BeaconArts @ Night Meeting Minutes: 07/27/2016

NEW beaconarts_logoBeaconArts@Night General meeting minutes

Wednesday July 27, 2016, 7:00 pm

Chill Wine Bar, 173 Main Street


Welcome and Introductions

Big turnout, several new attendees!

Description of BeaconArts mission, and role as non-profit, and how it helps artists, organizations, and projects

meet monthly to discuss projects and network and bring people together


Project Manager reports

opening night- Pontoon band performing, after party at Dogwood

opening films ‘Bridge Music’ by Joseph Bertoluzzi and ‘Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story’

info and advance tix on website

after school music program

fundraiser in Feb or March TBA

  • Windows on Main not happening this yr, but will start to plan for next yr starting in Nov- volunteers welcome
  • Beacon 3D – sculptures installed along Main St

planning to create acquisition fund to purchase a sculpture for Beacon 3D collection/City of Beacon

The Yawner by Jon Reichert, part of Beacon 3D sculpture project, is repaired and re-installed at Bank Sq terrace



3 new biz members- Terreson-Beacon Gallery, Robin’s Nest, Beacon Talents

86 biz, 14 friend 158 indie members

Binnacle Books event next Sat- reading, wine, music



Arts Mid-Hudson “Dutchess Arts Partners” grant for marketing and communications – $1,500

Art Along Hudson developing web app to help explore area art, itinerary builder –

Submit events and listings to


Financial Report

MFU- published once a month on our website


Beacon and Beyond

  • Howland Library fundraiser- small works show- call for submission, and silent auctionSee website for info or visit Michelle Rivas at library
  • One Hour Workshops- new idea by Ed Benavente; Sat mornings 9-10 am with coffee and donuts; members can share ideas and suggest or teach topics, First one taught by Ed- knot tying 9-10 am at Welcome Center in Polhill Park on July 30.
  • Aug 13, 10-12 Robin’s Nest- workshop for artists at Compass arts
  • Fireball Run, Sept 28 – City is looking for artists interested in painting the street; this is a show similar to Great American Race, filming 3 – 6p on Wednesday September 28, showcasing Dutchess County and Beacon.  More info: and here on our website:

chillThanks to Chill Wine Bar and proprietor Jim Svetz for hosting!