Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution opens ‘Art in the Park’

CHAUTAUQUA – Chautauqua Institution hosts its first “Art In The Park” craft show of the season on Sunday, July 7. The craft show and sale will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. in Miller Park.

More than 70 tables and tents are expected to be brimming with paintings, prints, photographs, collages, textiles, pottery, ceramics and a wide variety of other high quality crafts and jewelry. Many of Chautauqua’s artisans have taken part in juried shows throughout the region. Visitors have the opportunity to catch an early peak at art being created by some of the fine arts students who are preparing their professional portfolios at Chautauqua this summer.

In addition to the art show by the lake, art galleries will be open, there are shops to explore, music programs to sample, and many food options to try. Guests can enjoy the special aura of the Chautauqua village set in acres of natural beauty. Everyone is also invited to bring a camera.

The Visual Arts Support Group at Chautauqua (VACI Partners) is sponsoring this “Art in the Park” event. For additional information, contact Show Manager Cathy Digel at For detailed information on programming at Chautauqua please visit,

The Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI) includes the Chautauqua School of Art, the galleries of the Strohl Art Center, the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, the Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden and the visual arts lecture series. VACI encourages engagement with an expansive range of critical issues in the visual arts, and attracts distinguished exhibitors and renowned guest artists and faculty.

Enjoy free admission to the grounds on Sundays. Parking fees only apply after 1:30 p.m.

Chautauqua Institution is a summer community located in southwestern New York State on Chautauqua Lake. It offers a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship, educational programs, and recreational activities. Each summer the Institution hosts over 2,200 events and 100,000 guests. For more information please visit,