5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Stables at Windy Point
215 Sissonville Rd
Potsdam, NY 13676
SLC Arts kicks off the 2nd annual North Country Arts Festival by hosting an adult-only 21+ Art After Dark fundraising party to celebrate the organization’s 50 years elevating North Country artists and supporting the arts industry as economic drivers in Northern New York. The party will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 5 to 10 PM at The Stables at Windy Point, 215 Sissonville Rd, Potsdam, NY.
Tickets to the Art After Dark Burlesque show are $25 per person (online) and are now available at https://slc-arts-council.myshopify.com/products/art-after-dark-50th-anniversary-party and $30 at the door on the evening of the event.
The headlining act, The Rougettes, is an Ottawa, ON based Burlesque dance troupe. Formed in 2018 with routines choreographed by Randi Rouge, The Rougettes bring sweetness, sass, and sensation to every stage these gorgeous glitzy gal’s grace. The Rougettes will be joined by emcee Queen Amber Skyy and DJ Doug. The event will also showcase other art forms including Promiscuous Printmaking by Alexis Laneuville the Owner of Art Honey Studios, Sexy Ceramics & Risqué Raku by Andrew Norrell, and Provocative Poetry by the SLC Arts Writers Group. The event will also feature a pop-up art store, Art: An Aphrodisiac and will also showcase Valerie Visser Boudoir Studios, A Million Monarchs Boudoir Studio, and Flash & Body Art by local body mod artists.
Culinary artists from Big Spoon Kitchen, Blue House, Chip’s Place, Foster the Plant, and Hoof & Horn will tantalize your taste buds with a tapas menu with a diversity of options for under $10. Mixologists from The Stables at Windy Point will provide liquid libations. Food and alcohol will be sold separately from show tickets. The Rougettes, including Arctic Blondo, Babycakes, Carmel Spysse, Rosa Diamond, and Viva Van Diva, will perform a 90-minute sexy set that is sure to please the audience with acts including Diamonds, Boots, Buttons, and Money.
Proceeds from the fundraising event will support SLC Arts, the North Country Arts Festival, and the new Creative Spirit Community Arts Center. SLC Arts is a nonprofit organization and Potsdam NYS DRI grant recipient. In 2022, the organization purchased a two-floor building located at 6 Raymond Street in downtown Potsdam. The building will be renovated over the next year. The new Creative Spirit Community Arts Center will be a multi-faceted art space hosting art galleries, a performance hall, a ceramics studio, a printmaking studio, offices, classrooms, a retail shop for artists to sell their artworks, and art studio spaces that will be available for artist to rent. Each programmed space in the arts center creates opportunities not currently available to the greater North Country community.