The mission of SKARTS is to celebrate the visual and performing arts by creating an environment where cultural activity thrives in our community. The 10-year-old organization awards community support grants to artists and arts organizations in Skaneateles and Central NY. The Skaneateles Area Arts Council is a 501(c)3 not-for profit organization.
SKARTS provides the community with a variety of cultural events that serve as fundraisers for the grant program: Gala Concerts by the lake with Grammy-winning, nationally-known performing artists, the Creative Conversation Series, and the Fall Artist Studio Tour – which is slated to re-launch in October 2015. Additionally, Skaneateles Area Arts Council hosts an annual free SKARTS ‘N the Park concert that takes place in the gazebo in Clift Park.