The North Shore Arts Alliance is a not-for-profit co-operative marketing, promotional, and membership organization working on behalf of artists in Chautauqua County, New York. We seek to foster an environment where art strengthens our County’s image, economic vitality, and quality of life.

To that end, we offer juried membership to local artists as well as membership opportunities for individuals and businesses who want to support our efforts to promote and integrate the arts into everyday life in the community.

Our signature event is the twice-yearly Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail, a free open-studio tour in northern Chautauqua County. Open Studio Tour Dates are Memorial Weekend, May 28th-29th and the third weekend in August 20th-21st. The art trail incorporates 24 professional artists whose work represents a variety of media: painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, wood, and mixed media. Beyond the art trail, we have helped create and promote a variety of arts-related events by working with local art galleries, arts organizations, and festivals.

If you have an arts-related idea, suggestion, or project in mind, would like more information or would like to be added to our mailing list, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We want to hear from you! We hope you’ll consider joining North Shore Arts Alliance as a member and help us make great things happen in Chautauqua.

Our latest newsletter can be found here.

Contact Information

To contact us by phone: 716-224-3381
Mail: North Shore Art Alliance
PO Box 233
Fredonia, NY 14063


North Shore Arts Headquarters
Forest Hill Gate House
73 Lambert Ave. Fredonia NY
Board of Directors for N.S.A.A.

Marcia Merrins –President
Christine Davis Mantai–Vice President
Elsa Schwab – Treasurer
Marsha Finley – Corresponding Secretary/Membership
Carrie Tredo -Exhibitions
Cecelia Price – Publicity

NSAA Graphic Designer – Cecelia Price
NSAA Webmaster – Justin Kieber-King
CLEAT Coordinator – Thomas Annear


Carrie Tredo – Committee Chair
Bill Smith
Mary Ann Jankowski
Lucy Bryant
Jay East
Trenton Lutes


Christina Davis Mantai – Committee Chair
Thomas Annear
Cecelia Price
James Hoggard


Susan Forrester-Mackay – Committee Chair
Jason Dilworth
Amy Jackman
Christine Mantai
Mary Ann Jankowski


Marsha Finley – Committee Chair
Elsa Schwab
Kathy LeBarron
Bill Smith
Cynthia Flaherty

Art Trail

Thomas Annear – Committee Chair
Cecelia Price – Fredonia Area Coordinator
Carrie Tredo – Westfield Area Coordinator
Bill Bale – Jamestown Area Coordinator