Community invited to participate in the Graffiti Project

The North Shore Arts Alliance invites members of the public to express their feelings about the community, family or friends at the Graffiti Project. This unique art project will take place this Saturday and Sunday in downtown Fredonia at the Fredonia Farm Festival. It will give the community a “hands on” art opportunity. No artistic talent or background is required! The result will be a colorful mural type community painting.

“Everyone has the ability to create. The Graffiti Project gives the community a way to express their feelings collectively,” said Susan McKay, president of NSAA. “Children and adults alike are invited to participate.”

A large canvas will be set up along with a variety of paint at NSAA’s space near the Information Booth. Painting will be available Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In September, NSAA will conduct another graffiti project on the boardwalk in Dunkirk. Both murals will then be turned into reusable bags. Sales of the bags will serve as a fundraiser for NSAA, as well as let the community take home a piece of its own art.

The North Shore Arts Alliance is a not-for-profit co-operative marketing, promotional, and membership organization working on behalf of artists in Chautauqua County. It seeks to foster an environment where art strengthens the county’s image, economic vitality, and quality of life.

Juried memberships are available to local artists. Membership opportunities also exist for individuals and businesses who want to support efforts to promote and integrate the arts into everyday life in the community.

For more information or to become a member, visit or call 224-3381.