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Putnam Arts Council

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Putnam Arts Council

ANIMAL MAGNETISM

Saturday, May 18 – Sunday, June 2, 2024

The A. Eric Arctander Gallery

Animal Magnetism is a theme show for everyone! There was no age limit for contributing artists, and they did not need any art experience, just creativity and imagination. Expect to see artwork of animals of every kind (in or out of their habitat) be they pets, farm residents, wild creatures, mythical beings, or even those born from the artist’s imagination. You don’t want to miss this exhibit!

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18, 2-5pm

Make This Summer Unforgettable!

Dive into the world of art in our air-conditioned studios. Reserve your spot in our hands-on classes (clay arts, drawing, painting & more) to unlock relaxation, mindfulness, and a sense of accomplishment.

🌺✨ Don’t miss out – Click HERE to explore our summer schedule and enroll before spaces fill up! 🌟☀️

Spring Classes Accepting Registrations

As nature awakens from its winter slumber, spring breathes new life into the world around us. 🌱✨  At PAC we offer inspiring classes designed to ignite your creativity and nourish your soul…  there’s something for everyone to explore and enjoy.  

🖌️ 🌷 Click HERE to browse all of our classes and reserve your spot today! 🎨💫

2024 Gallery Events

The 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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