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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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.

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar at Bedford Playhouse this Saturday.

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Troupe (Boscobel) will present workshops at 12 noon and 1:30 pm, and a performance of Julius Caesar in the Bedford Playhouse this Sat., April 13.

To take advantage of AotL Board Member Dan Friedman's promotional discount of $10, enter the code ROMANS when purchasing tickets.

Painting Class with Elizabeth Hill is Cancelled for Today

We have cancelled the painting class with Elizabeth Hill for this afternoon, as many side streets are still to be plowed.  An additional session will be added to the class to make for this snow day.



Life Drawing is cancelled for Feb 20. The weather report indicates that the snow will be getting more intense during the evening, so we need to be sure folks can get home safely.

Intensive Painting is cancelled for today

Intensive Painting is cancelled due to weather.


Ron Hutchinson at Bedford Playhouse

Ron Hutchinson, who brought us Lookin’ for Trouble last April and Clinging to the Iceberg the previous March, will be at the Bedford Playhouse on Thursday, February 21, in an evening titled The Making of Monsters. Taking off from his memoir, screenwriter Hutchinson is expected to reveal what happened in the making of The Island of Dr. Moreau. Looking ahead, playwright Hutchinson is scheduled to bring to Arts on the Lake a new work in April.