The Adirondack Art Association (AAA) is pleased to announce that they have received multiple grants this year and would like to thank those organizations involved. This year the AAA was awarded funds from the Charles R. Wood Foundation, the Essex County Arts Council, the Adirondack Foundation Essex Community Fund, the Essex County Adirondack Garden Club Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund, and the Sun Community News Promotional Grant.
The Charles R. Wood Foundation was founded in 1978 with its mission to provide assistance to areas of special need in the Lake George Region and surrounding areas. Not-for-profit organizations with an emphasis on programs for children, healthcare and the arts are the beneficiaries of Mr. Wood’s generosity. These generous donations included the Adirondack Art Association’s Children’s Art Education Programing which received full funding this year. This has allowed the AAA to provide five children’s classes to the community completely free of charge.
The Essex County Arts Council is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 for the purpose of promoting, developing and sustaining the cultural life of Essex County, New York communities. One of Essex County Arts Council’s primary functions is administering the Cultural Assistance Program Grants, funded by Essex County and the Essex County Board of Supervisors. This year the Adirondack Art Association was awarded funds to help book musicians for openings and events that are free to the public.
The Adirondack Foundation’s Essex Community Fund was founded in 2003, local Essex residents partnered with the Adirondack Foundation to create a permanent endowment fund dedicated to serving the town of Essex and its residents. This year the Essex Community Fund awarded the Adirondack Art Association the funds to complete updates on their hanging system. As an art gallery, being able to display area artwork properly is fundamental to the AAA’s mission.
The Essex Country Adirondack Garden Club has long supported conservation and horticultural activities in the Adirondack Park. The ECAGC Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund was established in 2005 to provide financial assistance to students, individuals, and not-for-profit organizations involved in programs to study and protect the natural environment within the Adirondack Park. The Adirondack Art Association was awarded funds to support their August Exhibit and a free plein air painting class in the Adirondack Park. The featured artist in August is Kevin Raines, a conservation enthusiast who will also be teaching the class.
The Sun Community News launched a new grant program this year, the Promotional Grant, to provide free advertising to local non-profits through their media outlets. William Denton founded Denton Publications in Elizabethtown, New York in 1948 and The Sun is a division of this media organization. The Adirondack Art Association was not only granted the full amount they requested, but was given almost double the quantity of advertising they originally requested through this grant.
The Adirondack Art Association would not be able to continue its mission without the support of local organizations like these. The AAA is able to manage its operating costs thanks to grants, sales commissions, and membership fees. For more information on the AAA, its sponsors, upcoming events, or how to become a member please visit www.adirondackartassociation.com, call 518-963-8309, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the gallery at 2754 Essex Road in Essex New York.
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