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"ALL TOGETHER NOW"
Arts Celebration Weekend in Saratoga

The All Together Now: Arts Celebration Weekend in Saratoga will be held June 2-5, 2022, serving as an official re-opening of Saratoga’s cultural destinations. 

 

Fueled by the support from Saratoga Springs mayor Ron Kim, a coalition of arts & culture not-for-profits including Caffè Lena, Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Yaddo, Pitney Meadows Community Farm, C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios, and Home Made Theater are collaborating and coordinating with the Mayor’s Arts Commission to offer a celebratory weekend featuring a broad range of programming for residents and visitors, of all ages and interests.

As a world-class cultural destination rapidly being discovered by travelers from all over the globe, Saratoga will be overtaken by art exhibitions and performances from local and globally known artists, musicians and poets.

From Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, June 5 about 40 free and ticketed events will be happening in or a short distance from culture-rich downtown Saratoga Springs.

All Together Now – Highlights & Happenings

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Thursday, June 2:

9AM– 5PM, Saratoga Arts, Free

Exhibition featuring works by Brenton Smith, Carol Caruso, Carter Hodgkin, Sarah Haze

3PM, Tang Teaching Museum, Free

A behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum with a Tang Guide

5:30-6:30PM, Saratoga Arts, Free

“First Thursday” performance featuring Alan Dunham & Tania Susi

7PM, SPAC/Live Nation $40– $125

Zac Brown Band with special guest Robert Randolph Band

7:30PM, The Round Lake Auditorium, Round Lake Village, $75

PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE

7PM-9PM, Caffè Lena, $25

Lindsey Webster

 

 

Friday, June 3:

9AM– 5PM, Saratoga Arts, Free

Exhibition featuring works by Brenton Smith, Carol Caruso, Carter Hodgkin, Sarah Haze

Noon-5PM, Tang Teaching Museum, Free

Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science
Lauren Kelley: Location Scouting

7:30PM, Home Made Theater, $35

The Last Five Years musical

5PM– 7PM, Saratoga Arts, Free

All Together Now open house kick-off celebration

7PM, SPAC/Live Nation, $35– $200

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

7:30PM, The Round Lake Auditorium, Round Lake Village, $75

PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE

8PM-10PM, Caffè Lena, $20

Nordlys Global Voices Series: Mamselle Ruiz

Saturday, June 4:

9AM-5PM, Pitney Meadows Community Farm, Sliding Scale $10- $20

Plein Air Art Making at the Farm

Noon-2:30PM, Saratoga City Music Hall

Saratoga Arts presents Community Talent Show

Noon–4PM, The Gardens at Yaddo, Free with RSVP, Yaddo.org/events

Art in Action: Poetry

Noon-5PM, Tang Teaching Museum, Free

Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science
Lauren Kelley: Location Scouting
Alumni Invitational 5
Robert Tracy on Dance

Noon– 5PM, Saratoga Arts, Free

Exhibition featuring works by Brenton Smith, Carol Caruso, Carter Hodgkin, Sarah Haze
Live Music
Popup Market

2PM & 7:30PM, Home Made Theater, $35

The Last Five Years musical

3PM-4PM, Caffè Lena, Free

Little Folks Show with Moose Junior

3:30PM, Tang Teaching Museum, Free

Curator’s Tour of Alumni Invitational 5

8PM, Caffè Lena, $22

Daisycutter

 

Sunday, June 5:

Noon–4PM, The Gardens at Yaddo, Free with RSVP, Yaddo.org/events

Art in Action: Poetry

Noon-4PM, C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios, Free

Open House and All Ages Open Studios

Noon-5PM, Tang Teaching Museum, Free

Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science
Lauren Kelley: Location Scouting
Alumni Invitational 5
Robert Tracy on Dance

2PM-4PM, Caffè Lena, Free

Playwright’s Jam

2PM-5:30PM, SPAC, Free Registration Required

The Adirondack Trust Company Festival of Young Artists

2PM-5:30PM, SPAC, Free

Merce My Way, Photographs by Mikhail Baryshnikov

2PM-7:30PM, Home Made Theater, $35

The Last Five Years musical

4PM, In Concert with Northshire Bookstore, Free

Yaddo Presents: Joshua Ferris, author of A Calling for Charlie Barnes

7PM, Caffè Lena, $45
Chieli Minucci & Special EFX 

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Among the highlights of the weekend celebration, the Adirondack Trust Company Festival of Young Artists at SPAC on Sunday, June 5 will feature presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco, the first-ever visiting artist for the SPAC School of the Arts. Serving as a master of ceremonies and a headlining act, Blanco will lead hundreds of young Capital Region artists in a must-see display of creativity that combines music, song, poetry, visual art and dance. The day’s events on SPAC’s main stage will include a recitation of Blanco’s poem, “Declaration of Interdependence.”

SPAC will also welcome visitors inside its newest building, The Pines at SPAC, for an exhibit displaying Mikhail Baryshnikov's photographs of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. These vibrant and expressive depictions of Cunningham’s work, vividly capture the intricate and beautiful movements of the dancers. Visit spac.org for more information.

“As the perfect confluence of natural and man-made beauty, Saratoga has long been a place of inspiration and refuge where people can connect with each other and become immersed in incomparable arts and cultural experiences. Even during the early days of the pandemic, we found ways to nourish the curiosity and enrich the lives of people in our community,” said Elizabeth Sobol, president and CEO of Saratoga Performing Arts Center. “And now, we move forward, remembering what we’ve overcome and looking ahead to a reinvigorating weekend when our gates at SPAC and the doors of cultural institutions throughout our region will swing wide open as we come together again and welcome new visitors and longtime friends back to Saratoga.”

Caffe Lena

Caffè Lena

Caffè Lena, recent winner of the Eddie Award for Best Small Venue in the Capital Region, will present a variety of daytime and evening events at their historic downtown location. Shows include Billboard Jazz chart-topper Lindsey Webster on Thursday. Friday and Saturday night features performances from bilingual global folk singer Mamselle Ruiz of Montreal, and downstate alt-country band Daisycutter. A free children's concert with Vermont's Moose Junior takes place on Saturday afternoon, and area playwrights will give a free reading of new works on Sunday afternoon. Caffè Lena wraps up on Sunday evening with celebrated Los Angeles Jazz Fusion ensemble Special EFX. For more information about Caffè Lena, click here

"Caffè Lena was able to remain active throughout the pandemic, but we were limited in what we could offer because artists were not touring. This celebration weekend shows us back to normal with exciting bands coming in from Los Angeles, Montreal, New York and New England. We want to show visitors the full breadth of what they can experience here at Lena's year round," says Sarah Craig, Executive Director of Caffè Lena.

Saratoga Arts Center

Saratoga Arts

 "Saratoga Arts creates community through art and are delighted to partner in 'All Together Now'." says Louise Kerr, Executive Director of Saratoga Arts. “We're thrilled this weekend coincides with so many offerings and enables us to amplify the great work happening in our city, county, and region"

Stop by 320 Broadway on Friday, June 3 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. to ‘raise a glass to the arts’ kickoff event. Saratoga Arts will host the first-ever Saratoga Arts Community Talent Show on Saturday afternoon at the Saratoga City Music Hall. This family-friendly show features participants from across the Capital Region and North Country, giving each an opportunity to share their artistic talents and creativity. On Friday and Saturday, Saratoga Arts will offer several art exhibitions displaying the works of Brenton Smith, Carol Caruso, Carter Hodgkin and Sarah Haze. The venue’s resident community theatre group, Home Made Theater, is performing the emotionally powerful and intimate musical The Last Five Years, twice a day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For more information about Saratoga Arts, click here.

Tang MuseumThe Tang Teaching Museum

The Tang Teaching Museum will host a variety of free art exhibitions throughout the weekend-long event, including Robert Tracy on Dance, which features photographs from Tracy’s seminal book Balanchine’s Ballerinas: Conversations with the Muses that explored the experiences of well-known ballet stars of the era. The Tang will also offer free public tours. For a full list of events at the Tang, click here.

“We are so excited to welcome new visitors and old friends back to the Tang,” says Tang Museum Dayton Director Ian Berry.Robert Tracy on Dance celebrates Skidmore’s deep connection with the city’s long cultural history. At Skidmore in the 1970s, Tracy studied with Melissa Hayden, a star of New York City Ballet, which makes its summer home at SPAC. In addition to the elegant photographs from Tracy’s archive, summer visitors to the Tang will discover new artwork by acclaimed alumni, unexpected connections between fiber arts and sciences, new animations, and immersive sound art in the elevator. We are proud to continue the All Together Now tradition and open our doors for this special weekend along with our great colleagues across the city.”

Yaddo

Yaddo, the renowned artists’ retreat, will open its gardens to the community from noon -- 4 p.m. for a poetry and dance event event on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, including a self-guided poetry tour and live performances. Closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the weekend event will serve as a preview event before the gardens open to the public on Monday, June 6. In partnership with Northshire Bookstore, “Yaddo Presents” will also bring an afternoon with acclaimed author Joshua Ferris to the weekend’s offerings. To learn more about Yaddo, click here.

 

“We all know how tough these past years have been for individual artists and for those of us who work to support a vibrant arts community,” says Yaddo President Elaina Richardson. “But there were silver linings in the form of great work created during the shutdown, fresh initiatives that encouraged different kinds of connection, and a strengthened bond between partners in the arts world. This is a marvelous opportunity to celebrate all of that. We can come back stronger, smarter, and more inclusive than ever. Yaddo is delighted to play a part in saying Cheers to that!” 

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