The Arts Council for Wyoming County has been providing arts and cultural programs to a vast rural community for over thirty years.
Founded in 1976, The Arts Council for Wyoming County provides arts and culture programs to our rural communities in the region. Headquartered in a restored historic building in downtown Perry, New York, the ACWC hosts art exhibits, classes, workshops, performances, concerts, and film screenings throughout the year.
Working in conjunction with the New York State Council on the Arts, the ACWC acts as a conduit to distribute (DEC) Community Arts Grants to groups and organizations throughout Wyoming County. Community Arts Grantees in turn provide arts and culture opportunities for their neighbors including concerts, performing arts, visual arts, and other arts opportunities.
You may have also heard about the Arts Council for Wyoming County through our programs:
- The Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale is the ACWC's most high profile annual event. This fundraiser takes place every Columbus Day Weekend in Letchworth State Park during the peak of autumn foliage. Tens of thousands of visitors flock to the park to shop arts & crafts from over 300 vendors while enjoying a festive family atmosphere that includes activities, food and entertainment.
- Classic Film Series: Kyle Adamczak, the classic film series curator, has produced the highly-acclaimed program. Every Thursday at the Screening Room in the ACWC main building (31 S. Main Street, Perry, NY, 14530), our screening room comes alive with classic films. This program has been going on for nearly 25 years and is not to be missed!
- Local Color is our annual members exhibit where our ACWC artist members showcase their visual arts at our Main Gallery at the ACWC main building (31 S. Main Street, Perry, NY, 14530). Join us at our artist reception where you can meet professional and amateur artists based in the Wyoming County area.
The ACWC puts on events throughout the year celebrating arts in culture for all four seasons here in Wyoming County. Please sign up for our newsletter or join the ACWC to support arts and culture in Wyoming County.
The mission of the ACWC is to enable unlimited opportunity for artists to create, and for the community to engage in, the Arts.
This will be accomplished by:
Providing services to artists to foster their development.
Presenting programs to stimulate interaction between artists and the community.