Saratoga Springs Arts Commission: Arts For Young People

A young Asian woman bends down to talk to a light-skinned child while pointing to a large, colorful, abstract painting next to her.
Sunny Ra, the Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs, Tang Teaching Museum, 2019, photo by Chris Massa

The Saratoga Springs Arts Commission, in partnership with Skidmore College, invites the community to the first in a series of four quarterly town hall style discussions with local arts leaders. The Arts Commission is excited to present information about our city’s vital and vibrant cultural landscape, and to provide an open dialogue with its leaders.

The first discussion will be Tuesday, December 8, at 7:00 PM and focus on Arts for Young People. The panelists will talk about community impact, accessibility, and ideas for art in Saratoga Springs. The event will take place via Zoom, and chat will be open for community participation.

The event is free and open to all.

Registration is not required, but the public is invited to help inform the conversation by filling out an online arts survey


  • Aili Lopez, Program Director of C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios


  • Leigh Berenis, Executive Director, Saratoga Children’s Theatre

  • Sarah DiPasquale, Assistant Professor of Dance, Dance To Success/Bridges to Skidmore

  • Julianne Lewis, Saratoga Site Director, C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios

  • Dennis Moench, Senior Director of Education, Saratoga Performing Arts Center

  • Vivian Nesbitt, Program Coordinator, Caffè Lena School of Music

  • Sunny Ra, Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs, Tang Teaching Museum

Launch Zoom to join the meeting.


The Saratoga Springs Arts Commission series of quarterly Arts Town Halls will continue:

  • March 9: Performing Arts moderated by Lisa Kolosek, Independent Curator, and Jason Ohlberg, Professor of Dance at Skidmore College

  • June 8: Creative Collaborations moderated by Ian Berry, Dayton Director, Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College

  • Sept. 14: Public Art moderated by Belinda Colon, Director, Spring Street Gallery

Details will be announced later.

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