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Bemelmans Festival – Where History Meets Make Believe
May 12 to 21, Fort Ontario, Oswego 

The art exhibit will open Saturday May 13 with a reception from  6 to 8 pm at the Art Center. It will continue until May 21 during regular gallery hours. Longer hours on May 20th, 10 am to 4 pm, the Family Day at the Bemelmans Festival.

Class: Pottery Class – Session 2

Linda Knowles will again teach this class series in our newly renovated pottery studio. It begins Thursday, June 1 and continues for 6 weeks, 6-9 pm. Register here.

Class: Adventures in Screen Printing with Justin Mastrangelo, June 6-7, 2017, 6-8 pm. Learn to screen print your own posters, greeting cards, and paper prints. Register here.

Skin Deep: Artists who Tattoo Opening reception, Saturday, June 3 from 7-9 pm. The exhibit will run until June 25. This is a fine art exhibition to show the talents of artists whose work also includes tattoo.

Artists have been nominated for participation in the exhibition by AAO members and fellow artists.

To nominate an artist, please contact Bill DeMott, 315.216.6782, wdemott@twcny.rr.com


Become a member and support local arts

The AAO  offers year-round enriching art and entertainment with something for everyone. The organization is a vital, active, multidimensional center for the arts, art making, and creativity – thanks to our many volunteers. Join us for the variety of events and classes we have to offer. New members, volunteers, and visitors are always welcome.

Art for Youth workshop
Art for Youth workshop in 2015

Although the gallery is closed during January and February, we will be offering  workshops for both adults and children throughout 2017. Check our Calendar of Events for dates.

You will find us in the former Fort Ontario Quartermaster’s Building now known as the Oswego Civic Arts Center, Oswego. We share this building with the Oswego Players and their 60-seat auditorium.

Contact us for further information about any of our classes, exhibitions and activities.