Fall Arts Forum and the World Canals Conference

September 18, 2017

Dear Members, Friends and Colleagues,

There are so many great things to do in New York in September; it is always hard to choose where to go and what to see. For those who know me well, you might imagine the list of exhibitions I’d recommend would tilt to fine art or a visit to a historic house. But I wanted to let you know that there are two not-to-missed events in the coming week and it is not to late to add them to your calendar!

On Sunday, September 24 from 1-6 pm, the World Canals Conference will launch with a Free Public Event Day on the waterfront at the Syracuse Inner Harbor. You can take a boat tour or a kayak lesson on Onondaga Lake. Tour the canal schooner Lois McClure, the Erie Canal MuseumEverson Museum of Art, and Onondaga Historical Association. Hot glass shows will be presented by the Corning Museum of Glass’ GlassBarge, representatives from TasteNY will share our state’s specialty foods, the I LOVE NY pod will be set up, and there will be other great music and entertainment. Visit the WCC website for a full schedule of events

The Fall Arts Forum at The Egg in Albany on September 25 & 26 will bring representatives from multi-arts and performing arts centers and public program staff from museums around the state to explore the intersection of art and politics, digital marketing, and creative collaborations. I am honored to be included on a panel to discuss grant funding in the arts. The Performing Arts Showcase at 7:30 PM on September 25th will feature acclaimed cellist, composer, and activist Ben Sollee with his band Kentucky Native, acoustic blues artist Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, The Suitcase Junket and the Vanaver Caravan.  This is a great opportunity to meet colleagues, discuss current issues facing the field and enjoy some great live music! ​For more information and to register go to: http://www.nyspresenters.org/events.html

Hope to see you along my fall travels!

Erika Sanger

Executive Director