Canalside Creative Family Programming

Young Audiences of Western New York has partnered with Canalside to explore Western New York’s history tied to the Underground Railroad and the Erie Canal through the arts with free public programming during the summer months.

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at the Canalside Summer Pavilion 

June 24 - July 29

from 11:00AM-12:30PM

This unique, interactive, program will primarily focus on the work of Master Teaching Artist Phyllis Thompson and her Story Cloths program.

Phyllis works with fiber textiles, printmaking, photography and collage processes. Her workshops explore techniques of printmaking, collage and fabric construction with the history of African American quilting, and supports students creating meaningful personal images.


Participants will learn about the tradition of quilt making including the meanings and symbolism of several quilt designs.


Thank You!

Canalside Creative Family Programming was made possible by these funders!

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