CCACAt 6 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2013, the Cattaraugus County Arts Council will open its doors at 100 Main St. in Allegany for the event of the year, our second annual 5×7 Exhibition and Sale fundraiser.

The CCAC walls will come alive with hundreds of dazzling, multicolored, easy-to-frame 5” x 7” works of art hung in a must-be-seen grid. For only $15 at the door, attendees will be treated to appetizers by Sheila Darrow and happy hour refreshments as they vie for their favorites to take home for their own viewing pleasure or as one-of-a kind gifts. Each piece will sell for $25.

To level the playing field, all work will be displayed anonymously in order for supporters to purchase works for pure pleasure. Of course, artists will identify themselves on the back of each work.

Attendees who want to ensure getting their top choice can purchase a first-pick ticket. CCAC is selling just 30 of the first-pick tickets for $50 (includes admission). Each first-pick buyer will have one minute to claim their favorite pieces for $25 each … trust us, this will be a great investment. Plus, making your picks is really fun.

But none of this will be possible without artist donations and that’s where you come in.  Please consider donating up to 10 pieces of original art to this fabulous event. Last year, CCAC received donations from the United States and abroad. It was a great mix of work.

Guidelines and entry forms can be found at×7-art-for-everyone.html. Please call (716) 372-7455 with questions.