Art Trails August 24 & 25

Area artists will open their studios to the public for an up-close view of the studio and gallery environments.

Silver Maple Stained Glass

Start your journey here! Pick up your SVAN Art Trail Map while you get some brunchy appetizers and maybe a mimosa, coffee or juice.

My studio (my house) will be open from 9-4 Saturday and Sunday (Aug 24-25) for the SVAN Art Trail. If you don't get started until Sunday don't worry, I'll have appetizers and beverages then also. :)
Check out my creation process and view the glass pieces I'll have available for purchase. Then be on your merry way to the next location on our Art Trail Map.

Maps available at all artist locations and galleries...but this should get you started!!!

NOTE: There will likely be construction and possibly a detour at the intersection of Rt30 & Rt30A, Paul Nigra Center #16 & #17.





Meet the Author - Robin Russell Gaiser

August 9th
SVAN Arts Center
303 South Main Street

Robin Russell Gaiser began asking random strangers to eat lunch
with her over sixteen years ago. "Something shifted" in her the
first time she approached a woman standing in line at
Subway. OPEN FOR LUNCH (Pisgah Press; 2018) tells the
stories of lunches together, the uncanny opening of hearts across
lunch tables. The stories accumulated; Robin began to delve
deeply into her own story as strangers became soulmates,
differences didn't matter and that "something that shifted"
revealed itself over time. Elizabeth Luytens, Editor-in-
Chief, The Great Smokes Review, calls OPEN FOR LUNCH "an
incredible story that happens to be the unvarnished truth."

The Annual SVAN Fundraiser!

Sunday, September 8 from 1pm to 4 pm
Sacandaga Golf Course Club House
126 Pine Ave. in Sacandaga Park in Northville.

This fundraiser helps with heating bills for the SVAN Arts Center.

Tickets are $45.00 per person.

• Hot and cold hors d'oeuvres will be available.

• Unique raffle items are included along with a cash bar.

• Entertainment will be provided by the Jeanne O'Connor Jazz Trio.

Jeanne is a singer of jazz, swing, pop and R&B who moved from New York City to Saratoga Springs. She has begun to gig in the Capital region, and continues to sing in the NY metro area. Jeanne has appeared at New York's Blue Note, Elaine's, J's, the Rainbow Room, the Cat Club, Condon's, Top of the Six's, and many other jazz clubs.

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to enjoy the Jeanne's music stylings as well as help SVAN heat the Arts Center this winter!

Tickets are available by calling 518-414-1167 or through any SVAN Board Member. Space is limited, so get your tickets soon!


SVAN's Library Artist Reception on Tuesday, July 16.

Northville Library
341 South 3rd Street in Northville

The Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN) is hosting a meet-the-artist reception on July 16 from 6-8pm featuring Janene Bouck. Her exhibition, SALVAGE, is on display at the SVAN Gallery in the Northville Library at 341 South 3rd Street in Northville, NY from July 2, 2019, throughout August. Bouck's work has been featured at Saratoga Arts & recognized for award at the Arkell Museum, Canajoharie Library Stone Gallery & the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts.

SALVAGE incorporates regional photography with salvaged material from the Adirondack, Sacandaga & Mohawk Valley Regions. It addresses the artist’s perception of Fulton County; the connections between environment, commerce, education, & social unity. Saratoga Arts made this possible with an Individual Artist Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo & the New York State Legislature.



Nature and Art Interactive Event
for all Ages

The SVAN event, “Nature and Art” held on June 15 was enjoyed by happy artists, young and young at heart. The weather was perfect!

Please note this date and time change:
Artist Reception is moved to Friday, July 5, 4-7PM

We’re re joining with all the artists displaying work at the Northville Gallery
Hope to see you there!


SVAN Gallery, Northville
303 South Main Street

Do you like to collect pebbles or pick wildflowers? Gathering natural materials can be the first step in creating an amazing and fun artwork. SVAN (Sacandaga Valley Arts Network) is hosting a fun and relaxing all-day activity for everyone to enjoy.