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The SLC Arts website is currently under reconstruction.

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The SLC Arts staff can also be reached at 315.265.6860 or arts@slcartscouncil.org.

To visit our online shop or register for programs, please click HERE

The Creative Spirit Community Arts Center located at 6-8 Raymond Street in Potsdam is OPEN!

Visit us Tuesday-Friday from 10 to 6pm or Saturday from 10 to 5pm.

Gretchen Koehler Music

  • Performing Arts
  • music
  • Women Owned
Potsdam, New York

Gretchen Koehler is a champion fiddler with an atlas of musical styles at her fingertips. Her left hand has a fierce Irish brogue, her bow arm provides a distinct American Old Time drive while her feet hammer out accompaniment on the floorboards in typical Quebecois style. An early standout in the American and Canadian fiddle contest circuit, TIME Magazine identified Koehler as “astonishingly good.” She was inducted into the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame (NY State rep.), and most recently Fiddler Magazine labeled her one of the futures of Celtic fiddle. In 2022, with the support of a NYSCA grant, she composed and produced a multimedia show, "Fiddling With Traditions." This creative new fiddle suite was inspired by folk traditions of NNY and is performed by Gretchen Koehler & jazz pianist Daniel Kelly with a backdrop of gorgeous images and film.

Gretchen Koehler

  • Teaching Artist