Past Events


September 16 – Doors Open at 6:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of scrumptious food and British humor at its best! Nola’s Restaurant in Clinton has created a custom menu to go with cult classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail on the big screen.

$35/person for tables of 6+

*Seating is limited so call to pre-order your seats today.

*For reservations of 6+ please call our Business Office at (315) 853-8871 or stop by the KAC during regular business hours (9:00am – 4:30pm Tuesday-Friday).

Ticket price includes admission to film, one dinner entrée, and your first beverage.

There will be a cash bar during the show featuring beer from

Saranac Brewery,  wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Saranac-copper-kettle-logo-2017-smallNola's Restaurant

Kat Wright with the 8-piece Indomitable Soul Band

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Doors Open at 6:30

Kat Wright Poster

Friday, October 13, 2017 at 6:30pm Kat Wright will perform live at the KAC. General Admission $22, KAC Members $18.

Their name derives from a deep passion for creating powerful music, and they deliver. Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band will be performing live in concert on the Kirkland Art Center stage on Friday, October 13 at 7:30pm. Come experience this radiant 8-piece band, fresh off releasing their debut album By My Side. 

 Touring the East Coast from Maine to Miami this fall, music lovers can enjoy a soul band “lush with grooving beats, exultant horns and a glittering optimism” –Seven Days. Alumnus of two Syracuse Jazz Festivals, the Brooklyn Bowl, Washington D.C.’s Anti-Ball, among others, the band is finding success, racking up awards and accolades along the way.

The Rhythm In You

The Rhythm In You

Wellness Through Drumming
Bring your body and mind back to basics with the Kirkland Art Center’s The Rhythm in You this October. Join our experienced, certified drum facilitators Teresa Dunn and Kelly Yacco in this exciting one day only workshop for an afternoon of creative expression, positivity, and relaxation. Empower yourself in a community of spontaneous music!

A Drum Circle:
*Places you in a positive state
*Induces deep relaxation
*Helps control pain
*Boosts your immune system
*Creates a sense of connectedness
*Drumming allows you to flow with the rhythms of life by simply feeling the beat
*Releases negative feelings
*Stimulates deep thinking and puts you in the present moment
*Drumming stimulates creative expression
** Test anxiety – Drumming brings the mind and body back to “baseline”


Drum facilitator Teresa Dunn.


Drum facilitator Kelly Yacco.


Drum facilitator Kelly Yacco.

The Kirkland Art Center will be offering two sessions on Sunday, October 15th. The Youth Session, ages 6-12 will be held at 1:00 – 1:30 and our adult session, ages 12 and up, will be held from 1:30 – 3:00. We will be offering member discounts as well as an early-bird discount to participants who sign up before October 10th.

Jeremy Wallace Trio

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Doors Open at 6:30

Jeremy Wallace Trio

Saturday October 28, 2017 at 6:30pm The Jeremy Wallace Trio will perform live at the KAC. General Admission $18, KAC Members $15.

Edgy, dangerous and with a great emphasis on the raw energy of his craft, Wallace emerges with a stunning sound with a little folk, a tinge of rock, some country, and loaded with gritty blues.

His collection of songs are a reflection of Wallace’s station in life: he has fallen in and out of love again, busted a few knuckles and bruised a couple of shins. Even though his loyal following will notice a certain wistfulness in the lyrics, they will also recognize a new confidence in Wallace’s voice and guitar. His humor has gotten a little darker and the sound a little looser.

Get to know the trio’s music here!

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Doors Open at 7:00, Concert Starts at 7:30

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons at KEXP photo by Amber Zbitnoff

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons at KEXP photo by Amber Zbitnoff

Saturday November 4th, 2017 at 7:30pm Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons will perform live at the KAC. General Admission $18, KAC Members $15.

“Folk music is storytelling.” – Ben Hunter

The duo Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons have been playing together for over five years and they’ve got a lot of stories to tell you.

Classically trained on the violin since age 5, Ben Hunter tried his hand at the fiddle for the first time as an adult. Growing up in Arizona via Zimbabwe and Lesotho, Ben draws musical inspiration from his unique experiences.

Joe Seamons grew up in the backwoods of Northwest Oregon, listening to local folk music played by sawmill workers, loggers and fishermen whose music reflected the character of the region. While they’ve got very divergent life stories, they due combine for an amazing acoustic blues set you’ll not want to miss.


Darryl Rahn

Saturday November 25th, 2017 Darryl Rahn will perform live at the KAC. General Admission $8, KAC Members $5. Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show Starts at 7:00pm


After a sell-out crowd last year, Utica-born and Brooklyn-based Darryl Rahn returns to the KAC’s stage for this holiday concert! Become captivated by Rahn’s straight-ahead singer-songwriter folk music, most of it centered around the lyrics and sparse but effective acoustic guitar accompaniment.

Rahn has shared the stage with national acts such as Guster, Wild Child, and Daniel Bachman, and is currently on the road supporting his latest record, ‘Everything Is Fine.’

On Saturday, November 25th, Darryl will be stopping at the Kirkland Arts Center in Clinton, NY where he will be playing songs from his entire collection, along with a few popular covers and originals that have yet to be recorded.

Visit his website for more music here!

*Tickets are first come first serve. The KAC has a no refund policy on concert tickets.

Upcoming Event:

The Nutcracker

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:30

The Nutcracker is a perfect gateway to the holiday season! Join us in celebration of the beloved, classic masterpiece.

This version of The Nutcracker follows the journey of young Maria who receives a nutcracker as a gift at a Christmas Eve party. She encounters the frightful Mouse King before embarking on a wondrous journey with her handsome prince through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets.

Kirkland Art Center is once again collaborating with Center Stage Dance Studio, and members of the community, to bring the highly anticipated annual performance of The Nutcracker back to the village of Clinton, NY. This lively production brings together over 100 dancers, from beginner to professional level.

The classical ballet performed in two acts will be held on Friday, December 1st at 6:30 p.m. at the Clinton Performing Arts Complex.

Floodwood: Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9

Floodwood Live at the KAC with Special Guests Nigel Felony (Friday @ 7:00pm) and The Old Main (Saturday @6:45pm).

Floodwood hits the stage at 8:00pm both nights!

Doors open at 6:30pm

Floodwood Poster Final

One Night Pass: General Admission $25, KAC Members $23.

Two Night Pass: General Admission $40, KAC Members $36.

Join the Kirkland Art Center in welcoming Floodwood to the Main Stage for the release of their new album Til’ I Die!

With two nights to choose from, this is a show you can’t miss! The band will be on hand after the show to sign copies of the new release.

Floodwood is a progressive string band from Central NY featuring the combined talents of Vinnie Amico (moe.), Tony Markellis (Trey Anastasio Band), Jason Barady, Nick Piccininni and Chris Eves. With “bluegrass instruments” (plus drums) these 5 musicians from varied backgrounds show that music knows no bounds. At a Floodwood show you can expect to hear everything from traditional sounding bluegrass to Jessie J, jazz to the Grateful Dead…really just anything and everything.

Floodwood combines brother-like rivalry, a passion for music, lots of laughter and a heapload of energy into one very entertaining performance. Anything can happen with Floodwood…

…and they will make you part of it.

*To purchase tickets for both nights, click the button below, select either date, then click ‘Tickets’ and select ‘Two Night Package Deal’.

*Tickets are first come first serve. The KAC has a no refund policy on concert tickets.


David Hicks & Mohawk Valley Artists

Hicks poster


The Kirkland Art Center’s
Annual Holiday Party and Small Works Show Opening Reception

Holiday Party
Sunday, December 10 4:00 – 6:0

Come out with your friends and family to enjoy this community event at the Kirkland Art Center. Holiday cheer, refreshments, live local music, and affordable artwork in our Small Works Show are all on tap for the evening.

Small Works Card copyPlease feel free to invite friends and family to this community event, the more the merrier!

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