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Stewart’s Shops / Dake Family Donates $100,000 Towards Construction of the NEW Cornell Creative Arts Center in Mid-Town Kingston

May 8, 2019

Stewart's shops logo with Dake Family under it

The Arc of Ulster-Greene and the Cornell Creative Arts Center are pleased to receive a $100,000 grant from Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family to go towards the construction of the new Cornell Creative Arts Center scheduled to open in Fall 2019 in Mid-Town Kingston.

The Arc of Ulster-Greene is thrilled to receive this generous grant from Stewart’s Shops / Dake Family. The monies will go towards enriching the lives of the people we support and our general community by providing them with the opportunity to express their creativity in a secure inclusive environment. – John McHugh, Executive Director of The Arc of Ulster-Greene
The community art center is 10,000 sq. ft. of open space that will be transformed into vibrant community arts center for everyone. The center will feature a ceramics studio, art class studios, co-working space, art gallery as well as studio space for artists to rent at an affordable rate.

The Arc of Ulster-Greene currently assists many aspiring artists that will further benefit from utilizing the Cornell Creative Arts Center. The center will provide opportunities for individuals to express their artistic abilities, gain confidence, and instill pride in the artwork they create. Opening the center to the general community will provide inclusion of all abilities and will support the Cornell Creative Arts Center Mission: “To cultivate a synergy between businesses, artists and people with disabilities working creatively together and empowering one another in order to achieve their goals and reach their true potential.”