Art, music, crafts and more collide this weekend at the first annual Winter Arts Festival, presented by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC). This weekend-long event will be held at Holiday Valley’s Main Lodge, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Get your holiday shopping started and finished by browsing two floors of original paintings, prints, photographs, pottery, jewelry, baskets, woodcarving and fiber arts.
Add to the fun by checking out a variety of live music throughout the festival.
Saturday will feature Chordiac Arrest at 11 a.m., Ade Adu at 3:30 p.m. and Luke Yerpe & Charlotte Stock at 5 p.m. Sunday features the Honey Punks at noon and the trombone group Let It Slide at 1:30 p.m.
Kids are welcome! Children can make two holiday ornaments from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
If you’re feeling lucky, purchase tickets and take your chance to win baskets from Hog Shed Studio, Studio 4 East, The Critter Ranch, Four Mile Brewing, John Harvard’s Brew House, Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, A. Jason Clemons Salon, a knife set courtesy of CUTCO, and tickets to Olean Community Theater’s performance of “Love, Loss and What I Wore” at the Palmer Opera House.
Finally, visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Ellicottville Food Pantry.
Support the local arts movement and enjoy this fun-filled event!