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Since the inception of SACANDAGA VALLEY ARTS NETWORK LTD (SVAN) in February 1997, SVAN has grown to a membership of over 200 members with a volunteer working board of 10 active members. SVAN has organized, sponsored or partnered with other organizations on over 75 events and workshops annually.  Officers and Directors are elected each year during the annual meeting by vote of the SVAN membership.

SVAN, while founded and centered in Northville, NY serves communities within the Sacandaga watershed in the south-central Adirondacks, an area covering almost 1000 square miles and parts of Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga and Warren counties that include the communities of Arietta, Benson, Bleeker, Broadalbin, Day, Edinburg, Hadley, Hope, Lake Luzerne, Lake Pleasant, Mayfield, North Hampton, Northville, Piseco, Providence, Speculator, Wells and Vail Mills.  SVAN also recognizes our large membership just outside the watershed region in Gloversville and Johnstown.


The SVAN Board of Directors reviews and approves annual budgets and program schedules submitted by the many program and event committees. Support for many of the music concerts comes in part from Saratoga Arts through its Fulton-Montgomery Arts Grants Program, which is made possible by the Governor and New York State Legislature. We have also received grants and event sponsorship from the Northville Merchants Association and area businesses, as well as private and corporate donations. The remainder of the support to present SVAN events and programs comes from collected revenues such as ticket sales, membership dues, workshop fees and commission from gallery art sales. The grants and revenues, along with an amazing group of volunteers, enable SVAN to provide a wonderful varied selection of art related opportunities to our community. Listed below are the events and programs scheduled throughout the year. For more detailed information regarding the program scheduling, click on the calendar button.


SVAN Performing Arts: Music

SVAN Concert Series

Winter Coffee House Series (4 concerts)

Summer Concert Series (8 concerts)

Classical Concert Series (2 concerts)

Additionally, SVAN presents concerts to support the Sacandaga Senior Task Force as well as support to the Rotary Woodworking and Fine Arts Weekend in Northville, NY


SVAN Performing Arts:
Sacandaga MusicalTheater

Multiple Dinner Theater events (mystery, musical, comedy or dinner-theater presentation)
Hot Night (cabaret-style music variety performance)


SVAN Visual Arts

SVAN Arts Center Gallery in Northville, NY (Rotating artists & artwork and receptions)
Vail Mills Artist Gallery (Rotating artists & artwork)
Northville NY Library Art Exhibits (Featured artist & artwork and receptions)
Annual Membership Show and reception
Art Trails (summer weekend of studio open-house showings/demonstrations)


SVAN Workshops

A wide variety of over 30 workshops and skill development programs per year, conducted by skilled artists, craftspeople and professionals in their artistic expression. Workshops have included such topical offerings as painting, photography, textiles/weaving, woodworking, jewelry-making, stained glass and literary/writing programs.

SVAN Board of Directors

President (Administration): Rick Hasenauer (Term ends 2019),
Treasurer: Carolyn Darkangelo (Term ends 2021),
Secretary (and Theater Committee Chair - SMT): Shelley Murphy (Term ends 2018),
Arts Center Mgr: Sandra Peters (Term ends 2020)
Art Club/NCS Liaison: Arlène Rambush (Term ends 2018) 2018),
Music Committee Chair: Barb Spaeth (Term ends 2018),
Social Media Chair: Carolyn Adamczyk (Term ends 2020),
At Large: Don Hoffman (Term ends 2018),
At Large: Samantha Saladino (Term ends 2019),
At Large: Diane Knapp (Term ends 2021),