2018 Highlights


NEW in 2018

Community Conversations: Out-and-about the region exploring what ‘PLACE’ means with co-host Good Work Institute, the public and community partners

LEX*I*CON: Local artist studio visits and reflections on what it means to be an Artist, posted in our monthly online journal

What We’re Reading: A monthly reading list examining critical ideas together, created from our Instar Library

Womens Workplace: A club/shared workspace/network of support for creative women

Local Artist-in-Residence: 3-month studio residencies offered to local artists

Arts Pro Series: A free series of arts-professionalization workshops

Continued programming:

Mending Monday’s: Free monthly community mending gathering

Tailspinning: Creative writing group

LEX*I*CON Reading: Writers from Instar Lodge share new written works

Herstory: Local creative entrepreneur story share

Annual Calendar: Featuring community artwork

Creative Workshops: Memoir writing, Herbal medicine, Cement sculpture, Creative parenting, + More

Partnered Community Events: Autumn Feast, Winter Stroll, Hudson River Summer Market + More

Partnerships in 2018:

Olana State Historic Site, Art Omi, John Burroughs Historic Site, Magpie Books, O+ Festival, Good Work Institute, Hudson River Exchange, Kites Nest, Otto’s Market, and Bard College

Best Part of 2018:

We laughed, cried, and learned together. We grew together. We grew more in love with our place, our creativity, and our community!

Join us in 2019 for more!!!!