LARAC Mission

The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in Warren, Washington, and Northern Saratoga Counties by supporting arts and culture through promoting, developing, sponsoring, networking, coordinating, and providing arts activities and services.

LARAC is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.


The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) was founded in 1972 to unify the arts community and establish a cultural identity for the region. LARAC is honored to support the local artistic tradition while challenging and inspiring the community’s vision of what art is and what it contributes to our lives.

LARAC offers exhibits, workshops, lectures, readings, and artists’ demonstrations for children and adults. Services for artists and arts organizations include: business seminars, gallery and shop exhibition opportunities, arts festivals, grants for arts and cultural projects and more.

LARAC is located in a beautifully restored Victorian carriage house in the historic district of downtown Glens Falls, NY.


Candice Frye
Executive Director

As the Director of LARAC, I am lucky to have the opportunity to work with talented artists, business owners, and community members with a similar passion to enhance our world through arts and culture. I started working at LARAC 10 years ago as the part-time Community Outreach Coordinator and soon realized that LARAC is family, not just my job. I love connecting people and helping bring projects to life! Outside of LARAC I love road trips, both near and far and I enjoy all of the outdoor activities that living in the Adirondacks offers!

Candice Frye
518.798.1144, ext. 3

Phil Casabona
Gallery Curator, Festivals and Shop Coordinator

As an admirer of the arts and the culture it breeds, as well as being an artist myself, I am proud to be a part of the LARAC family supporting all forms of art and artists. As the Gallery Curator I get to present work from artists that inspire me and I hope inspires our community. The Festival is one of the pillars that LARAC was built on and as the Festival Coordinator I have the pleasure of continuing that tradition. As a resident of Glens Falls, living in the heart of the city and renovating a 100yr old house, I feel ingrained in the history of this little city. I am honored to have a position with an organization that is also woven into the fabric that makes up Glens Falls.

Philip Casabona
518.798.1144, ext. 2

Alyssa Shiel
Community Outreach and Grant Coordinator

Growing up, I always knew of LARAC from the Annual June Arts Festival held each year in City Park, but now that I see what happens behind the scenes, there are so many great things that LARAC does year round to enrich our little city. As the Community Outreach and Grant Coordinator, I enjoy working with local artists and art organizations through our yearly grant program, as well as our hard working volunteers and supportive members. But when I’m not at LARAC, you can usually find me boating, walking my dog, or enjoying one of the many amazing restaurants in Downtown Glens Falls.


Alyssa Shiel
518.798.1144, ext. 4


LARAC Board of Directors

Chair: Will Sawma
Secretary:  Sylvia Graham
Susan Ford
Pamela Green
Peter Hoffman
Jessica Landry
William Nealon
Jennifer White

Employment Opportunities

LARAC Executive Director
Executive Director Job Description- link here.

Responsible for all aspects of operating regional arts organization including: programs, fundraising, fiscal and HR management. BA/BS and/or nonprofit management experience or arts management required. Excellent written and oral communication skills a must. Salary range: $50,000+


Send cover letter and resume by November 1, 2021 to: director@larac.org or Executive Director, LARAC, 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls, NY 12801