History

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. 

 Morning Near the Sawyerkill by Nancy Campbell

Morning Near the Sawyerkill by Nancy Campbell