2018 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

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Event Date(s): Sun, 07/22/2018 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
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"Art in the Park" by Susan Andrews
Taste of Olean - Art in the Park 2018

If the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, then Olean is a destination visitors are sure to love the Taste of Olean on July 22nd. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 69th Annual Art in the Park and the 28th Annual Taste of Olean.

The Taste of Olean is a festival filled with great food and entertainment. Admission to the event is free. Pay as you eat!  New for 2018 - no tickets!  Booths will be accepting cash.  For more information on the Taste of Olean, call Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 716-372-4433 or e-mail taste [at] oleanny [dot] com.  The restaurants will present "tastes" of foods, not whole meals or sandwiches — smaller portions with affordable costs between 50 cents and $3.50.  Since there are sooo many new restaurants in Olean, this is a great way to get a sampling of all of them! 

Art in the Park, sponsored by the Tri-County Arts Council (CCAC) held in conjunction with the Taste, is a juried fine arts show with a long standing tradition of showcasing the finest art in southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. Celebrating its 69th 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 attracts over 6,000 people with a complementary audience capture of multiple events occurring at the same time.  Art in the Park will recognize several of the artists in the following categories: Best of Show; 1st Place; 2nd Place; and 3rd Place.  Exhibitors can sign apply online

"Chalk It Up!" a chalk art contest open to the public. A $5 registration fee on the day of the event will give you a 4 ft. X 4 ft. space on the paved basketball court in War Vets Park to draw your chalk art on. There will be prizes for Best in Show chalk art in two age categories - ages 10-15 and, age 16 and older. Kids up to 10 years of age can draw for free in an open area. If it rains, the event will be cancelled. The Arts Council will supply a set of chalk to each of the first 28 entries. If you arrive after those have been handed out, you must supply your own chalk. Chalk cannot be oil based, nor paint.  Drawing can begin at 10 am after registering and continue until 3 pm. Those wishing to be in the contest must finish by 3 pm.  Find a full list of contest rules on the Arts Council website, www.myartscouncil.net under the event, Art in the Park.

"Bocce Tournament" to benefit the Rehabilitation Foundation.  This will be a lawn bocce ball tournament at War Vets Park from 12pm-5pm.  You can register on the day of, however, pre-registration is preferred and can be made HERE.  Cost is $30 per team of two and includes tickets for food/drink at the Taste of Olean.  There is also a CASH prize to the winning team.  Questions on the bocce tournament? 716-375-4730 ext. 562 or foundation [at] rehabcenter [dot] org.

For questions call 716-372-7455 or e-mail info [at] myartscouncil [dot] net.  "Art in the Park" by Susan Andrews.

For more information on this event please visit http://www.OleanNY.com

This event will be held at:

War Veteran's Park
551 East State Street
Olean, NY 14760
United States
Phone: 716-372-4433
42° 4' 43.14" N, 78° 25' 16.104" W
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