Allegany County, NY Creators Directory

A charitable project sponsored by 

The best place to start is at the beginning. 

When I can't find what I need, I create it. 

Started during SWAN Days Allegany County, NY

This directory is intended to become a unified equitable resource
to allow your current and potential patrons to find your creative work in a public space. 

Listed alphabetically by first name, these details will be updated in the directory
in the order in which they are received.

Thank you for your patience as we grow this valuable resource. 

This local directory of creative resources is always freely accessible to all visitors in this public SheilaLynnK Art LocalCreators Activity Feed.

Disclaimer: Creators' information received at SheilaLynnK Art Studio is utilized for the soul purpose of listings within this directory and email communications relevant to updates pertaining to this directory. The studio is not liable for any damages which occur pertaining to public access to creative projects, links, or public details shared in the sign up form. Creators always retain copyright to any and all original works shared at any time within this directory.  Any featured creator content here is protected under the Digital Mellenium Copy Right Act. Unless otherwise noted, all written works and images are the intellectual property of the indicated creator. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the creators is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to the owner with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. 

Also, in the works....This project includes an opportunity to participate in a Public Service Announcement acknowledging the arts as a valuable local resource which benefits the resilience of our community.
Creators signed up for inclusion in the directory will also receive updates about the PSA project featuring works by local creators.  

Without further ado, here is the 


(Updated 5.15.19slk)

Betsy Orlando   Betsy Orlando Stitchery Paper Goods, Fiber Arts, Dolls,

Elaine Hardman  Stone Flower Pottery   Pottery, Tin Works, Jewelry, Workshops

Kristen Kruger  KAKruger Photography  Photographs and Mixed Media Art

Mary Gardner-Ruch   on Facebook  Hats, Paintings, Angels

Nicolaus Scolton   on Facebook  Drawings and Portraits

Peggyann Watts   Belfast Braids  Braided, Hooked, Wool items

Ren Finnemore   on Facebook  Fiber Arts, Historical Embroidery

Sheila L. Kalkbrenner  Drawings, Paintings, Illustrations

Vicki White    Vicki'sIdeas on Facebook  Wood Burning (Assorted sizes and styles)

 William Hart  Hart's Jewelry Jewelry Making  

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Coming soon...featured artist pages and links in the Allegany County Creators activity feed. 



Ready to explore the arts but, don't know where to begin? Here are some local resources to get you started. (If you know of a local public creative activity or resource not shown here, please tell us about it in the comments below.) "

Alfred Arts and Cultural Events

Alfred Art Walks

Alfred Box of Books Library ~ Spinner Challenge Lego Build March 27th at 4pm and other Tuesday art classes and creative activities for local youth

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum Alfred NY ~ Events and exhibitions 

Alfred State College Graphic and Media Design 

Alfred University School of Art and Design Events and Activities

Allegany Arts Association ~ sponsors performances and cultural events and provides free creative programming for local youth during “Cabin Fever”, “Spring Fling”, and Summer Arts Festival activities. 

Allegany County Area Artists and Crafters 

The Allegany Artisans ~ local artisans with studios throughout Allegany County 

Almond 20th Century Club Library Almond, NY ~ creative crafts and activities for youth and adults

Andover House ~ featuring works by local artists and artisans 

The Angelica Players ~ local performing artists and their theatrical adventures for all 

Artists Among Us Belmont, NY ~ "a touring art program for emerging local artists created by the Fountain Arts Center, Belmont, NY.  Where we are pleased to introduce artists to your community, and invite you to experience the wonders of the creative mind. Enjoy the new perspectives you will gain on life by sharing the creative visions of our participants. Artists learn the process of preparing and preserving art for presentation, writing their artists statements, and talking about the vision, goals, and methods involved in their process of creativity. Host sites enjoy the benefit of having original art in their own venues, and supporting emerging artists.  The Artists Among Us program is funded in part by the New York State Council On The Arts Decentralization ReGrant Program with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature administered through the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. " 

BEATS Special Needs Dance Showcase Wellsville, NY ~ a safe place for dancers with special needs to come together and share their passion for dance

Belfast Public Library ~ art shows featuring works by local artists and artisans and creative activities for local youth and adults

The Belfast Organization for Artists for creators in the Belfast, NY area 

Bolivar Free Library Bolivar NY ~ crafts and creative activities for local youth and adults

Cuba Circulating Library ~ Craft Nights and Creative Youth Activities 

The Cohen Gallery at Alfred University Alfred NY ~featuring works by local artists 

David A. Howe Library ~ AnnualTeen Photo Show April 2019, DIY Kids, Howe Kids Art monthly Youth Art Activities featuring FREE process art activities for the littles, FREE Adult monthly Craft Classes

Nancy Howe Auditorium ~ at David A. Howe Library ~live music, movies, theatre, dance, and other performances for all

The Fassett Green Space Project by Art For Rural America, Wellsville, NY 

The Fountain Arts Center Belmont, NY ~ art exhibits and creative activities and classes for youth and adults 

Friendship Free Library ~Free Art Fridays, Lego Club and Maker Club for after school program participants 

Friends of the Essential Club Free Library Canaseraga, NY, ~creative activities and events for local youth

Inspire Crafts and Hobbies Andover Road Wellsville, NY ~ Art and Craft Supplies 

The Hann Homestead, Andover NY Paint and Sip Parties 

The Genesee Valley Chorus ~ contemporary and classic adult choral  

Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters ~ plein air landscape painting for adults

Heidi Noel’s Performing Arts Center Wellsville NY ~ performing arts classes for local youth

Lifeway Youth Center Belfast NY ~Chopped Cooking Competition, March 22nd for ages 11-19

The Little Gallery Arts and Antiques ~ featuring works by local artists and artisans, sales benefit the Hart Comfort House 

Music On the Lawn Wellsville NY ~ free Thursday evening live music series from June to August 

The Most Arts Festival Alfred NY ~ classical music performed by world class musicians, the Young Pianist Competition, daily chamber series, evening concert series and the vibrant world of Alfred art.

The Ortlip Gallery at Houghton College 

The Palmer Opera House Cuba, NY ~ entertainment and creative classes and activities for all ages 

The Rogue Carrot Alfred NY ~ natural foods store also featuring works by local artists and artisans

STEPS Dance Studio Wellsville NY ~ dance classes for local youth

Studio One Ten, Scio NY ~ art and craft classes and parties for all ages

STRUM ACCORD ~ an annual music festival highlighting music from ACCORD’s after school program students. 

Southern Tier Fiber Arts Guild Wellsville, NY 

Tri-County Arts Council serving Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties

Twin Tiers Makers Expo at Wellsville Central School Call for Makers

Wellsville YMCA After School Program ~Creative Activities for Local Youth 

Wellsville Creative Arts Center ~ Live music, Open Mic, Visual Arts Exhibits by local artists, clay studio, and Art Classes for youth and adults 

The Wellsville Performing Arts Orchestra 

Wide Awake Club Library Fillmore NY ~ Creative after school programming for local youth

Whitesville Public Library Whitesville, NY ~ Creative crafts and activities for local youth and adults


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