"As we struggle to compete in the global economy, the growth of our conceptual powers is essential to our future ... A culturally active community attracts corporations, tourists and jobs."
Stan Lundine, as Lieutneant Governor of New York, to the Alliance of New York State Arts Councils
The arts enrich our lives as well as have a positive impact on the economic health of our community. Local art organizations are important because they support not just one discipline or style of art, but a wide and inclusive range. They help weave art and culture into the fabric of daily life for everyone in the community. The tapestry created by this threading of arts and culture throughout our community is in large part what brings residents, businesses, conventions and tourism to our county.