Lewiston Council on the Arts, PO Box 1, Lewiston, NY 14092-0001 E-Mail Us or give us a call at 716-754-0166

48th Annual

Lewiston Art Festival


Held the weekend of Aug 9 & 10, 2014- the weather was perfect and the streets of Lewiston were filled with artists and art lovers alike.


And the Winners Are...


2014  Lewiston Art Festival Winners
1.  Best Of Show
Paul Hanover               Painting:    “Reach Out” 
2. Painting :Oil & Acrylic
1st Geoffry Harding The Tuscarora
2nd Tony Mauro Doobie 05
3rd Samual Whitehead Metropolis #2
HM Sarah Westphal Triangular
3. Painting :Watercolor
1st Kathleen Giles Woman in Yellow Shirt
2nd Fritz Raiser Shelby’s Lillies 
3rd E. Jane Stoddard Trisha IV  
HM Kathleen Dworak Reflections on a London Harley
4. Photography
1st David Maynard Gold Hill England
2nd Bill Dziejman Texaco
3rd Philip Pantano Solitude
HM Ed Shaffer Misty Quaker Run
5. Graphic Arts & Drawing
1st     Kim Reeves Robert Johnson 
2nd   Daniel Galas South Grand Island Bridge
3rd  Nia Puccio Medievel Illustrations
HM   Deborah Kristich Feather Skirt
6. Sculpture
1st  Dennis Fulton-Sears Lefty
2nd Fred Janik Art Deco
3rd Colleen Williams Water Bearer II
HM Nicole Johnson Marvelous Molly
7. Mixed Media
1st Joel Zaretsky Gaia 
2nd  Marc Gaiger Zen Clock
3rd    Matte Bexendell          La Pomme Shoggoth
HM Suzanne Maier Peaceable Kingdom
8. Artistic craft: Jewelry
1st   Bonnie Hedden           Seascape   
2nd   Robert Ramaglia         Mama Picasso     
3rd    Patricia Cancilla Purple Jasper     
HM   Einat Agmon Rustic Sunrise
9. Artistic Craft: other (glass, wood, fiber ceramic etc)           
1st     JoAnn Vanderheite      Gourt Art/Pheasant     
2nd Julianna Drumheller    Large Tourquois Serving Bowl
3rd    Nancy Braches            Serenity
HM Yvonne Stoklosa Tulip Field
10. Best Booth Display
Joel and Mary Jane Zaretsky #486


“Top 100 Attractions Along the Seaway Trail” Journey Magazine

“Top Cultural Attraction”

First Sunday Magazine

“Summer Festival Showcase Event"

Binational Niagara



Lewiston’s signature event features work by more than 175 exceptional artists and fine crafters. Meet the artists one-on-one and enjoy more than 20,000 original works of art — including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, wood, mixed media, and photography. From functional to surreal, one-of-a-kind and limited edition art works form an unparalleled collection that can only be seen once a year. The Lewiston Art Festival is the #1 event of its kind and the perfect way to celebrate your summer weekend.

Back this year is the pedestrian-friendly layout that will close Center Street to cars from 4th to 8th Streets, and fill the Village streets with art and music.

On Saturday, watch the chalk fly as teams of talented student artists representing schools from across the region converge in the KeyBank parking lot for the KeyBank Walk Competition. “Arts Are Key” awards are generously sponsored by KeyBank. You get to be the judge for the People’s Choice Award, so be sure to vote for your favorite mural. Judging takes place about 4:00 PM on Saturday afternoon.

In keeping with our commitment to foster the development of young artists College Alley will again feature the work of high school and college students on North and South 5th Streets and provides them with an opportunity to gain exhibiting experience without adhering to the more stringent requirements for professional artists. Don’t miss this chance to start collecting the work of these emerging artists.

Be sure to visit the Information Booth at 5th & Center to pick up this years colorful Art Festival t-shirt.

Street musicians and performers are welcome to add their musical ambiance to the show.
Modern Corporation generously co-sponsors the “Modern Art Awards” with prizes totaling more than $5,000.

The Modern ArtZone, a free hands-on art activity area will focus on creating art from discarded materials from noon to 4 each day of the Festival.

Inspired by a reverence for nature and the environment, LCA is partnering with Modern Recycling to continue their long-term commitment to lighten the Festival’s environmental impact. Key to this “green” commitment is the recycling and composting program. This year food vendors will be required to use compostable serviceware - plates, napkins, and food waste will be collected and processed into compost in addition to recycling of bottles and cans. Recycling and composting at the Festival have the potential to drastically reduce the amount of waste generated at the event and provide resources to produce new products. Modern Recycling will again donate recycling and composting services and Green Team volunteers will encourage festival goers to use the service.

“Modern is pleased with the leadership shown by the Lewiston Art Festival in moving forward the green initiatives and is excited about the opportunity to take the recycling program to the next level. By composting food related waste, we can help bring back the beauty of nature by creating soil that may help a flower to bloom,” said Katy Duggan-Haas, Modern’s Sustainability Coordinator.
As part of Artpark’s 40th year anniversary, Artpark art campers, age 9-14, will be given the opportunity to think green and apply their art skills to alter the appearance of a recycling cart. The top five will be selected at Artpark’s final concert and featured at the Art Festival, where Festival goers will select their favorite three. Prize money will be donated to a local environmental organization of the winning teams’ choice.

The Art Festival is sponsored by Modern Recycling, KeyBank, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Art Service Initiative, and Tin Pan Alley


Lewiston Art Festival Takes Over Village of Lewiston


Art Festival Environmentally Friendly Event This Year: Buffalo News








Our Sponsors:

      Modern Corp   Bridge Commission

Art Service Initiative  • Tin Pan Alley • Mount St. Mary's Hospital