Business of the Week: Broome County Arts Council

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The Broome County Arts Council is the Greater Binghamton Chamber’s Business of the Week.

Founded in 1986, the Arts Council is a non-profit organization that serves as an umbrella agency for our area’s arts groups.

It raises money through its annual United Cultural Fund campaign which operating dollars for five local arts institutions: Roberson, Tri-Cities Opera, the Binghamton Philharmonic, EPAC and the Goodwill Theatre.

BCAC recently went through a rebranding that included a new mission statement, to serve, preserve and transform.

And it opened its own Artisan Gallery at 95 Court Street which has First Friday art openings and sells work from its member artists including fine art, jewelry, pottery and soap.

Executive Director Nancy Barno Reynolds says the new location is much more accessible for its exhibitions. “I don’t know that people understood that, in supporting and promoting the arts, we had a show every month.  We were always part of First Friday.  But now they do.  So, we’re ground level, we’re right in the heart of the corporate district.  And we’re open every week.”

The Artisan Gallery’s winter hours are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 to 3 plus First Fridays from 6 until 9.

In June, the Arts Council is organizing its inaugural Broome Art Trail on June 1st and 2nd featuring more than 100 artists at over 50 open studios.

For more information, go to BroomeArts.org.
 

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