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Love Letters

Lake Shore Center For the Arts presents

Love Letters

Directed by Rick Mascaro
Joan Caruso and Doc Hamels
February 10, 11, 12 and 14
10th and 14th at 7PM - 11th and 12th at 2 PM
Jacqueline Phillips Theater
Tickets $20



Lake Shore Center for the Arts

Innovation Studio
Innovation Studio

Explore, experiment, and master digital arts.

Local Artists
Local Art Events

We are dedicated to supporting the work of artists in the visual arts field.

Juice Box
Juice Box Organic
One Act Play Competition

Running May 25, 26, 27 2023.

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Mission Statement for Lake Shore Center for the Arts

The specific purpose of Lake Shore Center for the Arts, Inc. is to provide innovative, relevant, and diverse cultural arts experiences that both reflect and expand the community’s interests and needs via visual, digital and live performing arts events, to become a creative force and educational resource for Western New York and the entire lake shore region, and to harness the economic vitality of the arts to grow local economy.

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Executive Director, Rick Mascaro


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About the LSCFTA

LSCFTA is an exciting fine arts center that brings live theater, vocal and instrumental music, digital arts, writers' groups, free classic movies, festivals, community events, free classes, drop-in studio sessions, art gallery, and all things arts-oriented to the western New York and Erie Lake Shore area. We offer ongoing opportunities for the public to attend, learn, teach, volunteer, engage in, direct, plan, and/or present high-quality fine arts events in our arts center or service region.

Performing Arts

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Dramas such as To Kill A Mockingbird, Eleemosynary and 100 Saints You Should Know, stimulate our thoughts and may break our hearts. You Ought To Be In Pictures, Spring Fling and Becky’s New Car lighten our souls and urge us to laughter. Performances engage the viewer, creating a connection between actors and patron and patron with the rest of the audience. Live theater: no other experience compares.

Innovation Studio

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Communal digital arts studio space and learning environment cultivating creativity, artistic passion, and self-discovery. Learn, experiment, explore and develop your unique artistic voice–Free to LSCFTA members.

Brenda Eno Gallery

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The Brenda Eno Memorial Gallery is dedicated to supporting the work of artists in the visual arts field.

Lorna Penny Suite

lorna penny suite

Miss Lorna B. Penny gave her moral and financial support to LSCFTA from our beginning. A retired English teacher and theater lover, she recognized the value of our mission.

Bill Ross Recital Hall

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The recital hall, with cutting-edge sound engineering accoutrements and potential to seat 30 is dedicated to William "Bill" Ross, the late Westfield Academy and Central School music teacher and county-wide renowned music educator.

Off Premise Events


Believing community interaction an important component of our group’s mission, we sometimes leave our facility to benefit the village. The fall Cemetery Walk combines the efforts of LSCFTA, Patterson Library, Chautauqua County Historical Society and Westfield Cemetery Association.

Class Reunion Weekend will find us hosting a Spirit Gathering in Moore Park to recognize Westfield Academy and Central School graduates and staff who have passed. You never know where we might show up during Christmas in the Village or on First Fridays.

Long Term Projects

Mural Project: Hoping to transform some drab areas of the village into refreshed, colorful, and inviting spaces, we are spearheading a decorative mural project. We plan to sponsor the painting of murals on some walls in our community that need refurbishment, yet another draw to Westfield, NY.

A big thanks to all our supporters!