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Regional Arts Calendar

October 2023

Note: Free admission and Free parking for all PAC exhibits.

Juried Fine Art Show: PAC’s annual juried exhibit in the A. Eric Arctander Gallery at The Belle Levine Art Center.

Artists 18 years and older are invited to submit up to two pieces of original fine art for jury consideration; work must have been completed within the past three years and not previously exhibited at Putnam Arts Council. Sponsored by Tompkins Bank.

Work drop-off:  Saturday, Sept 30, 2023 2-5pm + Sunday, Oct 1, 2023 2-5pm

Opening Reception & Awards: Saturday, October 7,2023 2-5pm

Artist Talk: Sunday, October 22, 2023 4-5pm

“Picturesque Putnam”:  The Putnam Arts Council and Putnam County Tourism are partnering to challenge artists throughout the region to participate in a show showcasing the scenic beauty of Putnam County. Works must feature outdoor Putnam County scenes. Artists 13 years or older are invited to submit up to two pieces of original fine art created in the prior twelve months.

All submissions will be accepted, cash prizes will be awarded, and the work will be exhibited in the A. Eric Arctander Gallery and the Southeast Museum in the Village of Brewster.  Sponsored by Tompkins Bank.

Work drop-off:  Saturday, Oct 28, 2023 + Sunday, Oct 29, 2023 2-5pm

Opening Reception & Awards: Saturday, November 4, 2023 2-5pm

Artist Talk: Sunday, November 19, 2023 4-5pm

Fall Arts for Kids, Teens and Adults
Affordable new and ongoing favorite classes such as drawing, painting, pottery and anime will begin in August.  Details are available on our website. Brochures are available on request.

Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library
10 Morris Ave., Cold Spring, NY 10516

Classical Guitar Concert with Carlos Pavan: An Evening of Argentine, Tango and Folklore Classical Guitar performed by Carlos Pavan. This event is a collaboration between the Butterfield Library, Field Library, Mahopac Library and the Putnam Valley Library. This is a Live Virtual Event / Registration Required. Registration is on the Butterfield Library’s online calendar and through the participating libraries, listed above.
Free Admission.
Wednesday, November 10, 7:00 pm.

The Chapel Restoration
45 Market Street, PO Box 43, Cold Spring, NY 10516

The Chapel Restoration Sunday Music Series – American Mosaic: A program of music for flute and piano by American composers over the past three centuries. Carl Gutowski, flute and Ana Glig, piano. Works by William Grant Still, Richard Wilson, Katherin Hoover, Wilheimlna Esary, Edward Macowell, Debra Kaye, and Gary Schocker. Includes the world premiere of Debra Kayes Suite for Flute and Piano.
In Person Event. Limited Seating. Reservations suggested.
Proof of vaccination and masks required.
Tickets: Donations Suggested.
Sunday, November 14, 4:00 pm.

Desmond-Fish Public Library
PO Box 265, 472 Route 403, Garrison, NY 1052

Family Harp Concert with Shannon Friel: Join harpist Shannon Friel for an online concert with music originating from a variety of cultures including French, Irish, Welsh, and Spanish.  All of which who have made considerable contributions to harp music. Enjoy an evening filled with kid-friendly and universally loved pop and Holiday favorites in a light and entertaining performance that the whole family will enjoy. Register and / or Join us on Crowdcast at https://bit.ly/FrielHarpConcert
Free Admission.
Sunday, December 5, 7:30 pm. 

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~ Free admission. Free Parking ~
Join us on Saturday, December 4th
 12-3pm open for PAC members
&  3-5pm open to public

Additional shopping opportunities: December 5 – 19, 2021
Shopping hours noon-5pm, Wednesday through Sunday,
or by appointment closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Putnam Arts Council
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 156, Mahopac, NY  10541 
@ the Belle Levine Art Center
521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, NY

 The Putnam Arts Council will be administering two grant opportunities:

Arts Alive Recover NY Regrant:

The Arts Alive Recover NY Regrant Opportunity is being offered by the New York State Council on the Arts through the Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program.  This “Mini” Restart NY Regrant is targeted to boost the local arts sectors, both artists and groups, that are planning live public events including performances, exhibitions, festivals, showings, etc.  While the performing arts are prioritized, any events with a public component are eligible for this “mini” round of Restart NY Regrant funding.  60% of the grant monies must be allocated to artist fees.  All projects must take place in Putnam County, NY.  Please contact the grants coordinator at  grants@putnamartscouncil.com for a copy of the guidelines and an application.

Organizations can apply for both The Arts Alive Recover NY Regrant and/or our regular SCR Arts Link Grant Program project support as long as Projects and Expenses do not overlap.  The project period for the Recover NY Mini Grant is September 2021 – June 2022.  We hope our constituents will take advantage of this opportunity to “recover” from the devasting losses caused by COVID-19 and rebuild their art “live” venues.  The guidelines and application are available by calling the Putnam Arts Council at 845.803.8622 or emailing  to  joyce@putnamartscouncil.com   Grant deadline is  Wednesday, December 17, no later than 5pm.

Arts Link Community Regrant Program:

Call to artists and arts organizations for high quality arts projects that are open to the public and take place in 2022.  Interested artists and/or arts organizations and community non-profit presenters are invited to view our grant
guidelines at www.putnamartscouncil.com.  This online application has a deadline of 4pm on Friday, November 19 (online). All applicants are required to attend an informational seminar via zoom – see guidelines for dates/times or call the Arts Council at 845.803.8622.

These grants are made possible with public funds from Putnam County and/or with support from the NYS Council on the Arts with support from the Governor’s office and the NYS Legislature.

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