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The North Shore Arts Alliance announced that, after seven successful years, it is expanding its signature event, the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail, to include artists from throughout the entire Chautauqua County location. Previously, the art trail was limited to the northern area of Chautauqua County.

The 2017 Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail will be held on Memorial Weekend, May 27 and 28. Featured artists will open their studios to all visitors and sell, demonstrate, or talk about their art. The artists work in a variety of media: painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, wood, and mixed media.

Brochures and maps of the art trail for 2017 will be available by April 1. Brochures can be requested by visiting the website of the North Shore Arts Alliance or the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail. They will be distributed throughout the Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania area on local brochure racks owned by Forge Ahead promotions, and at ART TRAIL sponsoring locations.

The North Shore Arts Alliance, headquartered in Fredonia, NY,  at the Gate House on Lambert Avenue, is the annual organizer of the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail. Its wider mission is to promote the county’s image, economic vitality and quality of life by strengthening the arts locally.

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