Arts & Community

Arts & Community

The arts are an important part of what makes a community special. They draw people together, build community pride, and enhance quality of life.

Specifically, what can the arts do for a community?

  • The arts can be used to restore and refurbish historic buildings
  • The arts can be used to encourage the sale of redeveloped properties by public and private developers
  • The arts can be used to bring attention to empty store fronts and rental properties
  • Community areas can be revitalized with engaging works of public art
  • The arts can attract locals and visitors to the area by providing access to professional artists and interesting arts programming
  • The arts can encourage mutually beneficial cross-sector collaborations (arts & healthcare, arts & business, arts & government)
  • The arts can encourage businesses to relocate to the area.

The arts are an important part of what makes Orange County special. Some community arts programs organized by the Orange County Arts Council include:

  • The Orange County Open Studio Tours
    Encouraging people to visit and learn about the artists who live here
  • The Orange County Dance Celebration
    Highlighting dance organizations and dancers from across the county
  • Grass-roots fund-raising events for local arts projects called SPARK
  • The Annual Orange County Art Awards
    Honoring community members who are doing good work in, and through, the arts

Events Calendar

Feb
23
Sat
all-day Newburgh Last Saturdays
Newburgh Last Saturdays
Feb 23 all-day
Newburgh Last Saturdays @ Newburgh | New York | United States
Celebrate the arts, local restaurants, cafes and shops in the city of Newburgh on the Last Saturday of every month! Artists, openings, open-mics, activities and schedule refresh monthly.
Feb
27
Wed
all-day Oil Painting and Drawing Classes... @ 3 Points of View
Oil Painting and Drawing Classes... @ 3 Points of View
Feb 27 all-day
Oil Painting and Drawing Classes at The Warwick Atelier @ 3 Points of View | Warwick | New York | United States
2:00-5:00PM ($30, per class) and 7:00 -9:30PM ($25.per class)( No class on May 25) Ongoing classes for all levels. Working in the style of traditional realism
Mar
6
Wed
all-day Oil Painting and Drawing Classes... @ 3 Points of View
Oil Painting and Drawing Classes... @ 3 Points of View
Mar 6 all-day
Oil Painting and Drawing Classes at The Warwick Atelier @ 3 Points of View | Warwick | New York | United States
2:00-5:00PM ($30, per class) and 7:00 -9:30PM ($25.per class)( No class on May 25) Ongoing classes for all levels. Working in the style of traditional realism

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