The Sacandaga Valley Arts Network: A Cornucopia of Creativity

The Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN), draws crowds of over 350 people who have come to connect, enjoy a picnic dinner or takeout from a local restaurant, and listen to free concerts in a variety of musical genres, with the stunning Great Sacandaga Lake as a backdrop.

Caroga Arts Collective – Welcomes the World

They come from places like Brazil, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Finland, Portugal, and Canada, as well as from 22 states. They play with such well-known organizations as the Seattle Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Over the course of a summer, they’ll present 40 performances, drawing over 6,500 audience members to enjoy an eclectic mix of genres including classical, bluegrass, jazz, and pop.