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Olean Public Library Serving the community since 1871


Purpose Statement

Our purpose is to create a public forum for professional artists to interact with the community. The library presents a visual arts series of group and solo exhibitions annually. The gallery has been in operation for over 42 years, and has presented the works of hundreds of artists in the Western New York and Greater Niagara region. Artist's talks are a regularly featured during the artist's receptions. We also present an annual literature series featuring readings and discussions by professional writers.

Gallery Exhibits

The Olean Public Library Gallery has provided an exhibition venue for New York State artists since 1974, giving artists exposure and exhibiting experience and providing Greater Olean Area residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the work of contemporary visual artists.


Literature Series

Author Note

Authors interested in reading at the Olean Public Library should contact coordinator Kimberly Weikert.


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Cattaraugus County Arts Council

“The Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) is an independent non-profit dedicated to promoting the creation, presentation, and appreciation of the arts, by making cultural opportunities available through our services surrounding the artistic side of life.”

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New York Foundation for the Arts

“The New York Foundation for the Arts is a state-wide service organization for artists that provides this free national information resource for artists in all disciplines and for those who support them in any way.”

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Council on the Arts

The New York State Council on the Arts has made these programs possible with public funding since 1974.

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