Out of the Schoolhouse


Old 4-room schoolhouse in search of emerging artist work for local exhibition.

The Cheshire Union, in conjunction with the Ontario County Arts Council, is planning a new exhibition, featuring emerging artist work. Submission is free and open to all Ontario and Monroe county high school juniors and seniors, undergraduates, graduates and anyone at the beginning of their art career. Folks can visit www.cheshireunion.com/oots to view more details and submit their artwork for jurying by June 12th, 2021. The Ontario County Arts Council will judge submissions and accepted work will be on display at The Cheshire Union from August 1st to the 29th. Opening reception is TBD. 

The Cheshire Union is an old 4-room schoolhouse converted into a gift shop, antique center, artist studio space, classroom and gallery. The exhibit will be held in one of the 4 large rooms that once taught grades 1 through 8 in the hamlet of Cheshire. The gallery is open to the public Monday-Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-5.


Out of the Schoolhouse’ is an exhibit open for everyone who considers themselves at the beginning of their art career. We are really excited to find and feature new 2 and 3-dimensional work from our area!
Art has played an increasingly important role in our lives and we hope this exhibition will highlight that importance.

-Madeline Corsaro, manager of The Cheshire Union and OCAC member.


The Ontario County Arts Council is a non-profit organization with a membership of nearly 150 visual and performing artists and other members of our local communities who appreciate and support culture, art, music, and architecture. Established in 1993, the OCAC’s goal is to enhance the creative arts in Ontario County through sponsoring and co-sponsoring numerous events, exhibits, workshops, grants and scholarships.


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