Art on Main

There are rule-following gifters who buy strictly from the list and then there are those gifters who always manage give you the most amazing presents. Which one do you want to be?

If you’re looking to change your gifting image, Art on Main is the place to go. There are no mall crowds here to distract you from finding that perfect item.

Located at 100 W Main St. in Allegany, this fine arts shop is known for a wide selection of high quality, one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts by regional artists and artisans — at affordable prices to boot.

Art on Main carries paintings, prints, jewelry, functional and decorative ceramics, photography, handmade books and more, all made locally in the Cattaraugus County by some of the region’s biggest names. You’ll find everything from affordable gift items to high-end collector pieces.

Artists featured in Art on Main include Mikel Wintermantel, Barbara Fox, Elizabeth Jankowski, Pat Eckstrom, Sean Huntington, Nance Jackson, Rena Nease, Lisa Yohon, Don Black, Karen Fitzpatrick, Deb Eck, Michael Weishan, Eileen Weishan, Robin Zefers Clark, Jennie Acklin, Anne Mormile, Cherie Antle, Lisa Conklin, Jennifer Schlick, Ellen Paquette, Keith McKale and more.

Anne Conroy-Baiter, executive director of the Arts Council, commented on the importance of purchasing locally made gifts.

“By shopping at Art on Main this holiday season, you are not only helping to support our local artists and bolster our regional economy, you will be able to find the most unique, personal gifts for your friends and family,” she said.

Not only that, but 25 percent of proceeds help support the arts council’s mission to further enhance the quality of life through arts and culture.

Hours for Art on Main are Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. For more information, please call the Cattaraugus County Arts Council at (716) 372-7455 or visit