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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Arts on the Lake News Archive

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ARTIST RELIEF: Grants for Artists

ARTIST RELIEF is providing grants to artists during the COVID-19 crisis. This coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.


All activities are on hold

In light of the current state of emergency, all activities are being postponed at Arts on the Lake as March 17. Because we are a hub for so many events, classes and groups we would like to stay in touch with all of our members and supporters during this crisis. If you are in need of help, food or anything please let us know via email or phone and we will try to assist you or get you in touch with someone who can. In this time of isolation it is important for all of us to stay in contact with neighbors and friends. Stay safe and practice social distancing for the good of all. 

Pizzarelli Concert Cancelled - To be Rescheduled

Unfortunately, we are cancelling the concerts for this evening due to the pending weather. We will be rescheduling shortly so please check back. If you have purchased or reserved tickets we will also let you know via the email used. Thank you.

Putnam Orchestra looking for players

The Putnam Symphony Orchestra is looking for players for our Spring concert. If any Arts on the Lake musicians are interested, they are a "fun, creative, welcoming group of musicians who love music!"  Contact Sara Baio -

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.

Lost Ring?

Did you lose a ring over the weekend of Dec 13-15. We found a ring on Monday morning that someone will definitely be missing. If you can describe it in detail please contact

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.