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On Tuesday, August 25th, there will be a coming together of local artists and musicians to support a charity that plans to build a school for impoverished children in Uganda. 

Kick off the start of Travers Festival with a fantastic showcase of art in Saratoga Springs. The Saratoga Arts Celebration is not an event you'll want to miss! 

Did you know that Fridays at SPAC are family nights? Before The Philadelphia Orchestra and New York City Ballet performances, families can enjoy fun activities such as chalk contests, balloon animals, free Stewarts ice cream, an instrument petting zoo and more, all on the lawn at SPAC!

Saratoga Springs is already known for its vibrant performing arts scene, but a recently announced partnership seeks to expand it even more. Universal Preservation Hall, a former church that has hosted a variety of events since the early 2000's, is teaming up with one of the Capital Region's most prominent venues, and this partnership will certainly be beneficial for all parties.

The New York City Ballet has been calling Saratoga Springs home since the summer of 1966, and each year they bring the magic that is Balanchine's, among others, magnificent choreography to the stage at SPAC. Last night, they opened their season of what's sure to be a spectacular two weeks of leaps, turns and the finest artistry. 

Saratoga Shakespeare Company is celebrating its 15th summer season along with Saratoga's Centennial! This free outdoor theatre program has called Congress Park home summer after summer, and has returned for the 2015 season with an expanded program.


An international wedding and fashion photographer, Lisa Miller, is also the artist behind the lens of some of Saratoga's most stunning and unique horse photography, recently recognized with distinctions from ESPN and Bloodhorse.com.

This summer, the new Equine Gallery at Studio di Luce spotlights her acclaimed photography in a place of its own.

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With photographs that evoke such emotion, it's no secret that horses hold a very special place in Miller's heart. That's why her sales profit more than just her own bottom line.

Ever wonder what it's like to perform on stages around the world? Want to strike up a conversation with a New York City Ballet dancer? Listen to the stories of different performers at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) with the return of Pre-Performance Talks this season, presented by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Justin Peck
NYCB Soloist and Resident Choreographer Justin Peck
Seating is limited, and these events do sell out, so be sure to reserve your seat early.

Through this series, audiences have the opportunity to connect and interact with stars in the worlds of dance and classical music.

These educational pre-show talks will be located in the beautiful setting of the Hall of Springs prior to many of this season's performances, including Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, New York City Ballet, National Ballet of China, and The Philadelphia Orchestra.

"Pre-Performance Talks allow arts lovers to gain personal insights shared by prominent performers and scholars," said Marcia J. White, SPAC's President & Executive Director. "With luminaries including Peter Martins, Justin Peck, Fei Bo, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin all scheduled to give a behind-the-scenes look at the life of an artist, these informative presentations provide a unique educational experience in the arts."

What's better than celebrating the arts with fun activities, food and live music on a warm July day? If that sounds good to you, swing by the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College on July 11th for its second annual Frances Day. There are numerous events planned for all ages, and best, yet - they are free!

If you remember last week, we wrote about SaratogaArtsFest and all of the fun, art-centered events taking place throughout this upcoming weekend in downtown Saratoga. However, this will be the last run for this beloved and popular annual event. After eight years, SaratogaArtsFest is taking its event in a new direction that will debut this fall! 


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