Arts & Economic Development

Arts & Economic Development

Arts activity and local economic vitality are connected in many ways. Arts, culture, and creativity can:

  • Improve a community’s competitive edge
  • Help create places where people want to be
  • Attract visitors and new residents
  • Contribute to the development of an innovative workforce

Orange County is home to hundreds of arts and creative businesses, many of which are industrial-size and world-class. The Orange County Arts Council’s Economic Development Committee is devoted to raising awareness of these businesses and supporting the growth of the creative industries sector of the Orange County economy.

Some Arts and Economic Development programs include:

  • The Orange County Film Office
    Tours of Orange County arts businesses with economic development officials to educate them as to the scale and benefits of these businesses
  • Membership and participation in the Orange County Center for Business Innovation
    Arts and business networking events
  • Presentations from industry experts to educate the business community about the benefits of creativity in the workplace

To learn more about Arts and Economic Development, check out these links:

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
Sep 20 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 Abstract π No Boundaries π Visi... @ Orange Hall Gallery
Abstract π No Boundaries π Visi... @ Orange Hall Gallery
Sep 20 all-day
Abstract  π No Boundaries π Visions and the Freedom to Explore @ Orange Hall Gallery | Middletown | New York | United States
collages, paintings, drawings, photographs, mixed media, fiber/fabric, and sculptures Reception: Friday, September 7, 2018, 7 – 9 pm
all-day Guest Artist: Gina Whalen @ The Carley Nielsen Art Gallery
Guest Artist: Gina Whalen @ The Carley Nielsen Art Gallery
Sep 20 all-day
Guest Artist: Gina Whalen @ The Carley Nielsen Art Gallery | Cornwall | New York | United States
This month the Carley Nielsen Art Gallery will be hosting artist Gina Whalen! Gina Whalen lives in Newburgh, New York. She was born in Utica, NY and lived in Central New York until the age[...]

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