April 12, 2016
|Note: there was a meeting in March, but no
one took notes. The Strategic Planning Committee has been
meeting and preparing plans for a Strategic Planning
Retreat in May.
Beth Gallagher, Sandy Hildreth, Mark Kurtz, Rachel Lamb, David Woodward, Larry Poole and guests Kareen Tyler and Mayor Clyde Rabideau, Village of Saranac Lake.
Clyde and Kareen explained what was going on with the 2017 International Snowshoe Championships scheduled for Feb 23-26, 2017 in Saranac Lake. Left a schedule. Encouraged the arts community to take part in whatever ways we might like to. The host community for international events like this usually tries to do things to inform visitors about our local history and culture. Attendance at some planning meetings might be good. Ideas tossed out included: having galleries open the night of the opening ceremonies (Friday Feb 24); special exhibits; using empty storefronts to display unique things about Saranac Lake (guide boats, etc.). We did not commit to anything but individual artists and galleries might want to consider planning something.
Financial Report - no report; most memberships have been paid, if not, completion of payments is requested; we currently have 16 Business Sponsors.
Should hear about Cloudsplitter.org funding by the end of April.Strategic Planning Event
Invitation went out to ArtWorks Professional members, Business Sponsors, and a select group of people actively involved in the local music and literary community.Next meeting will be Tues May 10 at 5 pm.