Annual KACelebration Night Out!


We hope that you will join us for our

Annual We heART KACelebration Night Out!

February 4th, 2017 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and live music. Silent auction will feature extraordinary experiences.
$35 Advance / $40 At the Door

KACelebration Ticket

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Please consider a donation the Kirkland Art Center today!


Dear ARTS Supporter:

2016 has been a year of positive transition for the Kirkland Art Center!

In June, the Board of Directors appointed Megan Ratcliffe as Executive Director (she was previously the KAC Membership Coordinator and Programming Director). In addition, the KAC has had many successful programs in the music arena with many more to come. Classes have enjoyed good attendance (Dance, Zumba, Nia, Line Dancing, Pottery, Painting and many more). Community events like the Annual Gala and the KAC RUN/Walk, The Spring Recital, The Nutcracker Ballet, monthly exhibitions like our Annual Members Show, the UCP Show, Mohawk Valley Watercolor Society, and Just Add Water II were just a few highlights from this past year.

The KAC also received great support from NYS Council of the Arts, Oneida County, and several other private funders. That said, the KAC could not continue its’ mission of promoting the ARTS without our faithful annual contributors, like you!

Please consider a gift to the Kirkland Art Center to maintain access to the ARTS everyday here in our region. The KAC has had a creative impact on our community since 1961, let’s keep the tradition alive!

Best regards,

Elizabeth C. Tantillo, KAC Board President

KAC Board of Directors, and Staff

Edie Danovitz, VP; Scott Leonard, Treasurer; Louisa Ruffine, Secretary; Steve Bellona, Barbara Decker, Martine Guyot-Bender, Amy James, Robert Knight, Mark Landrey, Nancy Robinson, and Gail Strout.




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Are you part of an

artist, mommy / parent support,

or discussion group?


We would like to host your next meet-up, or you can join one of ours!

Become a part of the KACommunity, and share in ideas, art and learning projects, family wellness, and more with like-minded community members.

Coming soon:

CPR Training for Families

Mommy / Parent Discussion

Mommy and Me Story-Time

Valentines for Veterans

Family Wellness

Contact our office to find out more!

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Tickets are STILL AVAILABLE for The Gibson Brothers!!



Tickets are STILL AVAILABLE for The Gibson Brothers!!

Purchase your Tickets Here


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Call for Art: January 2017 Exhibition


Nasty Women

The Kirkland Art Center announces a call for artwork for an exhibition titled “Nasty Women“.

We welcome submission of work by artists of any gender that address the theme in some way. The interpretation of the theme “Nasty Women” is left up to the artist.

Submissions must be 2-D or other wall-hanging work, must be ready to hang, and will be juried on site. Please also include submission form at drop-off.


Entry fee per piece – $5 for KAC Members / $10 for NON-Members

Artist statement and resume required at drop-off

Deadline – Friday, Jan 13th

Exhibition Dates: January 19th – February 25th

Opening Reception: Sunday January 22nd, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


While the Kirkland Art Center is not an official Nasty Women Exhibition venue, we would like to take a moment to recognize other venues with a similar theme. To learn more about this world-wide call for art, and to see those that are participating for the cause, please see the following link:


The Kirkland Art Center, located in the village of Clinton, NY, hosts a minimum of 8 exhibitions annually including group shows, juried shows and a community art project.

Thank you for your participation.

We are looking forward to another great show!

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Art Cycle Store Coming to the Kirkland Art Center


The Kirkland Art Center (KAC) announces ART CYCLE, A Creative Reuse Program for artistic endeavors.

Clinton, NY:  The Kirkland Art Center has developed ART CYCLE.  The idea was inspired by the need to recycle and reuse arts and crafts supplies.  Websites like Pinterest have ignited the desire to get in touch with our creative sides.  Rather than pay full price for materials to try a project and determine your long-term interest, ART CYCLE will give access to supplies while supporting your local art center!

The KAC ART CYCLE will be collecting new or lightly used materials for resale.  (Lists of sought after items are posted on the KAC web site www.KACNY.ORG).  In this era of de-cluttering, consider donating your surplus art supplies to the KAC.  The KAC will happily acknowledge the gift for tax purposes.

 “It is our hope that ART CYCLE will first and foremost fill a void in our community for inexpensive art supplies as well as, be a source of income to support KAC Programming” noted KAC Board President Elizabeth Tantillo. 

KAC Art instructor and volunteer Trish Craig is leading the project with a committee of volunteers. Craig stated, “Our plan is to engage with the community and to encourage creative possibilities.  This growing trend of Creative Reuse in urban areas should be a perfect fit for the greater Clinton area which is robust with artists of all levels”.

To donate to the KIRKLAND ART CENTER ART CYCLE, stop by Tuesday through Friday 9AM-4: 30 PM.  There is a cart in the front entrance for donations.  If you would like a receipt for tax purposes, proceed to the office for assistance.  Any questions, please call during office hours for more information.

Soft Opening: January 22nd 2017 4-6 pm

The KAC has been dedicated to the ARTS since 1961.


Art cycle wish list



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