CMAC and Cobblestone Arts Center Partner for New Mural

CMAC and Cobblestone Arts Center Partner for New Mural

CMAC News, Cobblestone and CMAC partnership

Art and the Community Unite at CMAC

CANANDAIGUA, NY – CMAC (Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center) and Cobblestone Arts Center have partnered for a new mural to be showcased at the venue this season.

Local artist, Kim Bellavia and her artist assistant Melissa Ridley, a junior at Canandaigua Academy, have been working with the help of students at Cobblestone’s Dayhab Without Walls program, to complete the mural prior to the first CMAC show. Today, the students took a trip to CMAC to add their own personal touch of creativity to the wall. The new mural will feature wings made from musical instruments and will act as a place for patrons to take photos.

“We wanted to get the community involved with the new addition to CMAC” said Lynn Freida, Executive Director at CMAC. “The Cobblestone Arts Center is an amazing asset for our local community, and we are thrilled with the partnership and the outcome so far – I’m sure our patrons will enjoy it as well. The wings provide the perfect photo op to commemorate a night under the CMAC stars.”

The official start of the CMAC season when patrons can see the mural is June 23rd with the John Fogerty and ZZ Top concert. For a full list of the 2018 CMAC lineup visit,, Twitter & Instagram (@CMACevents) and on the CMAC app available for download in the iTunes App Store and GooglePlay.

Cobblestone’s Dayhab Without Walls program focuses on gaining confidence and independence through experiential learning. Participants in the program range from students transitioning out of high school to senior citizens. The program consists of a combination of classes and community enrichment activities. Including trips to local museums, music venues, schools, and libraries.

The Friends of Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (F-CMAC) is a 501(c)(3)not-for- profit organization that was formed with the mission to improve the quality of life in our community through culture, education and the arts. It is located on the campus of Finger Lakes Community College in Ontario County. CMAC was voted the Best Live Music Venue by Best of Rochester, #4 Mid-Atlantic Top Stop by VenuesNow and 2017 Academy of Country Music Large Venue of the Year nominee. For more information visit

Cobblestone Arts Center is a community art center offering an arts-centered day program for adults with disabilities. Cobblestone provides community classes in art, theatre, music, and dance. In addition, they have a unique after-school program and have just recently added a new theater space for live performances.  Founded in 1983, Cobblestone has always been inclusive of all ages and abilities.  Cobblestone Arts Center is a non-profit organization, receiving support from the Grover-Crask Foundation, Golisano Foundation, United Way, Canandaigua National Bank, Speedy’s Cleaners and Corby’s Collision. Please visit for more information.