ABC Bel Canto Choirs will hold auditions for choristers entering grades 3-12 next Thursday and May 16 in Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Amherst. For more information or to schedule an audition, visit or call Sue Fay Allen at 759-6428.


The Lancaster Depew Community Chorus is seeking new members for the upcoming summer concert season. No audition is required. Rehearsals will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays in Faith United Methodist Church, 5505 Broadway, Lancaster beginning June 3 and continuing through July 29. For more information, call Ryan Kaminski at 982-7223 or email

Calls for work

Applications are available for the 47th annual Lewiston Art Festival, which will be held Aug. 10 and 11 in the Village of Lewiston. For more information or an application, call 754-0166, email or visit The deadline for submissions is May 10.


The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is currently accepting entries for the Southern Tier Biennial Art Exhibition. Works in all visual media are eligible for submission. The event is open to all artists ages 18 years and older who are currently residing in New York State’s Southern Tier (Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins counties).

For application guidelines and to submit an entry online, visit The deadline for submission is June 7. For more information, call Anne Conroy-Baiter at 372-7455 or email

– Evonne Austin