Arts and Crafts lovers who plan to book flights to New York would do well to visit a not to miss arts and crafts shows that unfurl in the charming surroundings of the Chautauqua Institution in the Chautauqua County, New York State.
The Craft Shows at Chautauqua are one of the most prominent shows on America’s East coast. The participation of the accomplished and veteran crafts designers and their uniquely designed crafts on the display have taken the Chautauqua crafts scene to new heights in the region. Presented by the Crafts Alliance, the shows are held at the grounds of Chautauqua Institution. There are two juried shows which are held on the weekends. This season the first show is scheduled from July 8 to 10 and the second from August 12 to14. The shows are on from 10:30am to 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays while on Sundays the timings are 12pm to 5pm.
The work of accomplished and award winning artists from all across the country is featured in these shows. The visitors are spoilt for choice with beautifully crafted and designed objects and a wide price range is made available for crafts fans interested in souvenir shopping. The impressive crafts items exhibited here are sure to influence even the most discerning of all arts and crafts fan. The number of visitors to the Crafts Show runs in thousands and many fans book cheap flights to New York in advance to be a part of these shows.
A sample of the work from the highly skilled participants can be accessed from the Crafts Alliance’s website. The website has the list of all the participants along with the information on the category of their craft items. Most participants have also given links to their personal websites.
The experience at the crafts shows at Chautauqua can be clubbed with an exploration of the Institution’s picturesque surroundings and lush vegetation sprawling across 750-acre.
A world class cultural centre, the Chautauqua Institution is also a sprawling summer resort located in Chautauqua town of Chautauqua County, New York. Chautauqua Institution Historic District is a preserved site of historical significance and shows on the US government’s National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) besides being a National Historic Landmark in the United States. The Institution features a 9-week summer season which starts from late June and lasts until late August and is focused on education, art, religion, recreation and entertainment.
The spectacular lake side setting of the institution adds a unique charm to the site and make it popular summer jaunt for many travellers who book tickets on flights to New York and arrive in Chautauqua Institution to revitalize mind, body and soul.
Chautauqua – Recreation
A number of recreation facilities include 36 championship holes Chautauqua Golf Club, Chautauqua Tennis Center, Chautauqua Health and Fitness, the John R. Turney Sailing Center, four public beaches including one popular for children. Besides, Chautauqua Sports Club offers activities ranging from shuffleboard to lawn bowling, kayaking.
The Chautauqua Town gets its name from the Chautauqua Lake that is beautifully nestled in the Chautauqua County. Lake Erie also adds to the charm of the county and lures in a number of travellers on holidays.
Arriving in Chautauqua
Travellers booking flights to New York can include Chautauqua conveniently in their travel. Cheap flights to New York are available in plenty and travellers booking these can connect to a domestic flight to Jamestown airport in the Chautauqua County and arrive at Chautauqua town, home to Chautauqua Institution. Chautauqua is only 17 miles northwest of Jamestown.
Accommodation in Chautauqua Institution
The Spencer hotel is a wonderful choice for those planning to stay at the Chautauqua Institution. The hotel is a four-season Western New York Theme Hotel and Resort and offers comfortable rooms which are dedicated to authors. The information about the hotel and the deals can be accessed on the hotel’s website on the internet.