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

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3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mon., Wed. & Fri.; other times by appointment.

845 228-AOTL (2685)

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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.

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


Due to the heat advisory warnings from the National Weather Service and local stations, we will be holding the Arts on the Lake Jazz Ensemble concert inside this evening. There will be plenty of room so come enjoy the coolness while listening to the great music!

Empanadas from Tango Diaries on film.

Whether you remember the empanadas or not, you may like this short film on the Cold Spring couple who made them - and took time from their Rincon to attend the Friday performance.

Summer Concert Volunteers

If you can help out this summer at the outdoor concerts, or in the office, let us know. For the summer concerts, we provide meals for the visiting bands. If you can cook simple dinners (or maybe not so simple), let us know at

The Lil Ducklings are Coming!

The Lil Ducklings Art Workshops for kids ages 3 - 8 years old are starting in June. Register now for these wonderful sessions that encourage parents and children to explore new artistic techniques and enjoy the experience of creating something together. Each session includes themed sensory play, music, games, and movement as well as a number of take-home projects. These are for both the children and their adults. The first workshop is Lil Ducklings: Messy Masters!

Notre Dame Donations

In light of the tragic fire, if you are interested in donating to the reconstruction there is a specific official donation site. Friends of Notre Dame.