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Save the Date for our 50th Anniversary Gala

Tiac Announces 50th Anniversary Gala

CLAYTON, NY (April 12, 2017) The Thousand Islands Arts Center ~ Home of the Handweaving Museum is pleased to announce its 50th Anniversary Gala will be celebrated on July 6, from 6 - 8:30 pm at Saint Lawrence Spirits. Purchase your tickets in advance for this once in a lifetime celebration of the Thousand Islands Arts Center and the people that have woven it into the institution that it is today!


In commemoration of this landmark anniversary, Nancy Hammond has created an exclusive 50th Anniversary poster which will be for sale in limited quantities. The original painting will be unveiled and auctioned at the 50th Anniversary Gala. Hammond will also be exhibiting her latest prints at TIAC June 29 - July 25, It Started at the River: Prints & Paintings by Nancy Hammond. Nancy Hammond, Annapolis, Maryland, is a contemporary painter with an eye for water life. Her tasteful collection of prints with unique design elements are celebrated throughout the United States, specifically her annual poster series of the Chesapeake, which has been hailed a “phenomenon.”


Throughout the year the Thousand Islands Arts Center will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Look for our 50th Anniversary logo on all of our publications. The logo includes the 1000 Islands Tartan which was woven by the Art Center’s first Dean, Emily Post. The Arts Center held its first class in 1966 with 40 students who assembled from across the country to learn the heritage art of handweaving. Today the tradition lives on with TIAC’s schedule of special events, rotating exhibitions, its permanent textile collection, and a year-round arts curriculum for all ages.


The Thousand Islands Arts Center’s mission is to preserve and promote art and craft through education, instruction, exhibitions, and our permanent textile collection.