A note for the Ballston Spa Committee on the Arts


Hello BSBPA members! 


In the Fall of 2019 the Village Board formed the Ballston Spa Committee on the Arts with the goals of enhancing our quality of life through art, and bringing visitors and residents to the Village. A component of our vision is to highlight Ballston Spa as a “day destination”….so at our core, we share that vision with each of you. 


We encourage ALL village residents and businesses to become ‘creators’ by hosting, supporting, and participating in arts and creative activities. We started by hosting the Sounds of Summer concerts at Brookside and offering planters that businesses and residents could paint, plant, and display. We also oversee the placement of banners on our light poles in the Village. Now we’re looking to expand our reach and our partnerships – this is where YOU come in.


Some examples of how YOU can help US:

  • Host art (all forms) in your business or gallery. Many of you already have terrific art in your spaces. 
  • Host music, poetry, storytelling events.
  • Host art creation or crafting events.
  • Consider designing streetlight banners highlighting a community organization.
  • Invite artists and crafters to use your space.
  • Participate in art projects in the Village.

WE can help YOU by promoting these exhibits and events on our website (https://www.ballstonspaarts.com/) and social media outlets, providing connections to artists, and in some cases, linking you with resources or financial support. 


Remember the Art Walk? We are looking to recreate the map, to attract residents and visitors to Ballston Spa businesses and parks. We’d like as MANY points on the map as possible and we need yours!


Contact arts@villageofballstonspa.org for further information and share your ideas. 


Thanks very much for your ongoing support,


Ballston Spa Committee on the Arts members:

Katie Tiedemann, chair

Cathy Hackert

Ashley Bush

Kate Van Buren


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