By Alex Simmons

As the weather and the leaves start to change and the fall season comes upon us, Springville Center for the Arts offers many workshops and opportunities for you to get involved with your local theater.
For a little something to occupy you from colder temperatures, you can come check out The Gallery, which is open for the public. This fall, gallery will feature Changing Seasons II: Artwork of the Scenic Byway.
“The Byway forms an 108-mile scenic loop that runs from the towns of Orchard Park and Aurora south through Boston, Colden, Concord, Ashford and Ellicottville,” the center’s website mentions. The Byway “unites numerous towns and villages into a regional attraction.”
Work will be displayed from Sept. 6 to Oct. 19. The Opening Reception will take place on Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
The 4th annual Staged Shorts features eight plays by seven playwrights, eight directors and loads of actors. Performance dates are Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now at or by calling 592-9038. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for students and seniors. It is sure to be a night of fun!
Also on Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can try your hand at Gold Leaf Illumination. “Paint and gild your own version of a page from a 12th century book of beasts the Aberdeen Bestiary,” the website reads.
In this workshop you will “learn how to apply gold leaf and paint in the middle evil artist technique, illumination” and will “use composition gold leaf and watercolor on 140 pound watercolor paper.”  The outlines will be done in advance so that the students can focus on the gold leaf and watercolor.
Space is limited so register online now or call the arts center. The workshop costs $25 plus a $5 supply fee.
Contact the Springville Center for the Arts at 592-9038 for any questions or visit their website at
The Springville Center for the Arts has so much to offer, so get out there and have fun this fall with your local theater!