The arts are an important element in the history and heritage of a community. The mission of the Chenango Arts Council is to support life-enriching art throughout the greater Chenango region and to facilitate the discovery of art in everyday life. Located in the restored and repurposed Norwich High School building, art galleries and an elegant 500-seat theater now fill the space where former classrooms and an auditorium once existed.
Two galleries provide professional exhibition space and showcase several exhibits throughout the year. The Martin W. Kappel theater features live performances, and provides an ideal venue for presentations, business seminars, weddings and other community events. The arts council also offers instructional classes, including design workshops and a Summer Art Camp for students.
In addition to exhibitions, live performance and instructional workshops, the Arts Council supports the growth and development of the local arts by awarding grants to artists and organizations.
Chenango Arts Council in Norwich, an artful blend of past and present, on New York’s Path Through History
Photos Courtesy of:
Chenango Arts Council
Chenango County Historian
Chenango County Historical Society