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Dates: April 29, 2016
ART & VINE with Paulina Graces Reid! Friday, April 29, 5:45 - 8:45 pm Arts Center - Always wanted to try your hand at painting but don't know where to start? This is the place! Under the direction of a professional artist you CAN create an original work of art! At our monthly ART & VINE, we supply everything you need, including food and wine. **Bring friends and celebrate your creative spirit!** $42 members, $48 not-yet-members - CALL 315-536-8226 to REGISTER

5th Annual Bed & Breakfast Tour

Dates: April 30, 2016
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE! The B&B Tour, which takes place on Saturday, April 30 from 11 am to 5 pm, includes b&bs in Penn Yan, Prattsburgh and on the western side of Keuka Lake. Participants will have the opportunity to talk with the innkeepers and see common areas and guest rooms in each of the participating establishments, as well as getting a taste of some of the culinary expertise offered by the b&bs. Local artists will be on hand at each site, creating work inspired by their surroundings. This year’s Tour participants will also be treated to a free wine-tasting at Hunt Country Vineyards during the tour and will have the opportunity to win a two night stay at the featured b&b of their choice. Early bird tickets for the 2016 B&B Tour are $30 each or $27 each for groups of three or more when purchased in advance. On the day of the event, tickets are $34 each. Tickets may be purchased at the Arts Center of Yates County, 127 Main Street in Penn Yan, by calling the Arts Center at 315-536-8226 or emailing All proceeds from the Tour benefit the Arts Center, a nonprofit community organization  CLICK for MORE INFO

"Craft Brewing" with Dave Smith of LyonSmith Brewery

Dates: May 5, 2016
"Craft Brewing" with Dave Smith of LyonSmith Brewery -  Learn about craft brewing from some of the area’s premier brew masters.  Each workshop is unique – take one or two or take them all and become a brew expert! Must be 21 to take this class – registration is limited.     

Painting Essentials with Barb Doyle

Dates: May 11, 2016 - June 1, 2016
Build your painting skills by learning to see and paint color and form in a still life. Then transfer your knowledge to painting landscape from photos. Bring your own painting materials plus a sketchbook and pencil. Learn under the experienced hand of artist Barbara Doyle.

Coming This Summer!

Dates: June 7, 2016 - September 22, 2016
The Arts Center of Yates County is pleased to offer several workshops by Master Artists!  To reserve your spot, call 315-536-8226 today. -------------- ***Plein Air to Studio with Lyn Asselta*** Tuesday, June 7 – Thursday, June 9    9 am – 4 pm  Arts Center  --------------- ***Plein Air Painting with George Van Hook***  Wednesday, June 22 – Thursday, June 23    9 am – 4 pm       Sunny Point ------------- ***Painting with Paper with Elizabeth St. Hilaire *** Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 17    9 am – 4 pm      Arts Center  ------------- ***Getting Started in Pastels with Lana Grauer*** Thursday, August 25    6 – 9 pm        Arts Center --------------- ***New Techniques in Painting with GC Myers *** Thursday, September 22 – Friday, September 23    9 am – 4 pm  Arts Center  ------------------ CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

2016 Juried Show Photography & Painting

Dates: June 10, 2016 - July 18, 2016
The 2016 Painting and Photography Juried Show at the Arts Center of Yates County will be held from June 6th-July 18th. We are extremely pleased to have two wonderful jurors for the show this year. Lyn Asselta, nationally recognized pastel painter, and Willie Osterman, professor and program chair of the Fine Art Photography Department at Rochester Institute of Technology will jury our 2016 show.   You may view the Prospectus for the show on-line at  PROSPECTUS  

SUNNY POINT: Artist Opportunities

Dates: June 15, 2016 - October 15, 2016
The Arts Center offers two programs opportunities for Artists at our SUNNY POINT location located on Keuka Lake. ------------------ ARTIST in RESIDENCE: Open to visual artists, literary artists, and performance artists who  demonstrate professional standing in their field, this residency offers a 10 day use of the Sunny Point facility located on Keuka Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region. An award supported by the Arts Center of Yates County, this lakeside residence, with separate studio space, is available at no cost. Travel and meals not included. This opportunity includes the expectation that the artist will donate a piece of work reflective of his/her style or their Sunny Point experience to the Arts Center and its members.  Dates for the Artist in Residence program for the 2016 season include: July 1 to July 11 or September 2 to September 12. ------------    CLICK HERE FOR AIR INFO & APP   ------------------------------------------------ ARTISTIC RETREAT: The Artistic Retreat provides a place for artists, singly or in a group, to create on beautiful Keuka Lake located in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. Artists stay at and use the Sunny Point facilities for a 3 day, 5 day or 7 day period of time. This lakeside cottage can provide accommodations for up to 6 individuals, including linens and a full kitchen and is offered on an “as available” basis. Reservation fee for a 3 day stay is $750, for a 5 day stay $1,200, and for a 7 day stay $1,500. A $100.00 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT is due with registration. Balance due one week prior – payment to ACYC. Artistic Retreat Season: June 15 to October 15, 2016. -------   CLICK HERE for ARTISTIC RETREAT INFO --------------    ***For more information contact the Arts Center at (315) 535-8226 or email artscenter@ycac,org. ***  

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