Did you know that the Penn Yan Art Guild is 55 years old this year? Through the years this grass roots organization has managed to survive and grow. The Art Guild is a place for beginning and professional artists to come together to share information and hone their skills. At monthly meetings, we often have art demonstrations, participate in fund raisers for the center, and encourage each other in our chosen media. There is a group of plein air painters who regularly our paint our beautiful area outdoors. This year, a trip to the Fenimore Museum in Cooperstown is planned. All artists are welcome to join. Once a year the members of the Guild are invited to show their work in the Flick Gallery at the Arts Center of Yates County. The opening reception for this year’s show is Friday evening, September 8, from 5 – 7 PM. Come meet the artists. Enjoy some fruit punch or delicious wines from Hazlett Winery. Taste some yummy treats while you view the latest works of Penn Yan Art Guild. This show will continue through Saturday, October 7th and will include a tribute to Charlie Northrup, a longtime member of the Art Guild, who recently passed away. The Arts Center of Yates County is located at 127 Main Street, Penn Yan, 14527. Call 315-536-8226 or go to www.artscenteryatescouty.org for more information.