The Sixth Annual Adirondack Trust Company Festival of Young Artists is Scheduled for June 4 at SPAC

Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will host the sixth annual Adirondack Trust Company Festival of Young Artists on Sunday, June 4. Beginning at 2 p.m., this year’s festival will celebrate the creativity of more than 700 of the Capital Region’s brightest young dancers, musicians, singers, poets, and visual artists in support of SPAC’s mission to provide free access to enriching arts programs for local youth.

This free community festival will feature performances by the Empire State Youth Orchestra, Northeast Ballet Company, Capital District Youth Chorale, the SPAC School of the Arts, and local school ensembles.

The Sunday afternoon festival will feature individual performances and art displays, culminating in a large-scale, coordinated production on SPAC’s stage. SPAC additionally revealed the online student gallery, showcasing the accepted submissions for the upcoming festival. SPAC’s grounds will be transformed into a festive celebration and will feature pop-up performances throughout the afternoon plus free ice cream provided by Stewart’s Shops.

Elizabeth Sobol, President and CEO of Saratoga Performing Arts Center, said, “Our annual Festival of Young Artists embodies all that SPAC stands for in its commitment to the arts, nature, and the community. As stewards of the Earth and preservers of art, it is especially poignant that we gather this year to celebrate hundreds of local young artists while also honoring our planet and its awe-inspiring beauty. We are grateful to The Adirondack Trust Company for their continued support of this landmark event and the thousands of young artists that it has represented over the past six years.” 

Nearly 300 student works were submitted for this year’s festival, and the collection of Earth-inspired pieces is an eye-opening representation of this generation’s deep admiration of our planet as well as their concern for its future. It is a breathtaking display that we hope will inspire other generations to take note and act.

 Dennis Moench, VP of Education for SPAC

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), located in the historic resort town of Saratoga Springs in upstate New York, is one of America’s most prestigious summer festivals. SPAC embraces an ever-expanding definition of the Arts, including not only performing arts but also visual arts, literary arts, culinary arts, healing arts, and beyond, featuring guest artists and speakers within a year-round calendar of events.

Each year, SPAC’s education programs reach more than 50,000 individuals, offer more than 1,500 classes, presentations, performances, and events, and partner with more than 115 schools and non-profit organizations across the greater Capital Region. SPAC’s flagship educational offerings include the in-school “Classical Kids” music and dance program; in-school dance residencies with SPAC teaching artists; “Summer Nights at SPAC” program which provides transportation, meals, and free performance tickets to families from under-resourced communities; and its annual signature event “The Adirondack Trust Company Festival of Young Artists,” which celebrates hundreds of student dancers, singers, musicians, poets and visual artists. In 2020, SPAC’s education program created free online content for students, families, and educators. The continuing virtual platforms include “The Festival of Young Artists Online Gallery” and “The SPAC Learning Library.” The SPAC School of the Arts operates out of the Lewis A. Swyer Studios on the National Museum of Dance campus.

The Sixth Annual Adirondack Trust Company Festival of Young Artists is free to the community, however, registration is required. Visit for details. 

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