Art Along the Hudson – Kickoff Event
The City of Newburgh arts community is hosting the 12th annual Art Along the Hudson (AAH) Kick-off Media Event, on Saturday, June 27th, 2015. It’s an opportunity to showcase the expanding arts community in the City of Newburgh. The purpose of this AAH event is to bring together business owners, elected officials, artists, arts patrons and the media with a focus on the many and varied cultural opportunities available and how they generate economic growth.
The event will take place from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann Street. Since opening its doors in 2007, the Ann Street Gallery has brought the finest in contemporary art from across the county and around the globe to downtown Newburgh, creating a cultural hub in the community that is free, open and accessible to neighbors and visitors alike. June 27th is a City of Newburgh Last Saturday (#NBLS) spearheaded 13 years ago by Newburgh Art Supply co-owner, Michael Gabor, and revived last year by Lisa Gervais as a monthly multi venue celebration of the arts featuring music, poetry and dance exhibits and performances, including shops, cafes and pubs throughout the Washington Market neighborhood.
The 2015 participants in Art Along the Hudson include: Peekskill, Garrison/Cold Spring, Beacon, City of Newburgh, Greater New Paltz, Poughkeepsie/Hyde Park, Rhinebeck/Red Hook/Tivoli, Kingston, and Saugerties. Art Along the Hudson is a unique year-round collaborative marketing effort to promote towns on or near the river as vibrant arts and cultural communities. It is also promoting eight Hudson Valley Studio Tours offering art lovers great opportunities to meet the many artists living and working in the Hudson Valley. A new 2015 brochure will be available at the Kick-Off Event describing the art venues and studio tours.
The Arts are now more than ever a significant economic factor in the revitalization of Main Streets. It is in large part the arts and cultural organizations that help fill restaurants and lodgings, and bring dollars and jobs to the Hudson Valley. From major metropolitan areas to small rural towns, the research shows to what degree
the nonprofit arts and culture industry attracts audiences, spurs business development, supports jobs and generates government revenue. Locally, as well as nationally, the arts mean business.
Join us to celebrate our vibrant cultural communities and a year of arts events that will stir the soul and engender prosperity.
For more information on the Art Along the Hudson Kick off event
contact: Michael@newburghartsupply.com or call 845-561-5552