The Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) invites area artists and craftspeople to participate in its seventh annual open studio tour, Routes to Art (RTA). The tour boasts over 35 regional artists and takes place each year in central Cattaraugus County. Applications are still being accepted and artists will need to apply by February 7 to be juried into the 2014 RTA weekend on May 17-18, 2014.

Anne Conroy-Baiter, Executive Director of CCAC, commented that Routes to Art 2014 is off to an excellent start. “I’m happy to report that we already have 35 artists signed on this year.”

Launched in 2008, Routes to Art is a comprehensive regional marketing and promotion program for area artists. Artists are featured in 15,000 four color brochures, on the website, and also take part in the very successful RTA Holiday Sale in Ellicottville, NY.

In the seventh year of the tour, CCAC once again welcomes artists and artisans from Cattaraugus County, western New York, and Northern Pennsylvania with all artists displaying their work in an area centered around Ellicottville, Salamanca, Cattaraugus, and Little Valley.

For more information or to apply as a 2014 Routes to Art participant, please call 716-372-7455, email, or visit