It was our organization’s founding parents and area artists who recognized in 1989 how much their Westchester community needed access to a richer arts education. Working artists began instructing all ages in their craft, in the intimate cccArts environment more closely resembling traditional apprenticeship training. Art’s value beyond the simple mark on the page became instantly apparent. Character defining qualities sharpened with each students’ approach to the process. Focus, persistence, and patience developed alongside each individual’s problem-solving abilities, creative voice, and awareness of the physical world around them.
Now, more than ever, quality arts education has become a critical and endangered resource. The cccArts is in partnership with local communities and schools to enhance available opportunities for learning wherever possible. We are grateful to the strong local support and hope you’ll take advantage of our unique resource in the community.
About our History
The Croton Cortlandt Center for the Art incorporated as a 501c not for profit in 1991. The organization offered a number of high quality courses in disparate locations until a permanent home was found in 1993. With granted use of a facility within Charles Cook Park by the Town of Cortlandt, cccArts grew exponentially into the vibrant Center it is today. Drawing students from the surrounding communities, we continue to extend our mission to develop each students natural abilities of perception and the visual arts.
The Center has been a conduit for funding of numerous public works arts projects. Murals on the walkway at Croton Metro North Station and around the Town of Cortlandt and Ossining are celebrated by the community. Each project has reflected the striking beauty and diversity of our surroundings and are designed to educate and uplift the viewing public.
About our Board
Laura Holroyd, President
Alycia Vivona, Secretary
Linda Puglisi, Honorary
Gayle Lamb, Executive Director