Huntington Arts Council established the Journey Program two decades ago as a means of integrating the arts into the school curriculum. What began as a modest arts-in-education project has since grown to include seven school districts in and around the Township of Huntington. The program serves upwards of 40,000 children from grades K-12.
A calendar of our member's events.
Huntington Arts Council maintains an exhibition space, the Main St Petite Gallery, in front of our offices. Updated information is also available for Art-trium, Art in the Atrium.
In 1977, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) developed the Decentralization program in response to a state legislative mandate that encouraged the administration and awarding of grant money at a local level. Through this program, non-profit organizations and individual artists may apply annually for grants to help strengthen the arts and cultural programs in their communities. It is the intention of the New York State Council on the Arts that these funds, regranted through Decentralization, provide developmental support to those organizations exhibiting quality programming, community support, and professionalism.
On Long Island, in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, Decentralization is administered by the Huntington Arts Council. Funding decisions are made by a series of panels comprised of local artists, community leaders, and individuals from throughout Long Island. All award recommendations are required to be voted on by the Board of Directors of the Huntington Arts Council, Inc.
In 1966 a great tradition was born in the town of Huntington- the Summer Arts Festival held its first concert on the steps of the Hecksher Museum. Since that time millions of Huntington residents have enjoyed concerts in the park, now expanded to a full season of performances by local and nationally known artists on the modernized Chapin Rainbow Stage.