in Springville will host temporary exhibits featuring the work of dozens of artists.

Participants arrive at the corner of Main and Mechanic Streets in Springville and receive a map of participating locations. They can then stroll through the Business District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This free event includes a variety of artwork, including traditional oil paintings, watercolors, metal working, pottery, quilting and more.

Musicians will perform at various locations on the street or in businesses.

“Just Go With It,” a local theater improv group, will perform at SCA, at 37 North Buffalo Street, starting at 6:45 p.m.

Springville-Griffith High School students will display work, host demonstrations and auction off painted chairs at the end of the evening.

VanOver Fine Arts will host an exhibit reception starting at 6 p.m.

Newcomers, a display of photographic portraits of refugees by Lukia Costello, will be on display at Arts Underground, 66 East Main Street. As one of a handful of U.S. cities that host refugee resettlement, Buffalo is an Ellis Island for a new era. From 2010 -2011 alone, 3,000 refugees from countries like Burma, Somalia, and Bhutan have found new lives here. As an adult ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor with the Buffalo Public Schools, Costello had the honor of working with refugees on a daily basis. A recent NYFA Independent Artist Commission recipient, Costello’s work has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. She is a member of the New York Times Freelance Pool and the American Society of Media Photographers.

An artist’s reception with free refreshments will occur throughout the evening and will transition into an after-party at 9 p.m.

For more information contact SCA at 716-592-9038 or visit www.springvillearts.org.

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