The 2021 Decentralization (DEC) Grant application process is now open for eligible arts organizations and individual artists residing in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties. Artists may submit up to three direct requests of up to $5000 in any combination of two categories: Community Arts and Arts Education projects.
The requirements for submission include reading the guidelines for whichever category you are applying in and attending a free informational seminar with a Grant Coordinator. Seminars will be held online via Zoom between now and January 15. The deadline for the online application process is January 31.
Craigardan invites you take part in their fourth annual Harvest Celebration fundraiser, which will be held online this year.
Based in Elizabethtown, Craigardan is a community educational center at the intersection of art, ecology, food and farming.
Yearly, with help, Craigardan raise almost $30,000 each year for their interdisciplinary program in the Adirondacks. They work hard to support artists, farmers, chefs, writers, scholars, and craftspeople in the community and around the country.
A New York State Historic Marker was built at the Long Lake Town Beach in order to commemorate Hudson River School founder and painter Thomas Cole, who visited the town in 1846.
This newly installed sign is located at 1258 Main St. and was funded by a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for the New York State Historic Marker Program.
The project was spear headed by Historian and Adjunct Professor at SUNY New Paltz, P. Matthew DeLaMater, who is also a Long Lake part-time resident, as well as the Long Lake Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Director, Alexandra Roalsvig with support of the Long Lake Town Board.
DeLaMater researched and presented a lecture for the Long Lake Historical Society in 2015 that showcased Thomas Cole’s visit to Long Lake in 1846, identifying works which Cole created featuring landscapes reflected in his visits to the town. Thomas Cole is regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School, and one of the great American artists of the past. The school was part of an art movement that flourished mid 19th century and was known for its realistic and intricate portrayal of American landscapes and wildernesses, heavy with themes of romanticism.
A survey conducted recently by ArtsNYS, a leading non-profit organization advocating for the arts, revealed that several arts and cultural organizations throughout New York State have a drastic need for funding, according to a press release. The survey represented 35 out of 62 Counties, a majority of which were upstate. ArtsNYS is seeking an additional $40 million in capital funding for arts organizations in the New York State budget. Many of the groups, “are small to mid-size groups that do not have the capacity necessarily to apply for capital funds through the Regional Economic Development Council,” said Stephen Butler, co-president of ArtsNYS and Executive Director of CNY Arts in the release.
From Lake Placid Center for the Arts: Join award winning artist and American Watercolor Society signature member Sarah Yeoman for a FREE, virtual paint and sip class!
Perfectly timed to coincide with your happy hour, Sarah will guide you through a fun and freeing watercolor project. Only have acrylic paint (or honestly, only have mustard and ketchup)? No problem. Join anyway.
This class is a chance for everyone, regardless of your painting experience, to connect, get a bit messy and have some fun during this stressful time.
The Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake is moving ahead with plans for its 2020 season, according to a news release from General Director Tony Kostecki and Artistic Director Darren Woods.
“At the same time, we are making sure we explore contingencies, and will enact any recommended changes to how we operate in order to ensure the health and safety of every member of the Seagle Music Colony family – including our artists, staff, board, donors and audience members,” they write.
Tickets to 2020 individual performances go on sale April 1, 2020. Show information and tickets can be found at seaglecolony.org.
The Adirondack Global Arts Festival is set to return to Lake Placid on Friday and Saturday, March 6-7th. The festival includes opportunities for the whole family to engage in exploring world culture and arts. » Continue Reading.
“What a horrifyingly garish sight,” I said to my friend as we surveyed my Christmas tree last year. We had just finished decorating it and my eyes were sending messages to my brain, like, “Hey, this is really tacky.”
Truth is, the décor I had accumulated after years of city dwelling in my sassy twenties looked awfully out of place in my humble Vermont cabin. What I once thought dazzling – glitter-coated icicles, a miniature disco ball, a purple-feathered bird with jeweled eyes, flocks of shiny gold and green balls – now looked as out of place as a pink flamingo at my bird feeder. Even the duck decoy my great uncle carved seemed to give the gaudy fiasco an alarmed stare. Such a tree no longer belonged in my world. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (The Arts Center), located in Blue Mountain Lake, has announced they are seeking artists to submit samples of their works to be consider for an exhibition in 2020. Exhibits may last from four to six weeks (which may be subject to change). » Continue Reading.
The 2020 Adirondack Quad-County Decentralization Grant Program for Art and Cultural Programs has been announced for Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties.
The Decentralization Program was developed to help ensure that New York State’s cultural funding reaches every part of the state. Decentralization funds are regranted locally by regional arts agencies at the invitation of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). » Continue Reading.
That place where the Moon goes from whole to slithered, bites of dust, smiles of yellow rock, strange toenail shapes amidst a royal navy blue canvas of stars, growing dimmer the closer they are.
Just hidden enough to be found in the bushes, sea urchin green, springing up as coverage for all the earthlings which do not sleep
In front of a thousand oaks, a family of Whitetail Deer, each resting on a pod of grass indented like the forehead of an infant. There is a nakedness to this ritual, a non-terrestriality, signs of the Creator’s indivisibility.
A place where deer sleep. Beside the specter of daffodils blooming in untimely silences, made of atoms, bones held by the same basic power source of gravitational waves that only deer listen to.
Wrapped together for some reason, around the Sun, stretching out into space, atomic reactions to the night. From sunrise to sunset, turning away from the hours traveling across the sky.
Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, is set to bring artists, artisans, musicians, traditional crafters, and contemporary makers to the campus for its sixth annual Made in the Adirondacks North Country Fair on Saturday, July 20th from 10 am to 5 pm. » Continue Reading.
Harlem-based Mwenso & the Shakes and Brooklyn-based Alsarah & the Nubatones will be the headlining performers at the 2019 Adirondack Global Arts Festival in Lake Placid March 7-9th.
The Adirondack Global Arts Festival is an annual community event that was created with the purpose of promoting culturally diverse arts programming in the Adirondacks. The festival this year includes opportunities for the whole family to engage in exploring world culture and arts. » Continue Reading.
The Town of Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce has announced the 8th Annual Craft Show, held during the Town of Indian Lake’s President’s Week Snocade. The Craft Show is Saturday, February 16th, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm.
The Annual Tricky Tray will kick off the day, followed by numerous indoor and outdoor activities including, Snocade Craft Show, Firemen’s Breakfast, the popular torchlight skiing with fireworks and more. There will be events to appeal to every member of the family from Human Foosball, Frisbee golf, snowmobile time trails to snowshoe hikes, along with fun indoor events like a book and cookie sale, Pickleball, and Movies at the Indian Lake Theater. » Continue Reading.
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