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September 20, 2021 - 10:30am
posted by Lucille DiSanto in Arts & Crafts.
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October 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
January 28, 2020 - 12:35pm
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February 27, 2020 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Do you love discovering new ways to be creative? Join Miss Melissa one Thursday each month to create your own unique masterpiece! This month, make your own Watercolor Snowflakes out of coffee filters.  Grades 3rd - 6th. Please register online www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org or call 585-768-8300.
January 28, 2020 - 12:32pm
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February 22, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Join us for a relaxing afternoon of coloring, in our decorative adult coloring books! Then, turn your beautiful pictures into coasters so they can be enjoyed again and again! Teens and Adults are welcome! Please register online www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org or call 585-768-8300.
December 23, 2019 - 3:18pm
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January 22, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Make your own gorgeous snowflake ornaments using clothespins, hot glue, paint, & of course glitter! This is an adult program. Please register! call 585-768-8300 or online at www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org
December 23, 2019 - 3:14pm
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January 18, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Need help with organization? Want to explore your creative side? Join Felicia to decorate your own journal, then learn tips and tricks on how to keep those New Year's Resolutions! We supply the journal - you supply the ideas! (You may also bring your own journal if you'd prefer.) This is a teen and adult program. Please register! call 585-768-8300 or online at www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org
December 23, 2019 - 12:33pm
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December 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 8:30pm
Stop in during winter break for a new winter craft each day! From gingerbread ornaments, to jingle bells, to yarn Christmas trees, we’ve got it all! Program runs from 12/23-12/31. We are closed the 24th & 25th. All ages are welcome! No need to register.
November 27, 2019 - 3:01pm
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December 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Stop in during winter break for a new winter craft each day! From gingerbread ornaments, to jingle bells, to yarn Christmas trees, we’ve got it all! Program runs from 12/23-12/31. We are closed the 24th & 25th. All ages are welcome! No need to register.
November 27, 2019 - 2:58pm
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December 31, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Bring in the New Year a tad bit early with a balloon drop at the countdown to noon! We’ll also have dancing, make your own party hat, BINGO and prizes. All ages are welcome! Please register http://www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org/ or call 585-768-8300.
March 24, 2016 - 5:59pm
posted by Steve Ognibene in GO ART!, Arts & Crafts, art, batavia, theater, news, steve ognibene's blog.


(Photos by Steve Ognibene.) (Above, 6-year-old Lilian Gary paints a clay mushroom.)

During the school Spring Break, some families go out of town and some stay local to enjoy with friends and family from out of town. Parents are still working during the day and looking for an opportunity for learning something new.

This week GO ART! offered its first Creative Arts Camp in the Seymour Place buildingin Downtown Batavia and hopes many others will follow.

The camp sold out. All this week, 28 students in grades two to six participated in many different activities like: drumming, Colombian dance, steel drums, photography class, drawing and theater.

Director Jennifer Gray said they wanted to give kids a small snippet of a little bit of everything in the creative world and include different tastes of performing arts, music, dance and visual arts as part of it. If parents are not aware coming from an arts background, this camp offers what they might not get in school and pique some future interests for the students.


(Above, Director Jennifer Gray giving a drawing lesson to 11-year-old Hunter Kelsey on a graphic abstract.)

GO ART! also plans to offer one-day drop-in camps during the summer and they are looking to offer a younger camp for toddler, pre-K to second-grade kids, and perhaps one for middle school students.

They want to thank generous sponsors for this event: Applied Business Systems -- ABS, T-Shirts Etc., Art Ah La Carte, Design by the Hour, and Glass Roots.

For more details on this event go to: http://www.goart.org/

Also Facebook page: GO ART!


Above, 10-year-old John Riley participating in a Performance Theater segment taught by Assisant Director Gregory Hallock.


Above, Director Gray teaching painting on model clay to elementary students.

September 24, 2013 - 12:27pm
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October 5, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
September 24, 2013 - 12:24pm
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October 5, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
June 3, 2013 - 1:29pm
posted by lucie griffis in batavia, arts, Arts & Crafts, entertainment, food.
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June 15, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm


June 1, 2013 - 3:17pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Arts & Crafts, Business, Artisan Market at Harvester.

The Artisan Market at Harvester opened today with more than a dozen artisans participating.

The goal is to create a space that attracts artists and customers for their creations from throughout the region.

"When people come in they're going to know this is not commercial, it's not buy-sell, it's not a craft show, it's not a flee market. It's an artisan market," said Lucie Griffis, the market's manager. "We want bring a little of the artistic life from other areas to right here."

The market is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will host two-day events on first Fridays and Saturdays later this year. 

There is an area with tables and chairs for people to sit and enjoy entertainment acts, from jugglers to musicians. Local charities are welcome to use the space for their food-sales fundraisers (chicken BBQs, pulled pork, hot dogs and hamburgers, etc.) for free.

Top photo: Sharon Jahnke Long works on a portrait of Julliette Yates.

Author and weaver Bridgette ni Brian.

Dave Watson with his guitars.


September 24, 2012 - 12:36pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in batavia, Arts & Crafts, Local Businesses, Jackson Street.

Karen Crittenden, of Pavilion, has opened a new arts and crafts store in Downtown Batavia. It is called "Karen's Yarn Paper Scissors" and is located at 39 Jackson St., a few doors down from the recently opened "Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Café."

Store hours are 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

A grand opening with door prizes will be held on Tuesday.

Crittenden said this store features yarn and paper products that are not available at other stores, in addition to having an atmosphere of personal service.

"I will talk with you to find out what you like," she said. "And if I don't have it, I'll order it."

If customers are not sure of how to use certain items, she is happy to help them out. And it doesn't matter if someone bought the items at "Karen's Yarn Paper Scissors" or at another store. Crittenden is happy to help anyone who asks.

"It's all part of service with a smile," she said.

In fact, in response to customer comments, Crittenden is offering classes at the store next month, including beginner's crocheting and beginner's scrapbooking. She also plans to offer a craft group.

People can provide their email addresses to receive a message at the beginning of each month informing them of upcoming events and offerings at "Karen's Yarn Paper Scissors."

"I won't bombard people," Crittenden said. "The only other time I would email them is if something changes (in the monthly schedule, etc)."

For more information, call the store at 219-4480 or email [email protected].

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November 15, 2011 - 11:43am
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February 6, 2013 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Create a cool owl holder for all of your Valentine's Day cards.

This program is for grades 1-3 and registration is required. Limit 20

Visit online at www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org or call 585-768-8300 to register.

January 23, 2011 - 1:10pm
posted by lucie griffis in Arts & Crafts.
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February 19, 2011 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

 3rd Annual Golden Benefit Arts, Crafts, & More Show & Sale will be held at the Batavia Downs Racino , 8315 Park Rd. Batavia on February 19th, 2011, 10am-4pm.  There will be many local vendors offering homemade goods and home based businesses. We will be holding a chinese auction and accepting donations.Stop by and see all the unique and reasonably priced goods while supporting a great cause that funds locally.

September 21, 2010 - 11:51am
posted by Martha Lorshbaugh in Arts & Crafts, Museum Quilt Guild, Community Event.
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October 15, 2010 - 10:00am to October 16, 2010 - 5:00pm

Stitches in Time Quilt Show, presented by the Museum Quilt Guild, Batavia, NY.

Friday October 15, 10 am- 6 pm and Saturday October 16, 10 am - 5 pm

Featuring classes and evening lecture with George Siciliano.   Friday, "Size Really Does Matter".       Saturday "Twirling Logs"   Classes are from 9 am - 4 pm both days, $55.00 for non- members.

Contact Elaine Ross: 748-4831 or [email protected] to sign up

Lecture Friday, October 15 at 7 pm, $5.00 admission.  Open to the public

December 7, 2009 - 1:45pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in Arts & Crafts, robert morris, Local Businesses.

Kelly Mountain was a happy camper on Saturday.

Along with fellow Robert Morris Elementary School parent Kim Gloskowski, Mountain had just chaired the 4th annual Vendor Blender & Craft Show at the school, located at 80 Union St.

“We had a steady stream of people come this year,” Mountain said. “And we had a wonderful response to our Chinese Auction.”


Pictured Kelly Mountain, left, and Kim Gloskowski

The Chinese Auction featured one item donated by each of the event’s vendors/crafters. Along with a contribution of $25 for table space from each vendor, the proceeds of the auction went to F.O.R.M. — “Friends of Robert Morris” —  a parent volunteer organization which funds student field trips and classroom supplies. A total of 31 vendors/crafters representing various organizations in and around Batavia participated.

Here are some notable examples:

November 15, 2009 - 12:28pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in Arts & Crafts, schools, Iraq War.

Eighth-grader Steven O'Brien is a pretty good salesman. He displayed his knack for hawking things Saturday at Batavia High School's annual Arts & Crafts Festival.

With a variety of goods draped over his arms, he looked like a walking advertisement for "Treats for Troops," an outreach project for the military which began at Batavia Middle School in 2002.

Steven helped sell such items as necklaces, bracelets, picture frames, scarves, towels and blankets, priced from $1 to $10, along with founder and special education teacher Lucille DiSanto.

The money raised will pay for supplies for an "adopted" military troop in Iraq or Afghanistan that has a soldier from Batavia in it. Each year, a different troop is chosen.

"It's grown a little bit each year," DiSanto said. "We're definitely getting more attention."

The fundraiser for those in combat is the culmination of the efforts of her students, the student council and an organization called SWAT -- Students Working as a Team. They sell the items, some of which they make themselves, others are bought with donations. A McDonald's corporation MAC Grant pays for project costs.

"I felt it was necessary to help kids learn community service,” says DiSanto. “And what better way to do that than to help one of our own in Iraq or Afghanistan?"

The Treats for Troops table fared quite well, taking in $65 within the first 70 minutes Saturday. They received a total of $35 in donations.

"This is the most donations I've ever gotten," said DiSanto excitedly.

Steven took it upon himself to venture out beyond the table, working the crowd with his sense of humor. People bought stuff from him, and vendor Fran Norton donated a dollar.

"Anything for the boys," says Norton, who holds America's soldiers in high esteem. "Any services we can provide to them, they deserve it."

Anyone interested in learning more about the Treats for Troops project should contact DiSanto at Batavia Middle School. If you would like to learn more about Batavia High School's Arts & Crafts Festival, please contact Paul Pedersen, BHS Physical Education teacher and Batavia Ice Devils coach.

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