Nigra Arts Center to Host President’s Day Activities for Kids

GLOVERSVILLE – The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is excited to welcome children for some creative fun at their President’s Day Palooza on Monday, February 15. They will offer one morning session, 10 a.m. to noon, and an afternoon session, 1:30-3:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per child.

Open to kids ages 5-12, the President’s Day Palooza will include a variety of presidential-themed arts, crafts and activities, including drawing and painting a unique “Fun Dollar Bill” featuring the child’s self-portrait; decorating a George Washington cupcake; painting an oriental-style cherry tree like the one young George allegedly cut down; and, if time remains, molding a candle that looks like Abe Lincoln and drawing his portrait. Classes and activities will be led by instructor Cheryl Bielli, a former art teacher for Johnstown and Gloversville schools who has owned and operated Mrs. B’s Petite Galerie & Studio in Gloversville since 2012.

The Nigra Arts Center will have a number of COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of all participants. These include mandatory face masks, social distancing during classes, stringent cleaning procedures before and after all events, and more. Class sizes for this event will also be limited to eight children per session to ensure proper social distancing.

Those interested in participating should call (518) 661-9932 or visit to register. For questions or more information, please call (518) 661-9932, email or visit The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is located at 2736 State Highway 30 in Gloversville.

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 public. 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 also offers exceptional spaces for private parties or business events. 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. For more information, visit

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