The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts center, serving over 2,000 square miles of the Adirondack Park. The Arts Center provides services to the non-profit field as a presenter, producer and educator in the artistic disciplines of visual arts, theater, music, dance, and film throughout the Adirondack region as well as providing technical assistance to non-profits, local government, and area businesses.
The Arts Center expands the definition of community, allowing artistic expression to create something beyond art itself: a convergence of diverse people, with diverse experiences and perspectives, giving birth to something new and meaningful, unique to the particular group of individuals who have joined together at any given time. The Arts Center creates community wherever it goes, whatever it does.
The Arts Center operates within the six-million acre Adirondack Park, a “Forever Wild” region. Although the Park’s wilderness setting is breathtaking, residents face geographic isolation and economic challenges. By taking art “out of the building,” the Arts Center provides programming in over 2,000 square miles of the Adirondack Park and enhances the quality of life in all of the communities we serve. The Arts Center’s programs serve all ages and all abilities, and provide the kind of unique, shared experiences that build strong communities.