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
  • 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 an area by providing access to professional artists and interesting arts programming
  • The arts can be part of mutually beneficial collaborations such as 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 Functional Sculpture Exhibit at Safe Harbors Green in Newburgh (Sculpture Artist Bios here)
  • 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

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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