February 28:  David Michael Nixon, poet and a cappella singer. David kicks off our new year performing David Michael NIxon: Poetry and Songs. We're excited to have him return to ArtWorks.

March 27:  Chuck Joy, poet. Chuck offers us Percussive! Said the Growling Dog. Chuck will read favorites from two of his original poetry collections, Percussive and Said the Growling Dog, plus extras and some new material. (Learn more about Chuck here.)

April 24:  Eric Scutt, country and rock performer/comedian. Buckwheat returns! We can't wait! (Eric's on Instagram at buckwheat_open_mics)

May 22:  Christina Rau, poet. Christina presents Poetry Fun and Games. The audience will be involved to build a collective poem; count on giveaways by answering trivia based on the poetry read. Can you say FUN?! (Learn more about Christina here and on Facebook.)

June 26:  Gary Peet, country and rockabilly performer. Gary is back with Performing Your Own Original Songs. We know you'll enjoy his creativity.

July 24:  TBA

August 28:  The Wray Boys, classic country. Only John and Claud can bring us The Wray Boys Do Country Again! This popular duo never disappoints.

More to be scheduled! Check back!

All events start at 6:30pm and free and open to the public; donations are very welcome. Performances are very family friendly. Light refreshments follow the open mic session.

Want to participate in Open Mic?

Following each featured artist, we open up the floor for audience members to share their talent with brief, family friendly performances:  prose and poetry, vocal, instrumental, storytelling, performance art, dance and similar. Upon arriving for the event, sign up on our Check In sheet (we recommend arriving early).

See a video of our February 22, 2019 event!


Watch a video of Eric Scutt AKA Buckwheat performing here! Then stop in to see him live April 24!

Open Mic Performing Arts Series

February through November, Dansville ArtWorks hosts an Open Mic event on fourth Fridays starting at 6:30pm.

Join us to experience and participate in performance arts. This year's lineup includes musicians, writers, poets, songwriters and more. These events are family friendly and free/open to the public.  Thanks are extended to our funding partner, Genesee Valley Council on the Arts.*

Free parking is available on Main Street and in the municipal parking lot behind the Town of North Dansville building.