2019 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

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Event Date(s): Sun, 07/28/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
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2016 Taste
"Art in the Park" by Susan Andrews

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 will be held on July 28th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 70th Annual Art in the Park and the 29th 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!  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 $5.00.  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 70th 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.  The artists include: Judy Speckman – painting, Everett Kline – wood, Deveon Spaeth - jewelry/sculpture, Greg Souchik - jewelry/painting, Eileen Weishan - fiber arts, Michael Weishan – photography, Miranda Turner – painting, Sharon Bushnell - fiber arts, Nicolaus Scolton - drawing/pastels, Kaylee Hollister – jewelry, Pauline Hoffman - Wild Mountain Organics - body care, and Sandy Pickert – painting. Other Arts Organizations include Southern Tier Symphony, Girls Scouts of Western New York, S.P.C.A. of Cattaraugus County, and Neighborhood School of Dance.  Art in the Park will recognize several of the artists in the following categories: Best of Show, Best New Entry and Best Presentation. 

There will also be continuous entertainment. It will include the OHS STAR Program Frozen Jr 12 p.m., Bent Brass classical Ensemble - 12:30 p.m., Olean Area Irish Dancers - 1:15 p.m., Brass Knuckle Quintet-1:45 p.m., Best Chef -2:15 p.m., Olean Theatre Workshop musical- numbers from "Once on this island" 2:30 p.m., Neighborhood School of Dance- 3:15 p.m., OTW Performance Class- 3:45 p.m., and Dance Arts- 4:30 p.m.

New for 2019:
Eric Jones, Caricature artist will be doing facepainting.  Free swimming and roller skating will be offered at the Rec Center from 12pm to 5pm.  Eagle Dreams Rehabilitation will have live Birds of Prey.  There will be a local vendor marketplace and Wall of Fame presentation. 

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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