Art in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Art Events

"Jazz 'n Wings" performance at St. Bonaventure University

Jazz 'n Wings Performance at St. Bonaventure University
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Another year of musical and stage performances is on tap as the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at St. Bonaventure University announces the 2018-2019 edition of the Martine Performing Arts Series.

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Celebration of the Arts at the Nannen Arboretum

Celebration of the Arts at Nannen Arboretum
Sun, 09/23/2018 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Join us at the Nannen Arboretum on Sunday afternoon, September 23, 2018, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, and enjoy local artists sharing their creative talents with you as you walk through the beautiful arboretum grounds. Many of the artists will also have pieces of their art for sale.

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Leon Historical Society hosts the Turkey Table Runner Party

Leon Historical Society Quilting Class October 2018
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 8:30am - 1:30pm

The Leon Historical Society is hosting the Turkey Table Runner Party on October 6, 2018!! Grab a friend and come out for a day of quilting where you will learn a time honored quilt pattern as you make your family a new Thanksgiving table runner with a Dresden Designed turkey on each end of the runner.

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Ellicottville's 2018 Fall Festival

Ellicottville's Fall Festival
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/07/2018 - 5:00pm

On October 6th and 7th, 2018, come to Ellicottville’s Fall Festival; the oldest and largest, takes place when the foliage of the surrounding hills are ablaze with color!  Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, fine art, and an arts and craft show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more.

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Leon Historical Society hosts Snowman Door Hanging Class

Snowman Door Hanging Quilting Project with Leon Historical Society
Sat, 11/03/2018 - 8:30am - 1:30pm

Leon Historical Society hosts the Snowman Door Hanging Project with Patty teaching the appliqué technique. This one is really fun and a beautiful piece for the holidays! And Snowmen can stay up until they melt! At least February!

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Portville's 2018 Art and Antique Show

Portville Arts N Crafts Show 2018
Sat, 11/03/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 4:00pm

Portville Central School’s Arts, Crafts, and Antiques Show returns! This 2-day indoor event will be held in the High School and features art, crafts, antiques and food on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days.

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Christmas Fundraiser Craft & Vendor Show

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Christmas Fundraiser Craft & Vendor Show

Presented by the Allegany Rec Center, the Christmas Fundraiser Craft and Vendor show is back this year better than ever!

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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2018It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

View the visitor's guide online


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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams.

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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