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

Jun
30
Fri
all-day Artist Peter Kopher Solo Exhibit @ Berkshire Bank
Artist Peter Kopher Solo Exhibit @ Berkshire Bank
Jun 30 – Sep 29 all-day
Artist Peter Kopher Solo Exhibit @ Berkshire Bank
Goshen Art League member Peter Kopher is currently exhibiting a series of his skillfully executed photography at the Berkshire Bank in Goshen, NY. This show will remain on display until September 29th, viewing hours are[...]
Aug
24
Thu
all-day Faith In Motion Dance Studio…Sum... @ Faith In Motion Dance Studio
Faith In Motion Dance Studio…Sum... @ Faith In Motion Dance Studio
Aug 24 all-day
Faith In Motion Dance Studio...Summer Sale!  Dance Classes $10 @ Faith In Motion Dance Studio | Middletown | New York | United States
Summer Sale! Act Now! Limited Time Offer! 10 Classes for $10 Each! Learn Salsa, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Bachata, Cha Cha, African, Swing, & More! Sale is July & August ONLY! Call or visit our website[...]
all-day Wonderland @ Exposures Gallery
Wonderland @ Exposures Gallery
Aug 24 all-day
Wonderland @ Exposures Gallery | Chester | New York | United States
Recent work by Sugar Loaf photographer Nick Zungoli of Joshua Tree National Park, CA.

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