2016 Past Exhibits


ART247 is a rich and diverse Arts Center overlooking the Historical Erie Canal in the designated National Historic District of Lowertown Lockport, NY. The Arts center originally founded as Market Street Art Studios by Art Hilger and Sally Bisher has developed a long history of providing arts and cultural education, lessons, and exhibitions to the Greater Niagara County community and beyond, as well as arts learning and studio spaces to regional artists. In January, 2016 ART247 became the guardian to ensuring the missions and goals of the Art Complex continue and grow.

Annual shows and exhibitions that continue with ART247:

 

Dec 10, 10a - 5p

ART247's Artisans Show & Shop!

"ARTISANS HOLIDAY SHOW & SHOP"

December 10th, 2016. 10 am - 5 pm.

Free Admission

Featuring Regional Artists and Original Artwork, Jewelry, Textiles, and Hand Crafted Goods for Unique Holiday Gift Giving.

With Music, Basket Raffle, 50/50 split during the event.

 

2016 Show Artists:

-- Over 40 Regional Artists and Artisans --

2nd ANNUAL VOICES OF DV ART AND MEDIA EXHIBITION

OCTOBER 15, 2016 - NOVEMBER 13, 2016

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. As a means of raising awareness about Domestic Violence, ART247 is hosting the 2nd annual "Voices of DV" Exhibition.

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS - ENTRY FORM
(No Entry Fee)


Produced by "ART247 " and "VANITY VIOLENCE" this mixed media gallery exhibition will be held from October 15 to November 13. A reception will be held at ART247, located at 247 Market St., Lockport, NY on October 28, starting at 5:18 pm until 7:18 pm and will include on Location Interviews by Domestic Violence Professionals, Liaisons, and Advocates hosted by WBNY 91.3FM. The event is free and open to the public, with Hors d'oeuvre and refreshments.

The exhibit's goal will be to feature works by individuals whose lives were touched by domestic violence. The pieces - from paintings, to drawings, photography, and mixed media, with accompanying written stories "Voices of DV" - will touch on a range of emotions and experiences by the points of view of those who have been confronted with domestic violence in some form in their own lives, directly, through the direct or indirect experiences of friends or family, and/or by emergency first response experiences.


In many cases, the cycle of abuse relies heavily on the abuse remaining a secret and a topic of taboo in order to enable abuse to perpetuate behind closed doors... we ask you to please listen to the "Voices of DV" - open doors, open discussions, and shine a light on this important topic.

Questions, Contact: 716-404-9884, INFO@theART247.com
2016 Voices of DV Exhibition Calendar Dates 
  • Exhibition Opens October 15, 2016
  • WBYN 91.3 Live on Location - Interviews with DV professionals October 28, 2016, 3:18 pm - 5:18 pm
  • Exhibition Public Reception October 28, 2016, 5:18 pm - 7:18 pm
  • Exhibition Closes November 13, 2016

The galleries at ART247 are open to the public with free admission Wednesday through Sunday 10am - 5pm. The studios at ART247 house over 35 resident artists, who work in a multitude of media.

 

"WHAT DOES A HAPPY FAMILY LOOK LIKE?"

OCTOBER 22, 2016 - NOVEMBER 13, 2016

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. As a means of raising awareness about Domestic Violence, ART247 is hosting a Mixed Media Exhibition of Student works from Lockport Schools.

 

CALL FOR STUDENT ART - ENTRY FORM
(No Entry Fee)


Sponsored by the Lockport Police Department Domestic Violence Unit, YWCA, and ART247 this mixed media gallery exhibition will be held from October 22 to November 13.

A reception will be held at ART247, located at 247 Market St., Lockport, NY on October 28, starting at 5:30pm until 7:30pm. The event is free and open to the public, with refreshments.


The exhibit stems from a contest in which students are asked "What does a happy family look like?" The contest's goal is for students to express what they feel "A Happy Family Looks Like" through their own perspectives, expressions, and creativity. The Exhibition and Reception will display all of the many different types of happy families through the eyes of and produced by students of the Lockport Area. Prizes will be awarded to each grade category: Grades K-4, Grades 5-8, and Grades 9-12

Questions, Contact: 716-404-9884, INFO@theART247.com
2016 "WHAT DOES A HAPPY FAMILY LOOK LIKE?" Calendar Dates 
  • Exhibition Opens October 22, 2016
  • Exhibition Public Reception October 28, 2016, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Exhibition Closes November 13, 2016

The galleries at ART247 are open to the public with free admission Wednesday through Sunday 10am - 5pm. The studios at ART247 house over 35 resident artists, who work in a multitude of media.

 

#ALLWNYPURPLE Storefront decorating Contest

OCTOBER 2016

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. As a means of raising awareness about Domestic Violence, ART247, VANITY VIOLENCE, and WBNY 91.3FM is holding the first annual #ALLWNYPURPLE Storefront Decorating Contest - Raising Domestic Violence Awareness in Western NY.

 

PRESS RELEASE

Contest Rules:
  • Storefronts must be decorated purple.
  • Hashtag #ALLWNYPURPLE must be displayed in the storefront window with the caption "Raising Domestic Violence Awareness in WNY" and "October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month" also listed somewhere in the storefront display.
  • Storefronts must remain decorated during the month of October.
  • If a storefront is also decorated for Halloween, at least half of the storefront must be devoted to #ALLWNYPURPLE to count as a legitimate submission.

To Enter:
Take a picture of your decorated storefront and post it on ART247's #ALLWNYPURPLE facebook event page http://bit.ly/allwnypurple with the name of your business, business address, and phone number. Photos must be posted BY October 18th.

18 Runner Ups will be chosen, 5 Finalists will be announced on facebook, and 3 Winners will be announced live on location on-air with WBNY 91.3 during the "Voices of DV" Gallery Event, Exhibition, and Reception October 28, 2016 from 5:18 - 7:18 at ART247, 247 Market St, Lockport NY.

Win:

FIRST PLACE:
  • 2 Months of your Business on a radio spot on WBNY 91.3 FM
  • $100 Gift card for use at ART247's Gift Shop and Art Supplies Store
SECOND PLACE:
  • $50 Gift card for use at ART247's Gift Shop and Art Supplies Store
THIRD PLACE:
  • $20 Gift card for use at ART247's Gift Shop and Art Supplies Store

 

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