BEMUS POINT - Bemus Point's Village Park will be alive with artists for two weekends this summer.
Parking and admission are free for the third annual "A Stir of Artists" Art Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, and Aug. 11 and 12. With hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, the show will take place rain or shine in this Chautauqua Lake village.
Organizer Marian Aranyos says this year promises even more fine artisans from Western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. In addition to displaying their unique talents, exhibitors will have artworks for sale.
The Bemus Point Village Park will be a beehive of activity with “A Stir of Artists” art show and sale on Saturday and Sunday, and Aug. 11 and 12. Shown here is photographer Bill Smith’s “Pink Tulips,” one of the works that will be on display and for sale.
The park is centrally located in the village. On Sundays, live entertainment begins at 2:30 on the Floating Stage.
There will be many participating artists from Chautauqua County. Among them are Bemus Point artists Clara Hanson who works in pottery and 3D design, wood artist Bruce M. Johnson, beach glass jeweler Marie Lewis, and mixed media sculptor Renee Pye.
Celoron resident Daniel Marchini will display his mixed media, pencil, and charcoal works. Deborah Florian, who makes wire-wrapped glass vases, and photographer Bill Smith are from Cherry Creek. Dunkirk painters Phil Julian works in oil and acrylic and Barney Kuzara in oils. From Forestville are Patrick DelMonte with his wooden vessels, photographer Barbara DelMonte, and silverware art sculptor Cheryl Swanson.
Fredonia painter Mary Ann Jankowski and beaded jewelry artist Susan Hach-Murphy will show their work. Acrylic painter Judith Whittaker is from Frewsburg, and acrylic painter Mike Angilella and photographer Butch Poole are from Jamestown.
Other presenters are, from Angola, watercolor artist Mary Ellen Hanna and Susan Palys, who works in pastels, ink, and watercolor. Derby pastel painter Walter S. Mayo, Ellicottville wood artist Keith McKale, Alex Flansburg from Rochester who makes sculptured wall clocks, and stained glass and mosaics artist Michelle Hoff from South Dayton complete the New York artists.
Pennsylvania exhibitors are wood artisan Jack Northrop from Kane, acrylic and watercolor painter Patty Prechtl from St. Mary's, and fabric artist ReeAnn Devore from Youngsville. Warren artists are Marian Aranyos who works in watercolor and collage, Linda Mason in mixed glass, fiber, metal arts and jewelry, and Debbie Moyer who makes hand-forged jewelry.
Come to Bemus Point on Chautauqua Lake to meet the artists and see their variety of fine works. All artwork will be for sale.