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In 30 years, we’ve brought the arts to over 800,000 people!

228,000+ have viewed art in The Arts Center Galleries

18,000+ students of all ages have taken classes

466,220+ people have attended an event funded by our grant program

78,000+ people have rung in the New Year with us

Saratoga Arts has paid artists over $2,290,000 in grant awards, teaching and performance fees, and art sales!



Saratoga Arts Presents

Film Screening: Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock
Saturday, February 18th at 8pm
Presented by Saratoga Arts at The Arts Center in Conjunction with the Flurry Festival

Filmmakers Fidel Moreno and Rick Kariolic asked the water protectors of Standing Rock what they want to tell the world about their initiative to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from crossing the Oglala Aquifer and being installed under the Missouri River where it forms the Lake Oahe reservoir, which provides the tribe’s drinking water. A small group of Sioux youth started this encampment, dedicated to peaceful action to protect the water. Heeding their call, people from across the US and around the world have joined them in singing, dancing, praying and marching peacefully together asserting: Water is Life. 

Culled from 18 hours of interviews with 33 people at Standing Rock -- including youth, mothers, grandmothers, grandfathers, First Nation people and non-Indian supporters – Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock is an ongoing documentary project, still being shot on location, chronicling the story of the protesters at Standing Rock and their connection to the history of the American Indian Movement on their treaty-given lands of the American west. 

Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock runs 63 minutes; the screening will be followed by a discussion with Director Fidel Moreno and Hunkpapa Sioux Chairman Cedric Goodhouse and family.

Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted to support the ongoing action against DAPL and the completion of the film.

Fidel Moreno is Huichol / Chichimeca and Mexican American. He is an Oscar nominee in the Best Short Documentary category as co-producer and co-director of Wiping the Tears of 7 Generations, and a three-time Telly Award winner for The Peyote Road and 500 Nations. Moreno is an activist passionate about working with youth and children through cultural literacy skill building, emotional development and purposeful life navigation.

Opera Saratoga’s Opera-to-Go! at The Arts Center

The Bremen Town Musicians

Featuring the music of Offenbach, Rossini, Donizetti, and Verdi, John Davies has adapted the beloved Brothers Grimm Folk tale into delightful children’s opera. The donkey, General Boom, seeks to form a band for the town of Bremen using the outcast farm animals as musicians. It doesn’t take long for them to discover that they have to consider each other's feelings before they can make music. But, can the four very different creatures band together before pirates steal their instruments?

Saturday, February 25 at 11am
The Arts Center
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
free! (first come, first seated)

co-presented by Saratoga Arts and
The Children’s Museum at Saratoga

Saratoga Arts' Soiree

At our 2016 Annual Soiree in November, we recognized Dee Sarno with Saraoga Arts’ Community Arts Leadership Award. 2016 was Saratoga Arts’ 30th Anniversary, and it was an especially good year to honor and celebrate our founding Executive Director from 1988-2007. Dee’s impact on the arts in Saratoga is unmatched and, in addition to her visionary leadership of Saratoga Arts, her service has benefited other organizations, including Homemade Theater, The Saratoga NAACP, SPAC, and Saratoga ArtsFest. 

The evening also featured the gypsy jazz of Hot Club Saratoga, light fare, a cash bar and a silent auction including amazing vacation packages and unique works of art. 

Special thanks to Longfellows Restaurant for generously supporting this event.

The funds that we raised during this event are used to promote and develop community art-making and appreciatation for the arts through our camps, classes, galleries and out-reach programming, year-round.  We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Check out some great photos below from the Saratoga Today!



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