North Country Arts Center
North Country Arts Center has three galleries: The Glens Falls Post Office, City Hall Gallery in downtown Glens Falls, and Art in Chestertown.
Annual events include the Colors of Fall Art and Craft Festival, a fund-raising gala, Juried Arts Show and Members Exhibits, among other initiatives cropping up all the time!
Highlights of Recent Accomplishments
Welcome to North Country Arts Center. We are a non-profit arts organization dedicated to emerging artists in the southeastern Adirondack region of upstate New York. While some of our members are just entering a life long adventure in the arts, others are emerging on the national arena. Our organization was begun in the early 1970s with the idea that there are talented individuals who are practicing their art behind closed doors. We hope to open those doors so that they can share their work and improve their craft with the help and encouragement of their fellow artists.
For many years we have been active in the Glens Falls area. We manage a small gallery space on the second floor of the City Hall where we sponsor two member shows a year and solo exhibits as well. In September, we coordinate a community arts and crafts festival called Colors of Fall and in December we sponsor the annual Juried Arts Show at the Crandall Library.
We are continually trying to find new ways to promote our members and to bring their artistic talents to the general public. In 2010, we pushed our efforts north a few miles and opened the ART in Chestertown Gallery. A number of local talented artists were encouraged show their work, some of which had never been seen before. This endeavor was met with excitement from the artists and the community as well. Starting with just 25 artists in July, the gallery has shown over 80 artists and artisans with just three exhibits.
2011 promises to see additional growth in the organization. In May, we plan to begin the second year of Art in Chestertown with a student exhibition highlighting the region’s high school programs and students. We hope to include many demonstrations at the gallery to attract more visitors, but the concept of diverse shows that attracted so many will be maintained. In June, we are planning a Gala Art Auction with dance ensembles and jazz in Lake George, New York, and July will mark the first Juried Photography Show in Crandall Library sponsored by NCAC.
North Country Arts Center is a membership organization managed by artists for artists. Participation is essential for the success of our programs, exhibits and the organization itself. If you are an artist, artisan or someone who is interested in the arts, please take time to view this web site and consider becoming a member.
Frederick Holman, 2010-2012 President
How Others Can Support and Contribute to this Organization
Join us as a member or contact us to volunteer! We are always seeking donations of time and funds to support our programming.
The North Country Arts Center, located in Glens Falls, New York, is a non-profit cultural organization established in 1971 for artists, artisans and people interested in the arts.
Our purpose is to encourage creative endeavors, and to promote interest in the arts including, but not limited to fine arts, crafts, performing arts and music. We are supported by our members and contributions from individuals and businesses.
Our office is located at 6 Pine Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.
Our e-mail address is [email protected].