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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!




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John Van Alstine (image left), born in 1952, grew up in the southern Adirondack Mountains. He received his MFA from Cornell University in 1976. Van Alstine's work has been exhibited widely in the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia. He has completed many major outdoor sculptures, including his most recent for the Beijing Olympics. His work is in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art, Denver Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art in Portugal, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian in D.C and many more. Since 1987, Van Alstine has lived and worked within a nineteenth-century industrial complex on the banks of the Sacandaga River. For more about Van Alstine and his work, visit

Noah Savett (image right) lives in Gansevoort, NY, where he owns and operates a steel fabrication plant. He spends equal time, as a sculptor, working out of his studio in Saratoga Springs. Savett's work has been widely exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions; his pieces are also on loan and part of private collections, including SUNY Plattsburgh and the Arts Center in Saratoga Springs; go to for more information.


Tempered By Memory was created by sculptors John Van Alstine and Noah Savett, in collaboration with a team of volunteer ironworkers and crane opperators.  The sculpture would not have been made possible without the enthusiasm, passion and commitment of our volunteer ironworkers and crane opperators.  We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all those who gave their time and expertise to create Tempered By Memory.





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