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Samantha Kay:detail-from The Bike
Detail from ‘The Bike’ by Samantha Kay
StephanieTaplin - Memories
‘Memories’ by Stephanie Taplin


Features artwork by college students from Oswego State and Cayuga Community College

Opening reception April 29, 2016, 4:30-7 pm. Open to the public.  More >>



Outside view of the AAOGallery-Sitters Needed!

The AAO is looking for volunteers to ensure the art gallery is open to the public. If you have a few hours to spare, please use our new on-line sign up located here: http://www.oswegoarts.org/gallery-sitter-sign-up/ .

Once you commit to a date you will receive an email to confirm. You will also receive an email reminder as the date approaches.

Congratulations to the Winners of the Lakeside-Statewide Exhibition

Adirondack Stream by Sewall Oertling

Best of Show: Sewall Oertling for his watercolor Adirondack Stream

More images on the Event page.

1st place $200 to Dr. Gail Postal for her mixed media piece called Erin
2nd place $150 Howard Skinner for his ceramic vessel Crackled Marsh Grass
3rd place $100 to Chelsea Burgett for her oil painting Tangled  More >>

Saturday Morning Workshops — most are free to members!

Join us on Saturday mornings throughout the season and make art. These 2-hour classes are offered as a perk for joining the AAO. Not a member? Support the arts locally.  Here’s how to join.

Members Needed to Chairish the Arts!

old chairWe are planning a Fundraiser for 2017. We had some chairs donated to us and we are looking for artists to paint them.
Volunteer to paint a chair; you have until 2017 to finish it!

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Who we are:

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

Many workshops for both adults and children are offered throughout the year. Check out 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.