Lake Carmel Arts Center
640 Route 52
Kent Lakes, NY 10512

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Mon., Wed. & Fri.; other times by appointment.

845 228-AOTL (2685)

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A Sad Announcement

It is with great sadness, that we learned of the recent passing of Don Longabucco. Don and Rita have been mainstays of Arts on the Lake since its beginning. Don was a wonderful artist whose collages are in the collections of many throughout our community. His humor, gentle manner and wry smile will be sorely missed. If you would like make donations in memory of Don, Rita asks that you do so either to St. Jude's Hospital or Arts on the Lake. Rita will be letting us know when a gathering to remember Don will be scheduled.


The Kent Library will be exhibiting his  wonderful art work during the month of January.

Guest joins Carol this Friday

Maia Guest (Tango Diaries at AotL / Granite Flats on Netflix) has joined the cast of A Brooklyn Carol this Fri., Sat., Dec. 13, 14, at 7:30 at the Center. Carol tells the heartbreaking - and heart lifting - story of sparrows’ survival in the New World. More info and tickets here.

Fleas to join sparrows in A Brooklyn Carol on Dec 13, 14.

      Wendy Matthews and Greg Doyle, known as The Edukated Fleas, have joined the noted cast of A Brooklyn Carol for its presentation at the Center on Fri., Sat., Dec. 13, 14.
      The Fleas are known for their ukulele workshops and performances in the Hudson Valley and A Brooklyn Carol is the heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring true story of sparrows in America, as penned by screenwriter/playwright Ron Hutchinson. More cast info and tickets here.

Cookie and Crafts Sale -

We are hosting a Holiday Cookie and Crafts Fundraiser, also known as a Cookie Walk. Do you have a favorite recipe you want to share with your neighbors? Are you willing to bake and donate your special cookies to our sale? Please let us know. Also spread the word to come on the 7th to "walk" around the tables full of cookies and gifts!

If you are interested in baking and donating cookies, please use our special email and include:
contact info(name & number), approximate number of cookies, also indicate whether they are gluten free or have any nuts of any kind, and if the cookie has a special name!

If you are a vendor or an artist with gifts or crafts to sell please register to participate. 

Cost per vendor table is only $25.

To secure a table email info to (

Please include: Your name, company name, contact number, email and the type of wares you would like to show (items $50 or under please.)

You can also download the form, fill it out and then email it to us. (

Vendor Sign Up Form

Help spread the word by downloading and distributing the flyer!

Cookie and Crafts Fundraiser Flyer

Corrections to Email

Opps...There were to incorrect date entries on the email sent on 10-4. The FUNdraiser is on Sunday, October 20th at Noon and the Sunday Jazz is on Sunday, Oct 27th.

Tales of Tall Feather, Cosmic Dust and Legs Askew


The Arts on the Lake Writers Group presents their “Annual Read” on Friday October 18th at 7pm. Come for an evening of poetry; prose; memoir; fiction, fun and refreshments!

Join us as Tail Feather paddles on a river that flows two ways and a love letter is written to Summer’s abundance. From AmeriCorps memories of kids covered with homeopathic repellent to the pitter patter of paws on hardwood floors and rains’ frenzy zapping your ears. From the turf fire in the hearth glowing bright as old Ned recounts echos of ages past to the cosmic dust swept by birds’ little stick feet. Hilarious episodes from six decades of mammograms to human legs askew in the grass of an accident scene and space zombies in a suffering fog swinging themselves across a creek like Tarzan!

New Songwriting Workshops

Two sessions of the Songwriting Workshop have been scheduled with the first one starting September 21st. Taught by 7 time Emmy nominee, Kati Mac, the workshops are an excellent way to start or enhance your songwriting skills. For info click here.

Corrected Film Start Time

The first VOB Film Session today (Sat, Sept 1) starts at 1 PM not 1:30 as originally listed on our web site. We will hold the film for 15 mins.

The VAC is now accepting registrations for the Fall Exhibition

The VAC of Arts on the Lake is hosting the Fall Exhibition to celebrate local artists. The exhibit encourages artists of all styles and expertise to participate; artists are also encouraged to create collaborative works. To view the prospectus, click here. --

Announcing a Call to Artists for a September Exhibition in Mahopac

Imagine That!
A. Eric Arctander Gallery @ the Belle Levine Art Center, Mahopac

Exhibit dates: September 7 – 22, 2019
Opening Reception Saturday, September 7, 3-5pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 12:30-3:30 or by appointment.
Special, surprise event on Sunday, September 22 from 2-4.

Additional details on participating can be found at or by contacting the Arts Council at 845-803-8622 or emailing to