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Putnam Arts Council

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Putnam Arts Council

Register NOW for Winter 2024 Classes

Draw, Paint, Sing, Sculpt, Build and MORE

Our teachers are working artists who stress process over product and promote a congenial environment where students can explore, experiment, learn and have fun all at the same time. Classes are geared for all levels of ability from beginner to advanced in our climate controlled art studios at the Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Road in Mahopac, NY.

Prep Your Artwork & Save the Dates:

PAC Members Show 2024

March 16-30, 2024 in the A. Eric Arctander Gallery at the Belle Levine Art Center

Opening Reception & Meet the Artists: Saturday, March 16, 2-5pm 

Snow date: Sunday, March 24
Additional Gallery hours:  
Tuesday through Friday, 1-4pm; Sundays, March 17, 24, 2-5pm; or by appointment
Closing (updated): 
Saturday, March 30, 2-4pm

Artist Talk (updated): Saturday, March 30, 3-4pm 

Drop-Off Dates: Saturday & Sunday, March 9&10, 2-5pm

Pick-Up of Exhibited Work (updated): Saturday, March 30 at the conclusion of the show (4-5pm) or Wednesday, April 3, 2-5pm or Friday, April 5, 2-5pm.

Hand Delivery of Work to PAC @ the Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Rd., Mahopac, NY.  Please identify your work by including your name, title, and price (or not for sale) on the back or bottom of your art.

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Preview of 2024 Gallery Events

The preliminary calendar for our 2024 lineup is now available (link). We’re thrilled with the diverse array of exhibitions scheduled for the year. As customary, we’ve reserved slots for our staple shows: the Members Show, the Juried Fine Arts Show, and the Mahopac School District’s Art Hop. Additionally, we’ve set aside dates for solo artist exhibitions and reintroduced crowd-favorites—the Animal Magnetism Show and the Small Works Exhibit.

Excitingly, 2024 marks the introduction of two new, innovative shows. In June, we present Exploring Life Through Your Smartphone Lens a celebration of the diverse and unique perspectives captured through our smartphones. Open to photographers aged 13 and above.

For our November exhibit we’re inviting members to contribute their creative vision… Shape Our November Exhibit seeks your artistic insights and imaginative suggestions to craft the theme and concept that will define our November showcase!

Stay tuned as we refine and add details to the calendar as the events draw near.

Link to 2024 Gallery Calendar

Annual Giving Appeal

Support the arts in your own backyard

“As we approach the conclusion of the year, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to our valued members and friends. We kindly ask you to keep the Putnam Arts Council in your thoughts as you consider organizations deserving of your support…” 

Read the full letter from Joyce Picone (President & Executive Director) and Carlos Passi (Chairperson, Board of Trustees).

Support PAC

Now in our 60th year, the Putnam Arts Council remains a vibrant hub of cultural activity. We serve as a destination for both artists and audiences, a space for learning and creative expression, and a platform for the exchange of ideas and connections.

To make a donation for our Annual Giving Appeal please use the DONATE button for a quick and secure process. It’s important to note that any contribution will be received with the utmost gratitude. 

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