Looking for great local things to do this summer? Want to take art classes, see wonderful local art, purchase artworks to brighten your home, or show off Pulaski to out-of-towners? You can do all this and more at the Fine Arts Center. In July we are featuring our summer members show and all summer we are offering classes in a variety of art forms.

Also check out our Month-by-Month Calendar to help you plan your Fine Arts Center activities.

July 2019

Fine Arts Center Member oil painting of waves and sunset
  • Summer Members Show
  • Date: July - August
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Escape the summer heat and come to the Fine Arts Center to view the artwork created by our talented members. This exhibit can be seen during regular gallery hours (Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm).

Watercolor of male cardinal
  • Watercolor Workshop: Northern Cardinals
  • Instructor: Robert A. Jones
  • Date: Monday, July 8
  • Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Cost: $25 members; $30 non-members
  • Age: 12 & up
  • Level: Beginner
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

This watercolor techniques class is designed for both beginners and those with some watercolor experience. No drawing or artistic skill required. Through demonstrations and individual, hands-on help you will learn some basic watercolor techniques and complete one small painting. Watercolor paints, brushes, paper and related resources will be provided, or you can bring your own. Class size is limited; to sign up, please contact the Salmon River Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007 – leave message if no answer) or stop by and sign up in person. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

knitted washcloth example for knitting class
  • Knitting Class
  • Dates:
  • Wednesday, July 10
  • Wednesday, July 17
  • Time: 1 – 3 pm
  • Level: Beginner
  • Cost: FREE
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Did you always want to know how to knit? Are you eager to find a new hobby or craft and would find knitting a fascinating pastime? Help is here! We are offering a beginners knitting class for both adults and children. The instructional project will be a very easy-to-knit dishcloth. Materials and needles will be provided. If you prefer to bring your own project, any needed help will be provided. Class size is limited; to sign up, please contact the Salmon River Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007 – leave message if no answer) or stop by and sign up in person. It is hoped this class will develop into an eager number of enthusiastic knitters in future sessions. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

watercolor of sea turtle
  • Watercolor Workshop: Floating Turtle
  • Instructor: Robert A. Jones
  • Date: Monday, July 22
  • Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Age: 12 & up
  • Cost: $25 members; $30 non-members
  • Level: Beginner
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

This watercolor techniques class is designed for both beginners and those with some watercolor experience. No drawing or artistic skill required. Through demonstrations and individual, hands-on help you will learn some basic watercolor techniques and complete a unique turtle. Watercolor paints, brushes, paper and related resources will be provided, or you can bring your own. Class size is limited; to sign up, please contact the Salmon River Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007 – leave message if no answer) or stop by and sign up in person. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

drawing of dog
  • Free Thursday Night Drawing Class
  • Instructor: Julia Sentman
  • Date: Every Thursday
  • Time: 6 – 8 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Join us at the Fine Arts Center every Thursday evening, 6 – 8 pm, for our free drawing class. Artists of all ages are welcome and all materials are provided. This event is made possible by a generous donation from Drs. Patricia and Jay Chapman.

August 2019

Watercolor of sailboats
  • Summer Members Show
  • Date: July - August
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Escape the summer heat and come to the Fine Arts Center to view the artwork created by our talented members. This exhibit can be seen during regular gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, noon – 4 pm; Saturday 10 am – 2 pm.

drawing of dog
  • Free Thursday Night Drawing Class
  • Instructor: Julia Sentman
  • Date: Every Thursday
  • Time: 6 – 8 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Join us at the Fine Arts Center every Thursday evening, 6 – 8 pm, for our free drawing class. Artists of all ages are welcome and all materials are provided. This event is made possible by a generous donation from Drs. Patricia and Jay Chapman.

watercolor of beach umbrellas at beach
  • Summer Members Show Artists:
  • Pick Up Artwork
  • Date: Thursday, August 29
  • Time: 1 – 7 pm

Member artists, please pick up your artwork on Thursday, August 29, 1 – 7 pm. If this date and time are not possible, please make arrangements with us.

photo of barnyard scene
  • Sunday Artists Show Information and Entry Form
  • Date to Submit Entries: Thursday, September 26
  • Time: 1 – 7 pm or special arrangement
  • Fees:
  • Members: $10 per entry (limit 3 entries)
  • Non-members: $15 per entry (limit 2 entries)
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

We are pleased to once again announce our Sunday Artists Show and to invite non-professional artists to enter. The show will hang in our gallery during October and November. All works must be original creations and the best will be awarded prizes. Each artist must pay a nominal fee per entry, and each entry must have an entry form. To learn more about entering the show and to obtain entry forms, click on the following links: Sunday Artist Show Entry Guidelines and Sunday Artist Show Entry Forms. Call us (315-298-7007) for additional information or if you need to submit your entry on a date or time other than that listed above.