Photo submitted – Artist Amy Guglielmo

On Sunday, May 7, the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts hosted the Adirondack Quad-County Decentralization Grant Award Winners at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid. Approximately 70 people from Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton counties gathered together to receive their checks for the 39 arts-related projects that will take place in these counties during 2017.

Assemblyman Billy D. Jones and Franklin County Legislator Andrea Dumas were on hand to congratulate the awardees who were also invited to take part in a Paint N Sip project led by artist Amy Guglielmo who regularly conducts these projects at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and The Strand Art Center in Plattsburgh.

Decentralization Grants are funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts administers these grants in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties. The grant cycle begins in August when grant workshops are offered throughout the quad-county area by Decentralization Grant Coordinator, Kathleen Recchia. The deadline for 2018 grants is October 23.

For more information contact: Kathy Recchia at [email protected].