Every year, Erie County residents kick in about $550,000 to fund the operations of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, plus about $60,000 toward the salary of a public art curator.

This week, the gallery is showing its thanks to the county by doing a whole admission free week for 1 week for Erie County residents, from March 29 to April 5  as it has done for the past four years.

Jennifer Foley the Albright-Knox Education Director said:

"The county really supports the museum every year in their budget, The free week, is "a way for us to acknowledge all the support that we get from Erie County."

The museum timed the week to coincide with spring break season, in an effort to encourage students and their families to attend.

For more information on the free week, call 882-8700 or visit albrightknox.org.