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Posted November 28, 2014

We have been doing these Thanksgiving Weekend group shows at the Renaissance Center for a few years now, but this one is going to be extra-special, because November 2014 marks TEN YEARS of existence for the Active Artists Alliance. We are putting together an incredible lineup of bands & visual artists for this show, and maybe even a few surprises...

Live Music by:

Pine Fever
Will & Sara
The Bogarts
G.C. Slagle
and a new Jamestown band called 
Signal Eater 

Visual Artist Lineup:
Molly Strong
Pam Gifford
Bill Thomas
Angela Caley
David Grice
Ashley Ordines
Bronson Abbott
Nikki Willsey
Allecia Verga
Mark Reginald WonderGhost
Ashley Baron
Gary Peters Jr.


All Decks on Hand :: CALL FOR ARTISTS
Posted August 23, 2014
All Decks on Hand :: CALL FOR ARTISTS

- CALL FOR ARTISTS - "All Decks on Hand #4" skateboard deck art show

3rd on 3rd Gallery
116 East 3rd Street Jamestown, NY 14701

Submissions due by October 1, 2014.
Opening Reception & Auction on Friday October 17.

We are seeking donations of original hand-painted or customized skateboard decks, sculptural artworks made from skateboard decks, or any other skateboard-related art pieces. All works will be sold in a live auction immediately following the opening reception at 3rd on 3rd Gallery. All proceeds will go into our Jamestown Skatepark Fund, which was established to benefit free public skateparks in Chautauqua County, and to give the grassroots Skateboarding community more input into the design and location of future public skatepark projects.

This is the Fourth consecutive year that the Active Artists Alliance, Jamestown Skate Products, and the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts have teamed up to organize this celebration of our local fine art and skateboarding communities. To date these events have raised over $4000, putting us more than halfway to our original goal of $8k. This year, we would like to raise the other half of that. We are reaching out to our extended network of artist and designer friends, and asking for their help by either donating a piece for the show and auction, or just by spreading the word and helping us promote the show online and in person to as many people as possible.      

We have depleted our stock of new blank decks, but we do have a large supply of used, worn skateboard decks, both whole and broken in half, available for artists to work on. The used decks can be sanded to a completely smooth finish fairly easily, or can be used rough to take advantage of the texture. The Active Artists Alliance will cover shipping costs to get decks into the hands of interested artists on a first come, first served basis. The finished skate decks are needed back at 3rd on 3rd Gallery in Jamestown by October 1. Unsold works become the property of Active Artists Alliance, to be shown and sold at future fundraising events for the Jamestown Skatepark Fund.

Interested artists and designers should contact the Active Artists Alliance for more info: AAAllianceWNY(at)gmail(dot)com

When contacting us, please include your mailing address, and whether you would prefer to work with a whole skateboard deck, or a few broken half-decks.                                                                                                                                                              


THIRD THURSDAY :: June 19th :: Winter Garden Plaza, JTNY
Posted June 02, 2014
THIRD THURSDAY :: June 19th :: Winter Garden Plaza, JTNY

Third Thursday is a FREE, ALL AGES community arts event and concert series, presented by the Active Artists Alliance and Jamestown Renaissance Corp, and taking place on the Third Thursday of each month in Winter Garden Plaza, right downtown next to the Wine Cellar.
This month's party is taking place on June 19th, from 6-9 pm, with music by Rochester funk-soul-jam monsters The Buddhahood and Jamestown's legendary Matt Homan & The Bluegrass Disciples.

Two of our favorite local businesses, Forte The Restaurant and The Wine Cellar, have also gotten on board as sponsors for this summer's Third Thursday series.

A few local AAAlliance members will be bringing their easels and paints out to the plaza and working on their paintings and other creations. Any interested local artists or crafty folks should feel free to bring their materials down to the plaza, to work and network with the other artists, or just to show off what you have been doing lately. 

(for the sake of public relations and our own health, we have to say NO SPRAYPAINTING at these Third Thursday events!)

During the event, thirsty patrons can enjoy a beer on the Wine Cellar's new patio, which will have a perfect view of the bands and artists. Afterwards, you can visit Forte, Cibo, Taco Hut, or The Cherry Lounge for nighttime food and entertainment.

please come out and support local businesses, artists, and local ORIGINAL musicians in our community!!!


Summer Kickoff Party and ARTBURN auction TODAY!!!
Posted May 24, 2014
Summer Kickoff Party and ARTBURN auction TODAY!!!

This will be the 12th JCC Park AAAlliance show that we have done over the past 9 years. Once again, we will bringing back the ARTBURN art auction, as well as live music by:
Will & Sara
Emi Fox
Cindy Haight
Little Sea Bird
and 6ix 6ix 6ixties

as usual, there will also be: Food Beverages Kids Dogs and Bicycles

3-9 pm, afterparty at Forte 


Posted March 07, 2014

For the second year in a row, The Active Artists Alliance is throwing an end-of-winter party at the Renaissance Center in Downtown Jamestown for all of our closest friends.

Details are still being worked out, but this will be an 18+ event, with a $5 cover, and will feature live music from:

and new visual work from:
Steve Badgley
Dana M. Filsinger
Ashley Ordines
Robbie Mills
Gary Robert Peters Jr
Kaylea Stoeltzing
Christopher Balaskas
David Grice
Angela Caley
Bill Thomas
Saree Nyx
Jennifer Randall
Bronson Abbott
Joe Kewin 
Elsbeth Soule-Oneto Rushing
Dianne Soule
Kyrstin Wojda
Jeremiah Kirby
Aaron Walters
Molly Strong
Emily Strong
Todd Strong

Hope to see you all there!