About Lewiston Council on the Arts

Lewiston Council on the Arts incorporated in 1967 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We continue to define the artistic identity of Lewiston by providing cultural experiences to visitors and residents alike with a year-round schedule of events, providing tens of thousands of people the opportunity to commune with local art, culture, and the history of Western New York.

Mission Statement

Lewiston Council on the Arts is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all by nurturing a thriving environment for the arts and for cultural activities, promoting opportunities for artists, encouraging public participation in the arts, and actively advocating for the arts.


Irene Rykaszewski, Executive Director
Eva Nicklas, Artistic Director
Kathryn Serianni, Outreach Coordinator
Timothy Henderson, Program Coordinator

Board of Directors

Tod Kniazuk, President

Vice President

Anna Fontana, Secretary

Sue Brown, Treasurer

Marian Granfield

Gene Kulbago

Dale Williamson

Pat MacDonald

David Seide

Mary Helen Miskuly




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