Lewiston Council on the Arts 2021 Summer Events

Lewiston Council on the Arts (LCA):  
(716) 754-0166   www.artcouncil.org

Lewiston Council on the Arts Announces 2021 Schedule of Events! 

Summer of '69 Pre-Party:    
Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center Street, Lewiston, NY.  
Thursday, July 8, 6:00PM
$5.00 admission benefits Lewiston Council on the Arts.

Summer of ’69
Where were you in the summer of 1969? Tune in, turn on and reunite at the grooviest summer happening of the year. Most of Lewiston’s 1960’s rock musicians have moved on, but for one night only they will reunite at Academy Park for an evening of favorites from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Featuring the Lewiston All Stars, Loved Ones, the County Orphanage, the Invaders and special guest, Grammy Award winner Gary Baker.  For the finale, all players will take the stage for a classic jam. Far out man! Can you feel the love?
Friday, July 9,  6:00PM       FREE EVENT
Academy Park (9th & Center St.) Lewiston, NY

Bug Fest
Lewiston Council on the Arts teams up with the Lewiston public Library to present an afternoon of insect related activities and demonstrations! Enjoy watching a Chainsaw Chix carve a bookworm bench out of a hunk of wood! Listen to a  storytelling performance by Karima Amin, a butterfly release and lots of bug themed games and surprises.   
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!  Call the Lewiston Public Library (716) 754-4720 for FREE ticket information
Saturday, July 10:  Group 1: 1:00-2:15       Group 2:  2:30-3:45
Seneca ("Bug") Park   305 S. 8th St., Lewiston

Blue Mondays
Blue Mondays come to Academy Park this year!
Now in it's 26th year, Blue Monday is considered by many to be one of the best Blues venues in WNY. Blue Mondays attract a faithful following of blues lovers from all over. So pick a night, turn off the TV, pack a cooler, grab the kids, and enjoy a unique, laid back evening of music... and don’t forget your dancin’ shoes. FREE EVENT
7:00-9:00PM   Academy Park (9th & Center St.), Lewiston, NY       
    July 12:     Maria Aurigema   
            July 19:     Bittersweet  Rose
            July 26:     Hanna & the Blue Hearts  
          August 2:    Joseph Michael Mahfoud Band
          August 9:    Jeremy Keyes Band
        August 16:    Jony James

Chalk YOUR Walk Competition
The Chalk Walk Competition is going virtual! Now open to EVERYONE in New York, people of all ages are encouraged to grab some chalk and start drawing a mural in a location of your choice.  This year's theme is "Imagine, Explore & Create".  There will be prizes for Best of Show, People's Choice and Honorable Mention (for artists 10 years of age and under).   
For more info:  www.artcouncil.org or call (716) 754-0166

Lewiston Art Festival
Lewiston’s signature event features work by exceptional artists and fine crafters.  Located just five miles north of Niagara Falls, the charming streets of picturesque Lewiston have long attracted visitors to our unique shops, restaurants and parks.  Meet the Artists one-on-one and enjoy more than 20,000 original works of art - including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, wood, mixed media and photography.  Don’t miss College Alley featuring student artwork and make your own art at the Make & Take Workshops sponsored by the Lewiston Public Library.  Bring the whole family for a weekend of art, music, food and culture! The Lewiston Art Festival is the #1 event of its kind and the perfect way to celebrate your summer weekend.  
August 14,  10:00am-6:00pm & August 15,  10:00AM - 5:00PM      FREE EVENT
Center Street,  Lewiston,  NY

Iroquois Market at the Art Festival  
The Hennepin Park Gazebo will be transformed into an Iroquois Market that brings to life the rich history of Native American heritage.  Joins us for a celebration of traditional and contemporary culture expressed through art, music, drumming, children's activities and dance.... all happening at the Lewiston Art Festival!
August 14,  10:00am-6:00pm & August 15,  10:00AM - 5:00PM      FREE EVENT

Marble Orchard Ghost Walks
Take a walk on the dark side to explore the grim and ghastly deeds of Lewiston’s best... and worst. Hear local ghost stories, myths, tales of tragedy, crime, murder and mystery. Secret and sinister, these events occurred a very long time ago, but the ghosts still haunt Lewiston! Step back in time with this historical and educational tour as our offbeat, theatrical guides take you through the historic section of the Village and into the Cemetery.  Whether you’re out to have some fun, or to learn some history, Lewiston’s Marble Orchard Ghost Walks show off the unique personality of Lewiston’s rough-and-tumble frontier past as well as it’s glorious present. Rain or shine. Bring a flashlight. It gets dark early in the cemetery! 
$15 Adults, $12 LCA Members, $6 Under 12
7:00PM  Saturdays:  September 18 - October 30
476 Center Street, Lewiston, NY

A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald
Tom Asklar, local artist and Edmund Fitzgerald enthusiast, will host a tribute to the American Great Lakes freighter that sank during a storm on Lake Superior with the loss of the whole crew.  The evening includes a multi media presentation of the history, time line and theories of it's destruction, music and great food!
Friday, November 6   7:00 PM   BBC 436 Center St.   $5:00 per person:  FREE for LCA members

The quote below is from Irene Rykaszewski, executive director, LCA:
"We are very proud to celebrate 53 years of art in Lewiston. The Art Council has been an important part of the transformation of Lewiston from a sleepy quiet village to a vibrant livable community and cultural destination. Our programs have served as a model to other communities, of what is possible when we invest in the arts. The dividends are community where people want to live, work and congregate."
Covid Considerations:  LCA is committed to providing safe and rewarding experiences that adhere to regulations and recommendations set by local, state and federal governments. We ask for everyones kind cooperation and support by following New York State's social distancing and sanitation guidelines.  We also ask for your patience duriing this challenging time as we all learn to live, work and enjoy being together in new ways.  Physical distancing and adherence to all Department of Health guidelines.  Please check back as policies and procedures may change.