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

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all-day 2018 Special Exhibit – Peter Max... @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
2018 Special Exhibit – Peter Max... @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Nov 13 all-day
2018 Special Exhibit – Peter Max: Early Paintings @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts | Bethel | New York | United States
The art of Peter Max helped define the psychedelic 1960s, with its colorful imagery of gurus, sages, runners, flyers, Zen boats, snow-capped mountains, planets, stars, and sunbeams. Visitors to The Museum at Bethel Woods will[...]
all-day 4 Pastelists at 2 Alices @ 2 Alices Coffee Lounge
4 Pastelists at 2 Alices @ 2 Alices Coffee Lounge
Nov 13 all-day
4 Pastelists at 2 Alices @ 2 Alices Coffee Lounge | Newburgh | New York | United States
More than 70 works of art by the “4 Pastelists”, Judy Byrne, Cathy Cahill, Lily Norton and Cathy Prager, will be hanging at 2 Alices. All artwork is done with pastel (a pure pigment with[...]
all-day Hudson Highlands Photography Clu... @ Clearview Vineyards
Hudson Highlands Photography Clu... @ Clearview Vineyards
Nov 13 all-day
Hudson Highlands Photography Club And Workshop Exhibit "As We See It". @ Clearview Vineyards | Warwick | New York | United States
HHPCW will be exhibiting during the month of November at the Clearview Vineyards in Warwick, NY. Please go to this link at our website to see the titles of the pieces that will be on[...]

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