Spend an hour sitting on Bestor Plaza, the town square of Chautauqua Institution. With a view of the plaza fountain and the Smith Memorial Library, it is a favorite place to gather, relax, enjoy a quiet lunch, or read a book.
Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. Learn more at www.chq.org