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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Arts on the Lake News Archive

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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


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.