Dear Friends & Members of the Putnam Arts Council:
This past year was full of many triumphs as we celebrated our milestone 50th Anniversary! We presented many wonderful arts events and activities including 9 exhibitions, 6 music performances (including a recent event at Mahopac High School partnering professional musicians with students) and offered ongoing sessions of art classes for adults and children throughout the year. We disseminated 21 grants to arts organizations and artists throughout Putnam County and hosted a wonderful, exciting BIG Birthday Bash here at the Art Center in September, attended by MANY and enjoyed by ALL!
We hope you continue to experience and enjoy the quality cultural programs and activities we offer and facilitate throughout the County and please know that we recognize your role in supporting our efforts in making this happen; in supporting the arts in your own backyard
50 years and growing strong is our tag line and as before, we continue to need the ongoing grassroots support of our member base. We are reaching out to you today to make a donation of any size to our Annual Giving Appeal. Your donation will be used to support the costs associated with PAC’s arts education program and our extensive gallery program offered @ our Art Center year round to established and emerging artists of all ages. These enrichment programs serve us all; connecting us in ways that are interesting, informative and thought-provoking. A
secure donation can be made through this website via a tab at the bottom of this page or you can send your donation to PAC, PO Box 156, Mahopac, NY 10541 or contact the office if you prefer to use a credit card (845.803.8622).
With triumph comes tragedy and that struck in the form of the loss of several of our arts family including, Heliodoro Santa Coloma, Shirley Kalikow and our dear friend A. Eric Arctander. All long-time members and devoted artists, we bid them farewell. We wanted all of our members to know that we have named our gallery the A. Eric Arctander Gallery, to honor his memory and recognize his dedication to our organization, the arts and the community. All of these folks held the idea that art mattered, it was where they lived. “A man may die, nations may rise and fall but an idea lives on” – President John F. Kennedy. We will do our best to carry on their sprit, joy and love of creative expression.
The Board and staff of the Putnam Arts Council thank you for your consideration, we are grateful to you for all that you do and wish you and your family a very happy holiday season and a new year full of the beauty of art and all you hold dear.
Executive Director & President
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If you would like to help, donations will be gratefully accepted.
You can make a secure donation through PayPal using the tab below
or you can send your tax-deductible donation to:
Putnam Arts Council
P.O. Box 156
Mahopac, NY 10541