Thursday, 09 July 2020 13:59

SPAC Announces Virtual Festival to Celebrate the Capital Region's Brightest Young Artists

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced this week that “The Adirondack Trust Company Festival of Young Artists” will return for its third annual celebration spotlighting the collaborative creativity of more than 400 of the Capital Region’s brightest young dancers, musicians, singers, poets, and visual artists. 

The festival will be hosted as a virtual gallery space with the mission to showcase the work of the students involved in the 2020 festival, which was originally scheduled for May 31 on the SPAC grounds and was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The first virtual exhibit entitled “Self-Portrait,” explores the ways in which artists choose to express themselves and how they are influenced by their own identities, and will kick-off the new experiential website spacfoya.org on July 8, 2020. 

“We have completely re-imagined our signature education festival by creating an engaging, experiential online gallery that is dedicated to the region's aspiring artists, poets, dancers, and musicians. Not only will the site feature the incredible artistry of our area youth this summer, but it will continue to serve as a virtual artistic home all year long,” said Elizabeth Sobol, president & CEO of Saratoga Performing Arts Center in a statement. 

The Online Gallery will feature a curated collection of student creations in visual art, literary art, and the performing arts from middle school and high school students hailing from Albany, Essex, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Rensselaer, Warren, and Washington Counties.

The Adirondack Trust Festival of Young Artists Online Gallery is free to experience; visit spacfoya.org or spac.org for details. 

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