About

The Essex County Arts Council is a 501c3 non-profit organization serving Essex County in the beautiful Adirondack region of upstate New York. Download 2017 brochure here.

OUR MISSION

Essex County Arts Council promotes and advocates a vibrant culture for the arts through an effective county-wide system to proactively connect organizations, artists and students with full time and seasonal residents, and visitors.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

 
Jean-Jacques Duval
Artist
Willsboro
 
Deborah Fitts
Executive Director, Lake Placid Sinfonietta
Lake Placid 
 
Margaret Gibbs, President
Heritage Program Director, Lakes to Locks Passage
Westport 
 
Cory Gillilland
Curator Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution
Willsboro 
 
Rebecca Kelly
Artistic Director, Tahawus Center, Au Sable Forks, NY, and Artistic Director, Rebecca Kelly Ballet, NYC
NYC & Au Sable Forks 
 
Tony Kostecki, Treasurer
General Director, Seagle Music Colony
Schroon Lake 
 
Leslie Shipps, Secretary
Trustee, East Branch Friends of the Arts
Keene Valley 
 
Linda Smyth
Artist
Port Henry 
 
Michelle Zelkowitz PhD
Photo-Artist, (Retired) Arts Educator
Elizabethtown