Dear art lovers, theater goers, students, parents, artists and musicians:
Have you noticed the brilliant Horse sculptures around town in the summer or the pieces by local artists hanging in the library or the train station? Perhaps you've visited the Tempered By Memory sculpture in High Rock Park or wandered through the fabulous fine art & design fair in Congress Park in September. Have you ever made it downtown on New Year’s Eve for First Night? All of these Saratoga Arts projects bring our community to life, and your support is what makes these programs possible.
Inside our gallery at the Arts Center we are no less active, presenting over twenty exhibitions annually. From painting the walls to hanging the pieces, the printed materials, and cash prizes for artists in a juried show, each of our six main shows costs approximately $4,000 to produce - but our galleries are always free and open to the public to help us fulfill our mission of making the arts accessible to everyone.
Open access is a constant that runs through all of our programming. The families of the young artists in our summer and school break camps, for example, find an array of affordable quality art, theater and literary programs, with scholarships available to those who need them. Saratoga Arts also strives to provide a variety of art-making experiences at affordable rates for our adult students, offering more than 90 classes and workshops for all levels throughout the year.
If you have benefited from our programming- or even if you value the availability of these programs for all - please consider supporting us. We hope you will join us today in celebrating and strengthening the amazing wealth of the arts that we have in our community, and, by doing so, ensuring that Saratoga Arts continues to fulfill our mission to make the arts accessible to all for years to come.
There are two ways you can support Saratoga Arts...
Saratoga Arts is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
As a First Night performer for the past three years, Saratoga Arts has provided an opportunity for me to grow not only as a young musician who is able to share my passion with thousands throughout the night, but also as a person. – Seina Shirakura (Violinist)
I have been involved with Saratoga Arts for many years and am always impressed by the genuine enthusiasm of the staff, and the organization's fundamental emphasis on making art grounded and connected to the local community. - Cathy Hall (SA Member, Volunteer, Artist)
Thanks to scholarships offered through Saratoga Arts, both my daughters were able to attend [camps]. Since then, one of them has become an artist herself, and her own daughter has been able to attend theater camp on a scholarship…[Saratoga Arts] is a crucial part of the Saratoga community for families like mine. – F. Thomas (Community Member)