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

I work as the Community Outreach and Grant Coordinator for LARAC! I love living, working, and playing in the Adirondacks, specifically Glens Falls, because it feels like home. Our community is creative, supportive, and there are so many fun things to do year round. Growing up I always knew of LARAC from the Annual June Arts Festival we hold each year in City Park, but now that I see what happens behind the scenes, there are so many great things that LARAC does than what meets the eye. From our awesome members, volunteers, and the diverse artists we have the pleasure of working with, it’s clear as to why LARAC has been such an important part of our community for so many years!

Alyssa Shiel
518.798.1144, ext. 4


LARAC Board of Directors

Chair: Rene Clements
Vice Chair:  Will Siegel-Sawma
Secretary:  Sylvia Graham
Treasurer: Michael Laney
Susan Ford
Pamela Green
Peter Hoffman
William Nealon
Susan Pruiksma
George Normandin