Annual Appeal 2020

This past Spring, as the country—and, indeed, most of the planet—went into shutdown mode, it was clear that the Spencertown Academy would need to make some hard decisions in the interest of keeping our community safe. So in March, we closed our doors.

But we didn’t abandon our mission—to build community through the arts. With your support we planned and produced a wide array of successful events and programs. 

One of the benefits of online programming is its low overhead, so that virtually all of the proceeds go to our bottom line. But the reality is that the pandemic has severely reduced our revenue stream and we are behind where we should be. While your support is always valued, this year it is more vital than ever. Please make your year-end tax-deductible gift today.

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Write with Us: Community Writes

Another terrific response from our creative writing community! Enjoy the first two selections of Part 2.

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Roots and Shoots Streaming

Stay tuned for Virtual musical offerings, coming soon!

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Men At Work

Watch the video of our hard-working painters restoring the exterior of our beautiful building.

Work by artists Stephanie Anderson and Ron Harrington.

Artists at Home

Take a virtual visit to the studios of Stephanie Anderson and Ron Harrington.

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A Big Thank You!

See author presentations on our YouTube channel—see Festival Program for links. Many thanks to our Festival of Books Sponsors

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Our First Virtual Art Exhibit: Members’ Show 2020

Each spring we begin our show season with The Members’ Show. This ever-popular annual event is both an opportunity for our artist members to showcase their work, and a way for us to show our appreciation for their support throughout the year.

The Fifth Annual Members’ Show was scheduled to open on April 25th with a festive reception, but the Pandemic made that impossible. We hope to reschedule for November, but as this is still uncertain, we have taken the plunge and are proud to present this show on-line. 

See the show now.

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

Become a Member

We're dedicated to programs in a welcoming space for our Columbia County community and neighbors. Learn More

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2020 Young Writers' Contest

And the winners are: Alyssa Mowris, first-prize nonfiction and Taibat Ahmed, first-prize fiction. Learn More

A "Home" of Our Own

To keep you all in the loop, we now have our own YouTube channel. Please subscribe, to see what has, and is, going on at the Academy!

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