Our Town

Wallkill River School

Montgomery, New York

$50,000

2011

Since 2001, the Wallkill River School has been promoting the artistic culture of Orange County, New York, through art classes, workshops, and exhibitions.

The school's Our Town grant will be used to support the development of economic strategies for long-term sustainable partnerships between arts and agriculture in Orange County. Project activities include a study on the economic impact of the arts, community workshops, planning meetings, and arts programming to integrate arts into the rural communities of the county. Farms will host arts activities, workshops, and classes for residents and tourists. Wallkill River School, County of Orange, Orange County Citizen's Foundation, Orange County Arts Council, and the Agricultural Board will collaborate on planning and arts programming activities that will engage as many as 5,000 farmers, artists, residents, and tourists.