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Art lovers: Ready, get set, crawl!

SPRINGVILLE – Springville Center for the Arts will present the Spring Art Crawl on May 3, from 6-9 p.m. Businesses on Springville’s Main Street will host temporary exhibits featuring the work of dozens of artists. Participants start at the corner of Main and Mechanic streets, where they will receive a map of participating locations.

The show includes a variety of artwork including traditional oil paintings, watercolors, metal working, pottery, quilting and more. Musicians will perform at various locations on the street or in businesses. “Just Go With It,” a local theater improv group, will perform at Springville Center for the Arts, located at 37 North Buffalo St., starting at 6:45 p.m.

Springville-Griffith Institute High School students will display work, host demonstrations and auction off painted chairs, at the end of the evening. VanOver Fine Arts will host an exhibit reception, starting at 6 p.m.

“Newcomers,” a display of photographic portraits of refugees by Lukia Costello, will be on display at Arts Underground, located at 66 East Main St.

As one of a handful of United States cities that host refugee resettlement, Buffalo is an Ellis Island for a new era. From 2010-2011 alone, 3,000 refugees from countries like Burma, Somalia and Bhutan have found new lives there. As an adult English as a Second Language instructor with Buffalo public schools, Costello works with refugees on daily basis. A recent New York Foundation for the Arts Independent Artist Commission recipient, Costello’s work has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. She is a member of the New York Times Freelance Pool and the American Society of Media Photographers. An artist’s reception with free refreshments will occur throughout the evening and will transition into an after-party at 9 p.m.

For more information, contact Springville Center for the Artsat 37 North Buffalo St., 592-9038 or www.springvillearts.org.
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