Gloversville, NY – The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is seeking artists to participate in its Little Gems fundraiser. To participate, artists must pick up a free 5”x7” canvas from the Nigra Arts Center, 2736 State Highway 30, Gloversville. The artist is then invited to complete the canvas as they see fit and donate the finished piece back to the Nigra Arts Center to be raffled off to benefit the programming and operations of the center.

An exhibition of all the Little Gems received will be placed in a prominent location during the arts center’s upcoming New York State Summer Art Show, which opens on July 5, with a public opening reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, July 12, 6-8 p.m. Raffle tickets for the Little Gems will be on sale throughout the summer, and winners will be drawn at Lexington’s annual Night Out gala on Thursday, September 20. Tickets cost $20 for five.

Artists who are interested in participating in this fundraiser should contact Brenda Dwyer at (518) 661-9932 or [email protected] for more details. For more information about the arts center, please visit

About the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts:
The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is a beautiful, year-round arts center open to the community. It houses premium art venues, hosts fun family events and provides educational opportunities for persons of all ages and levels of ability. The Nigra Arts Center was founded in 2015 by Lexington, a chapter of the Arc New York, an accredited, award-winning provider of disability services, whose employees work tirelessly to support people with disabilities and believe that every person can achieve success and fulfillment.