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The AAO’s summer program for children – ART for YOUth – is expanding due to high demand.

Unfortunately, grant funding and donations are not expanding at the same rate. Please consider donating to our program to help us bring high-quality low-cost 2D and 3D art classes with hands-on experience to children of our community – aged 3 through teen.

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Award Winners for AAO’s 2016 Member show (corrected):
Best of Show (Solo Show Award): Cindy Lewis
George O’Connell/Blues Theme award ($50): Marcella Slater for her sculpture Deep Blue Sea
1st place ($100): Sandra Dowie for her sculpture Old Time Blues
2nd place ($75): Shirley Penman for her painting Crossing the Milky Way
3rd place ($50): Billie Jo Peterson for her print Blue Field, Purple Mountain
Honorable Mentions were given to: Robert Clark for his untitled sunset photograph
Kim Rossiter for her painting Fourth Time’s the Charm
Robert Kester for his photo Summer Blues
Suzanne Beason for her print Blue Vase
Laurie Kester for her stained glass Power in the Blue

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.



cactus_Garden2Saturday 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.


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.