Last year, donors to our Annual Appeal made a HUGE impact. With money raised through our fundraising efforts, we were able to invest nearly $70,000 in performance artist fees, were able to raise the stipend we offer visual artists who exhibit in our Courthouse Gallery, present 12 new outreach programs, expand our popular Jazz at the Lake festival (the largest cultural event in Lake George!), and reach more residents and visitors to Lake George than ever before. We presented 33 performances, 14 exhibitions, 34 special programs and provided income and exposure opportunities for 225+ artists. We launched a new website, expanded our gallery hours to include one Sunday a month as well as open hours during special village and town-wide events, and we invested 400+ additional hours of staff time directly into our programs. The past two years have been a time of growth and expansion for the Arts Project and that is because of the support of our friends like you. THANK YOU. Thank you for your support, your participation, and for your confidence in The Arts Project and what we do.
2024 is a BIG year for the Arts Project. It is the 40th Anniversary of Jazz at the Lake and we have already started planning (see the enclosed 2023 Impact Report for some early details). The Arts Project is committed to expanding the program and investing more in artists for this milestone year and a successful Annual Appeal is critical toward that goal.
Our expanded arts programming would not be possible without the ongoing support of our patrons, donors and members. With your support this year, 2024 can also be one for the record books – we can reach more people, invest in more artists, and present more of the high-quality programming you enjoy.
The Lake George Arts Project Staff and Board of Directors would like to thank you in advance for your support and generosity. We look forward to sharing a fun and art-full 2023 with you!