About ShoutOut Saugerties
ShoutOut Saugerties, a program of the Town of Saugerties, is a volunteer group of artists, humanists, and community-minded townspeople who believe that a healthy community is a creative community. The organization *shouts out* the town's artists and scholars and increases the visibility of the arts and humanities in Saugerties. Collaborations with merchants, galleries, library, churches, schools and other non-profits are primary to its mission of inclusiveness. A selection of programs throughout the year culminates in a festival throughout October conducted by local visual artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, dancers and historians for residents and visitors to the Hudson Valley
ShoutOut Saugerties came out of Indivisible Saugerties meetings in Spring, 2017, when national foundations for the arts and humanities (NEA, NEH) were threatened with elimination. To call attention to the indispensable role the arts play in our community and the importance of funding, a festival was born that coincided with the National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM) in October—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts.
The core planning and organizing committee for 2017 was Suzanne Bennett, Susana Meyer and Jeremy Russell. With the help of Indivisible, and merchants and artists, they planned and oversaw 35 events in four October weekends with over 60 participating artists.
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Robert Langdon, Visual Art, Marketing
COMMUNITY PLANNERS AND HELPERS
Suzanne Balsamo, Edith Bolt, Todd Brennen, Natalie Charles, Katie Cokinos, Dalia De Jesus, Sari Grandstaff, Beth Glick, Teresa Giordano, Janet Grillo, Josepha Gutelius, Mikhail Horowitz, Laura Huron, Nancy Kline, Terri Massardo, Linda Montano, Susan Murphy, Will Nixon, Joan Reinmuth, John Ronga, Sydnie Grosberg Ronga, Benno Schmidbaur, John Schoonmaker, Hazel Sherburne, Angela Gaffney-Smith, Raissa St. Pierre, Rae Stang, Joanne Pagano Weber, Bruce Weber, Helen Zouvelekis
Thanks to Isabel Soffer for the logo. Postcard and poster design Katie Fisher. Website design: BRIT/NY Studio
Saugerties is 100 miles north of NYC, and 42 miles south of Albany, exit 20 off I-87.
From the Kingston/Rhinecliff bridge, take NY-199 W, RT-32 ramp to Saugerties/Kingston – right at RT-32 right at US-9W – go 2.0 miles
Public Transport from Manhattan:
Adirondack Trailways: https://trailwaysny.com/ runs 2 daily buses from Port Authority to Saugerties, or 20 daily buses to Kingston. From Kingston, 12 miles south of Saugerties, Uber, taxi and car rentals are available.
Amtrak: https://www.amtrak.com/home Amtrak makes station stops in nearby towns of Rhinecliff and Hudson, approximately 30 minutes away by car.
A variety of motels, hotels, inns and Airbnbs come in all price levels. http://www.saugertiestourism.com/lodging/