For the Art in the Park applications, please visit the Arts Council or call the Cattaraugus County Arts Council at 716-372-7455.


The Annual Art in the Park is held in July in downtown Olean, in conjunction with the Taste of Olean.  Cattaraugus County Arts Council sponsors the area’s premier art show.  Watercolors, acrylics, oils, sculpture, basket weaving, and pottery were featured.   

Art in the Park is a juried fine arts show with a long-standing tradition of showcasing the finest art in southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. Artists and artisans, who have not previously exhibited in the show, are asked to submit three labeled photos of individual work and one of your booths. Photos should accurately represent the work you intend to display. Artists and artisans who have previously exhibited are exempt from the jury process. To be juried for the show, the criteria are as follows: All work must be original and executed by the accepted artist. Work produced with commercial kits, mold, patterns, plans, prefabricated forms, or commercial methods is not eligible. T-shirts, commercial clothing, and reproductions are not eligible. 


Limited edition prints are acceptable, hand pulled, signed, and numbered by the artist. Prints of photographs made from the artist’s original negative must be limited to an edition of no more than 250 from one image (negative) inclusive of all sizes, must be hand processed, signed and numbered by the artist. 

Ceramic works must be handmade by the artist. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each must be signed. Only artists who have been accepted in the jewelry category are permitted to display and sell jewelry. Paintings, graphics, prints, and photographs must be appropriately framed or matted, and must be displayed in a suitable portfolio or stand.

Taste of Olean vendors, entertainment, and demonstrations round out the day. For more information on the Taste of Olean, call Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 716-372-4433 or email

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