‘BEACONARTS AWARDS’ TO HONOR LOCAL ARTS SUPPORTERS AND CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF SERVICE TO COMMUNITY
PLEASE NOTE: AS OF NOVEMBER 1, TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ONLINE – BUT PLEASE JOIN US AT THE EVENT!
Annual Event to Benefit BeaconArts and Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts
November 1 — The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, Beacon, NY
The nonprofit group BeaconArts will honor three individuals who have played a vital role in supporting the arts locally at the BeaconArts Awards on November 1, 2012. BeaconArts (formerly known as BACA) is also celebrating 10 years of supporting art events, encouraging a thriving arts community, and promoting Beacon as an arts and culture destination. Sponsors of the event to date include Ed & Betsy Benavente, Max’s on Main, Clara Lou Gould, Mt St Mary’s College, Scenic Hudson, Kelly Ellenwood, Gary Barrack and Central Hudson. Tickets to the November 1st event can be purchased online at www.BeaconArts.org.
The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls is hosting the BeaconArts Awards in its Waterfall Room, opening this fall in the oldest building on the property, which dates back to the early 1800s. One of the few historic industrial sites remaining in Beacon, The Roundhouse has been restored to its former glory and outfitted with modern conveniences. The Roundhouse is reflective of the revitalization of Beacon that the arts community — supported by BeaconArts — has led over the last 10 years.
Proceeds from the event will benefit BeaconArts’ general fund, with a portion going to the Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts, which endeavors to fund art projects by local artists that benefit the community. This annual event is BeaconArts’ sole fundraiser.
Thursday, Nov. 1, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
The Waterfall Room at The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls
2 East Main St, Beacon, NY
Tickets may be purchased online at http://beaconarts.org/
* Thom Joyce is one of the founders of Beacon’s Second Saturday, a longtime Beaconite and supporter of the local arts. A musician who performs locally, Joyce is also an accomplished sculptor.
* Margery Groten is the Long Dock Project Director for Scenic Hudson and was instrumental in bringing Long Dock Park and the River Center to Beacon’s riverbanks, an accomplishment that benefits the entire community and beyond.
* Susan Batton is Managing Director at Dia:Beacon. Working with civic leaders and business owners, Batton has striven to form a mutually beneficial relationship between Dia, Main Street and the Beacon arts community.
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS
BeaconArts has become synonymous with the ever-popular monthly Second Saturday art walk event in which galleries, shops and restaurants stay open later and host artist receptions, music and special events.
Second Saturday was started in November 2002 by a group of artists (like honoree Thom Joyce) and gallery owners. The event has grown over the past ten years to include more than 20 galleries, more than 25 shops and restaurants.
The Beacon Arts Community Association (BACA) was created to sponsor the event and over the years has broadened its scope. In part to celebrate the 10-year milestone, BACA recently rebranded itself as BeaconArts, complete with a new logo.
BeaconArts represents Beacon as part of Art Along the Hudson (www.artalongthehudson.com), which promotes the arts in 10 artistic communities along the Hudson River.
BeaconArts (www.beaconarts.org), formed in 2002, is a nonprofit whose members include artists, galleries, specialty shops, antique stores, restaurants, services, and supporters of the arts. Projects and events include Beacon Second Saturday, Art Along the Hudson, Beacon Open Studios, Windows on Main Street, Beacon Riverfest, Beacon Independent Film Festival. The BeaconArts website and free, weekly email newsletter promote these events and those from members. BeaconArts distributes a quarterly Beacon Guide map that shows all member galleries, shops, restaurants and more. The map is free and available at locations along Beacon’s Main Street.
The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls (www.roundhousebeacon.com) sits on approximately six acres of land next to Fishkill Creek in Beacon. The project consists of the renovation and adaptive re-use of several historic structures. Once fully open, the property will boast a boutique hotel with a luxury spa, a fine dining restaurant, lounge, and a unique event space capable of hosting seated events for up to 250 people.
For more information, visit www.beaconarts.org.