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In early March each year, the Gotta Have Art Festival Team hosts an Art Festival celebrating the artistic talents of Western New York.  This juried show features over 50 artisans, including Roycrofters, displaying their works for sale, including paintings, jewelry, pottery, glass, photography and textile art.  In addition, on Saturday a delicious lunch is available at the "Crafty Cafe" and a free children's creative art project is offered.  A raffle of artwork donated by participating artists concludes on Saturday.

In 2016, the show was expanded to Friday evening sales as well as Saturday.  The show now sets up on Thursday afternoon and evening as well as Friday afternoon.  Sale hours are on Friday from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. and Saturday from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.  Friday night admission also includes special refreshments.

The festival takes place at Clarence Presbyterian Church, 9675 Main Street, Clarence, NY, next door to the Clarence High School.  Check out pictures of our previous festivals on our photo page.

Save the dates in 2017: The 2017 Festival will again take place over two days:  Friday, March 3, from 6 to 9 PM and Saturday, March 5, from 10 AM to 4 PM. A Preview admission on Friday night includes delicious refreshments.  On Saturday, the Crafty Café will again have lunch available. 

All our proceeds from the raffle and the show are donated to the Family Justice Center in Amherst.

For information on exhibiting or attending, contact the Art Festival Team at gottahaveart@clarencepresby.org.