About Shout Out Saugerties
Shout Out Saugerties is an innovative community-based organization bridging arts, business and community that highlights the wonderfully diverse talent of Saugerties. Shout Out connects local makers, doers and thinkers with the public and drives business and visitors to our town.
SOS sponsors events year-round, but the primary focus is the annual October festival - a month-long celebration of art and culture - with performing arts events, literary readings, conversations, visual art exhibits, crafts, films, carnivals, culinary arts, and street art, all taking place in the town and village of Saugerties.
Shout Out partners with galleries, merchants, restaurants, environmental organizations, churches, schools, arts groups, and the Village and Town of Saugerties, the Public Library, Farmers Market and others, to present events for the enrichment of the community and to highlight its many cultural assets.
Shout Out 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.
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.
Suzanne Bennett, Founder email@example.com
Robert Langdon, Visual Art, Marketing
COMMUNITY PLANNERS AND CONSULTANTS
Suzanne Balsamo, Jennifer Lewis Bennett, Edith Bolt, Katie Cokinos, Dalia De Jesus, Sari Grandstaff, Beth Glick, Teresa Giordano, Janet Grillo, Josepha Gutelius, Mikhail Horowitz, Laura Huron, Nancy Kline, Terri Massardo, 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 Beth Glick, for creating the logo, Nancy Campbell and Prue See for photographs of their paintings, and to Helen Zouvelekis for website design.