Saratoga Arts - Arts Center | Arts Council

In 30 years, we’ve brought the arts to over 800,000 people!

228,000+ have viewed art in The Arts Center Galleries

18,000+ students of all ages have taken classes

466,220+ people have attended an event funded by our grant program

78,000+ people have rung in the New Year with us

Saratoga Arts has paid artists over $2,290,000 in grant awards, teaching and performance fees, and art sales!

 

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Last week, Saratoga Arts and the regional arts community lost a dear friend and an amazing teacher, Mikiko Masterson.  As a teacher in our summer camp and school break programs, Miki was helpful, engaging and supportive - and a staff and student favorite.  Her versatility and ability to reach all of our students (whether 5 years old or 15 years old) was a testament to her value as a teacher and her sincere interest in learning and her affable nature set a high standard for future teachers here at The Arts Center.  Her natural ability to dedicate herself whole-heartedly to helping our students reach their full artistic potential is a trait we will forever look for in all of our teachers and we consider ourselves very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with her.  We will miss her and we know our students will miss her.

Her family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Saratoga Arts, "where Miki loved to share her knowledge and passion for art with the children that she taught at this wonderful institution."  We have created a special donation link just for Miki's friends and family to ensure that all donations made in her name are recognized as such. IN MEMORY OF MIKIKO MASTERSON

Dear Friends, 

It's hard to believe that Saratoga Arts is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year! For many, the memories of establishing the Saratoga County Arts Council (as we were known in 1986) are fresh and vivid. There's another reason that thirty years seems incredible: Saratoga Arts has become such an integral cultural part of Saratoga Springs and the greater region, that it seems like we've always been supporting community arts.
 
Our stability hasn't meant we've stayed in the same place, as each year we increase our ability to serve more people. In 2015, we saw record participation in Saratoga Arts' community arts programs, giving us great momentum as we begin our 30th year of enriching the region and ensuring that the arts are accessible to all.
 
Interest from young artists has soared in our school vacation programs; our exhibitions programs have exploded with opportunities for artists of all ages to display and sell their work, with over 800 art pieces in our summer 10 x 10 show alone; and this fall we received 38% more applications for our community arts grants than the year before.
 
We'll celebrate our success this year by building on our thirty-years supporting community arts and artists. The Arts Center Gallery will display the work of the teachers and artists of all ages that we've always valued; we will reach a new milestone when we award over $100,000 to support community arts projects in three counties.  As a regional partner in arts programming we'll be offering a professional development workshop with Skidmore's Arts Administration program, a new literary arts summer camp with Northshire Bookstore, and an exhibition of college artists, in partnership with LARAC in Glens Falls and The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy.
 
Join us as we grow and transform more lives through the arts, and to celebrate Saratoga Arts' 30th Anniversary of weaving creative endeavors into the daily fabric of our community!  Please consider making a contribution today!

 

 

Saratoga Arts is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization.  All donations are tax deductable as allowed by law.

 

 

 

 

 

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