Saratoga Arts follows CDC and OCFS guidelines for educational facilities. As of March 1, 2022, the mask mandate has been lifted and masks are now optional at educational facilities.
We encourage all guests and students to take precautions to keep everyone as safe as possible, such as staying home if you are not feeling well.
Saratoga Arts will continue to closely monitor CDC and OCFS guidelines and will change the mask mandate if need be.
About the Arts Center
The Arts Center at 320 Broadway in historic downtown Saratoga Springs is the home for arts education for all ages; an art gallery; a gift shop, a performance space for film, music, theater, and much more.
All of our activities flow directly from our mission of making the arts accessible: we encourage and enhance public access to a full range of the arts and art modes, from traditional work by established artists and performers to contemporary work by emerging artists; we help all in the community recognize themselves as artists and explore their abilities to make art, and in our programming and approach to programming we enact that commitment; and finally, we work with other organizations in the region – arts presenters, business groups, and governmental agencies – toward our vision of a greater community that understands the powerful role the arts play in personal enrichment and community development, and the regional interconnections of all stakeholders in that vision.
What We Do
Saratoga Arts presented 78 exhibitions last year. Those exhibitions provided opportunities for over 1,145 artists to show their work. Artists earned nearly $28,500 in sales through Saratoga Arts’ exhibition programs last year, and more from sales they managed at Art in the Park.
Arts Education Program
Last year, 42 artists taught in our program and 1,200 artists of all ages advanced their skills and explored a range of media in classes and workshops at The Arts Center.
Grants for Artists and Arts Projects in Saratoga, Fulton, and Montgomery Counties
39 grants totaling $148,497 have been awarded to support community-based arts events taking place in 2022. Saratoga Arts has awarded over $1,686,000 in grants since these programs began!
Professional Development for Artists
Saratoga Arts offers in person and virtual seminars annually in Saratoga, Fulton and Montgomery counties to prepare over 100 community artists and arts programmers to apply for our grants, we have partnered with Skidmore College and the Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy on a networking events for freelancers, and hosted presentations on theater management from the Alliance of Resident Theatres, New York and hosted exhibition series lectures in our 2000 square foot gallery space. We’ve presented professional development seminars on submitting work to galleries, writing an artist statements, photographing your artwork and more. We also teamed up with The New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts’ State and Local Partnerships Program to bring their popular Artist as Entrepreneur Bootcamp to Saratoga Springs. 2023 promises to expand on these programs to continue our mission of enriching the region and making the arts accessible to all.
Saratoga Arts' programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.