• Woodstock Artist Association & Museum Awarded $1,000 from Ulster Savings Bank


    The Woodstock Artist Association & Museum (WAAM) has been awarded $1,000 from Ulster Savings Bank to support their art education programs for 2021. The COVID pandemic has resulted in a reduction of public funding for arts education programs in schools. WAAM has been offering supplemental arts education programming to students through their partnerships with local school districts.
    “Our Art for Education programs, which encompasses a range of offerings for school groups, families, youth, and college-aged artists closely align with the bank’s goal of serving the local community,” said Nicole Goldberg, Executive Director, WAAM. “Art education is integral to our mission and has been a driving force of our programming since the WAAM’s establishment over one-hundred years ago,” she added. The program is run by Beth Humphrey, Education Curator, since 2007.
    The WAAM has served as a hub for artistic activity and inspiration in the Hudson Valley since its founding in 1919. Its mission is to promote and foster the visual arts, art education, and artists through dynamic exhibitions and programs to enrich and engage the community. The Arts for Education program offers students, youth, and families opportunities to examine art’s role in history, culture, and personal identity. With deep roots in the Hudson Valley, Ulster Savings Bank understands the value of caring about the communities it serves. In 2020, through their community donation program, they donated over $599,000 to support a wide variety of needs. 
    For more information about the Woodstock Artist Association & Museum, please visit them online at www.woodstockart.org.Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations located in Ulster, Dutchess, and Orange Counties may be eligible for grants from the bank. To learn more, visit UlsterSavings.com.
    About Ulster Savings Bank:
    Headquartered in Kingston, New York, Ulster Savings Bank is a Mutual Savings Bank with assets of $1.173 billion. Ulster Savings Bank has 14 branches located in Kingston, Lake Katrine, Gardiner, New Paltz, Newburgh, Phoenicia, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Saugerties, Stone Ridge, Wappingers Falls, and Woodstock. Additional mortgage lending offices are located in Orange, Dutchess, and Westchester counties.