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Olean Art in the Park Festival Accepting Applications

Artists Invited to Apply for 65th Annual Event

Applications are now being accepted for Art in the Park, scheduled this year for July 27 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the Jamestown Community College campus in Olean. Produced by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, Art in the Park is a one-day, juried outdoor art exhibition that is held in conjunction with the Taste of Olean, sponsored by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce. Area artists are invited to submit an application by July 11 to exhibit at this outdoor juried event and to take part in one of the Olean area’s longest traditions.

Now celebrating its 65th historic year, Art in the Park is dedicated to excellence in visual arts and handcrafted goods as well as enhancing and promoting the visual arts and the talented artists and artisans in the area. This outdoor event offers a wonderful opportunity to view and purchase locally made work directly from the artists who created it. Just across the sidewalk, the 2014 Taste of Olean will once again showcase the best of the Olean region’s restaurants and food organizations.

The application deadline for the event is July 11, 2014. All artists should include a $50 booth fee and first-time applicants are required to submit sample images for review along with their application. For full application guidelines, please contact Heather Carroll, communications and events manager at the arts council, at heather@myartscouncil.net, (716) 372-7455, or apply online at www.myartscouncil.net.

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