Leaders from Niagara County cultural organizations met at the Giacomo Hotel on Friday, March 11, to discuss priorities and goals for the Cultural Alliance of Niagara. Ted Pietzak of Ted Pietzak and Associates facilitated the session, with technical assistance from Tod Kniazuk, executive director of Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.
CAN has been an active alliance for more than 25 years and works collaboratively with its members and tourism, heritage and arts advocacy organizations in both Niagara and Erie counties to promote the cultural sector of Niagara County.
Pictured, top row, from left: Kniazuk, Genevieve Montante of Old Fort Niagara, John Percy of Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp., Margaret Kaiser of Ted Pietzak and Associates, Pietzak, Irene Rykaszewski of the Lewiston Council on the Arts, Megan Hahin of the Herschell Carrousel Museum, Robert Emerson of Old Fort Niagara; and, front row, from left: Ann Marie Linnabery of the Niagara County Historical Society/Erie Canal Discovery Center, Susan Clements of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Elaine Harrigan of the Kenan Center and Kathie Kudela of the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center. Also in attendance were Eva Nicklas of the Lewiston Council on the Arts and Gary Rouleau of the Riviera Theater and Performing Arts Center.