OLEAN, N.Y. — The Tri-County Arts Council will celebrate the opening of their new location at 110 W. State St., Olean, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by the opening reception for the 2019 Members Exhibition on July 19 from 5 to 8 p.m.

“We’re excited to start off activities in our new space with a ribbon-cutting and Members Exhibition opening reception,” says Tina Hastings, executive director. “We thought that an exhibition showcasing work created by members was a perfect inaugural exhibition because members are so important to any arts organization’s success and we want our members to know that we value their support.”

This year’s exhibition includes work from 28 members and showcases the artistic talent and diversity in the region.

All arts council members were invited to be part of the exhibition, and could submit one work to be included. The biennial exhibition is a benefit of membership so there was no fee to enter. This year’s submissions are a variety of mediums including needle-felting, beadwork, painting, photography, pottery, and sculpture.

Hors d’oeuvres, beverages and live music from The Hick Ups will be available. Guests can vote for three viewers choice awards, and the winners will be announced at 7:45 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibition continues until Aug. 23.

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