Supporting the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution

Our mission

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To promote awareness, education, appreciation and excellence in the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI). Furthermore VACI Partners will support and help the Chautauqua School of Art, the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, the Strohl Art Center and the Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden in furtherance of their respective goals and programs.

Front Row: Cathy Clark, Belinda Rogers, Laura Saulson,Barbara Turbessi, Karen Chrus, Linda Kardos

Back Row: Kristie Steitz, Jean Fulkerson, Courtney Byrne, Lauren Benson, Amy Gawtry, Emily Spahr, Sally Hootnick

Not pictured: Margaret Dietly, Barry Perlis,Lydia Strohl, Katherine Menz


Summer Events

VACI Partners 2018 Summer Events

Thursday, June 28

“Friends of an Art Student” Picnic Dinner / 4:45 p.m. / Art Quad

Sunday, July 1
Art in the Park / 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Miller Park

Thursday, July 12
Art Movie Night featuring "Wasteland" / 7 p.m. /  Hall of Christ

Sunday, July 22
Chautauqua School of Art Student Exhibition / 3 p.m. / Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

Thursday, July 26
VACI Partners Members Tour with Barbi Price of Chautauqua School of Art Student Exhibition / 1 – 2 p.m. / Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

Saturday, July 28
Stroll Through the Arts Gala* & Stroll Through the Arts Gala Auction  / 5:30 – 8 p.m. / Strohl Art Center

Sunday, August 5
Art in the Park / 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Miller Park

Monday, August 6
VACI Partners Exhibiting Members Show / 3 – 5 p.m. / Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

Monday, August 6
Chautauqua School of Art Open Studio Night / 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. / Art Quad

Monday, August 20
Closing Reception for Galleries / 3 – 5 p.m. / Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

*This is a ticketed event. Please use the Membership Form to purchase your tickets before they sell out!