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Call For Artists :: New York State :: Spring / Summer 2010
Posted January 25, 2010
Call For Artists :: New York State :: Spring / Summer 2010
2010 is going to be a HUGE year for the AAAlliance. We've been busier than ever, planning shows for the upcoming Spring and Summer, and we're also forming some new working relationships with the Arts "Establishment" in our hometown to try and secure a more permanent storefront gallery/studio space in Downtown Jamestown, NY.

As usual, all of our confirmed shows for 2010 (so far) are happening in Western NY state, which is the physical hub of our network. If you are an AAAlliance member who can be here to hang your work and party with us at the opening, you're invited to participate in any of our upcoming group events. Confirmed group shows so far include:

-Sat March 20 (Spring Equinox) :: PRIVATE PARTY for AAAlliance Members & Supporters @ Galactic Systems HQ:: Jamestown, NY
(postponed until saturday 4/24)

-Sat May 29 (Memorial Day Weekend) :: Spring Showcase / Party / BBQ @ JCC College Park :: FREE ALL AGES SHOW :: Jamestown, NY

-Late August : REGIONAL REBIRTH 2 : Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY

+Lots More TBA.

If you would like to get more involved, but aren't located anywhere near WNY, we'd love to assist you in making a show happen in your own hometown. Contact Us and we'll do what we can to help with planning, promotion, and finding artists to help you make something awesome and successful happen wherever you're located. We're always looking for opportunities to expand the reach of our network, and to help other creative people stay motivated. We'd like to hear from YOU.


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Posted January 21, 2010
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AAAlliance @ the Wright Gallery :: Sat Jan 16 :: JTNY
Posted January 12, 2010
AAAlliance @ the Wright Gallery :: Sat Jan 16 :: JTNY
In honor of the brand new decade and a new era of collaboration within our downtown arts community, the Active Artists Alliance will be presenting a show of all new paintings from Angela Caley, Bill Thomas, Casey Brink, and David Grice during the months of January and February. This show represents the first AAAlliance group showcase to take place in the Arts Council's Wright Gallery.

Throughout the first 5 years of it's existence, the Active Artists Alliance has always functioned totally independently, proudly sticking to the D.I.Y. work ethic of the Chautauqua County artists who originally launched the project. Now that the 5 year milestone has passed, the AAAlliance is seeking to form stronger working relationships with some of the individuals involved with other local Arts Organizations, as well as members of the downtown business community who understand the value of a vibrant downtown Art & Music scene.

The opening reception for this group show will also serve as a kind of informal meeting for anyone who is interested in further supporting the arts in our community, or getting more involved with the events & programming that the AAAlliance, Infinity, and the Arts Council for Chautauqua County provide. As part of their combined efforts in 2010, these three groups will be working hard to begin organizing classes and workshops for the new Visual Arts branch of the Infinity Performing Arts Program. Information will be on hand at the opening for anyone who wants to help us make things happen.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 16, from 6-10 pm in the Wright Gallery and Conference Center, Arts Council Bldg, 116 East Third St, JTNY.

After Party from 10-2 @ MOJO's with live rocking and rolling from Thee Audience, The Orphans, and Ghost Shirt.


5 YEAR Anniversary Party / Show Opening :: Sat 12/26
Posted December 22, 2009
5 YEAR Anniversary Party / Show Opening :: Sat 12/26
The Active Artists Alliance is throwing a PRIVATE PARTY to celebrate our 5 YEAR Anniversary. It will also be the opening for our first group showcase in over 6 months. It will be taking place in an amazing, huge new venue, known as Galactic Systems HQ, in downtown JTNY

This is an 18+ event with a $4 suggested donation at the door. Doors open at 3pm, live music will go from 4pm to Midnight. Email for guest list info, or you can reach us through the contact us form.

Band Lineup includes:
Thee Audience
Cindy Haight
Cale Hawkins Trio
Matt Homan & The Bluegrass Disciples
The American People
Cobra Bros.
King Rail
Vox Humana
Katie Elfman

Visual Artists include:
Matt Hall
Kaitlin Frisicaro
Chris Balaskas
Aaron Walters
Joe Grice
David Grice
Casey Brink
Angela Caley
Bill Thomas
James Bliss

Come party with us to celebrate the post-industrial rebirth of our fair city.


Halloween Night Part 2 :: JTNY
Posted October 29, 2009
Halloween Night Part 2 :: JTNY
Brothers Curry and Fluvanna Beachcomber have been throwing this monthly shingdig at Forte (our favorite downtown dining option) for nearly two years now, and still can't grok what their own secret formula is that keeps 'em coming back.

The big idea is to spin a different genre of music every 20 minutes or so (surprise!), just to keep things interesting. In one night the tunes can swing from Hot Pink Delorean to The Sweet to Little Feat to Vivian Girls to Afrika Bambaataa to Loretta Lynn to PiL to Junior Boys and there's no telling what tipsy Jamestonians will dance to after 1 am, but it's usually a hot mess. Add guest DJ Andrew Harrington and costumes to that ... yeah!

Free. 10 pm, FORTE, 114 East 3rd Street (716) 484-6063.


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