About

About

The Orange County Arts Council is a private, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to meeting the growing need for local arts advocacy and serving as a county-wide arts resource.

The Orange County Arts Council began as a collaborative effort between the Orange County Citizens Foundation and the County of Orange. In 2003, the Citizens Foundation, with financial support from NYS Assemblyman Howard Mills and County Executive Ed Diana, commissioned a Cultural Needs Assessment for Orange County. That study, released in 2004, called for the development of an Arts and Cultural Strategic Plan and identified the need for a full-time arts service organization. In 2005, the Citizens Foundation developed an outline for the Strategic Plan; within a year, the county had completed the plan.

In 2006, the Orange County Legislature accepted the Strategic Plan, and the following year the Orange County Arts Council was born. The Orange County Legislature and County Executive Ed Diana provided funding from the county budget to help get the Orange County Arts Council started.

Today, a diverse Board of Directors (click here for a member listing) made up of community leaders, business leaders, arts enthusiasts, and professional artists oversees the Orange County Arts Council.

Many of our programs are designed and implemented by volunteers serving on various committees.

To view a list of our committees and their respective goals, click here.

Events Calendar

Feb
22
Fri
all-day Three Women of Art Exhibit @ The Grange
Three Women of Art Exhibit @ The Grange
Feb 22 all-day
Three Women of Art Exhibit @ The Grange | Warwick | New York | United States
The Grange is proud to present a collaborative art exhibit featuring the works of three female Hudson Valley artists, Stephanie Joyce Roth, Janet Howard-Fatta and Flavia Bacarella. Décor and ambience at The Grange possess characteristics[...]
8:30 am Vaune Sherin Solo Exhibit @ The Berkshire Bank
Vaune Sherin Solo Exhibit @ The Berkshire Bank
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Vaune Sherin Solo Exhibit @ The Berkshire Bank
Vaune Sherin’s pastels reflect the technical expertise of her years of art experience. The exhibit is on display December 27, 2018 – March 26, 2019 with viewing hours: M-F 8:30 AM-4 PM.
9:00 am Bridges – Spanning Space, Time a... @ Goshen Music Hall
Bridges – Spanning Space, Time a... @ Goshen Music Hall
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bridges - Spanning Space, Time and Ideas @ Goshen Music Hall
Goshen Art League members display artwork representing the theme of bridges. The works showcase architectural abilities in a variety of constructed bridges as well as the idea of bridges as metaphors making a wide scope[...]

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