Chautauqua-Lake Erie Artists Open Their Studios for Tour

It comes as no surprise that the stunning beauty of the Chautauqua region has served as inspiration for many artists. And while the artist process is often a solitary one, those artists who make their home in the region – the artists of the North Shore Arts Alliance – are offering a public glimpse into that private process when they open up their studios as part of the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail Open Studio Tour, November 13th from 10 am to 5 pm.

The Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail follows the escarpment in close proximity to Route 20, running through 9 communities from Silver Creek to Sherman. There are 25 artists on the trail, including four Westfield artists: Trenton Lutes, Nancy Houghton Nixon, Al Newman, and Audrey Kay Dowling.

The studio tour is a great way to spend the day exploring the area and meeting the talented artists who call the Chautauqua region home – and Westfield is a perfect mid-way point for a relaxing lunch. Maps and more information are available at

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