From staff reports
Sunday, Nov. 27, is designated nationally as Artists Sunday, a day to support local artists, creators and performers.
As part of Artists Sunday, several local artists will feature their work from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at open studios in the National Transit Building in Oil City.
Artists of multiple mediums will have their studios open for viewing and holiday shopping. Visitors will have the opportunity to see some artists at work and talk to others about their processes and techniques.
Textile artist Pam Johnson will have a sewing machine set up for guests to try themselves.
CJ Hurley will have puzzles, made from his paintings, set out for visitors to work on throughout the day. Hurley also will be sharing some of his current work in process and demonstrating his painting.
There is no fee to attend.
On the performing arts side of things, soprano Jamie Bastello will perform arias starting at 12:30 p.m. at different locations around town.
Bastello is the newest area resident who moved to the region through the artist relocation program sponsored by ARTS Oil City. She is working to make opera accessible through her pop-up and destination performances.
More than 4,500 professional artists and nearly 600 non-profit art organizations, municipalities and commercial businesses across the U.S. are collaborating for the special day to spotlight artists who bring vitality to their communities.
The nationwide event champions local artists and helps promote the giving of the arts during the holiday season.
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