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Ti arts council forms

Group to promote arts, artisans

An arts council is being formed in Ticonderoga. The new group hopes to coordinate the activities of existing arts organizations — the Champlain Valley Chorale, above, plan events and promote the arts in the community.

An arts council is being formed in Ticonderoga. The new group hopes to coordinate the activities of existing arts organizations — the Champlain Valley Chorale, above, plan events and promote the arts in the community.

— The new arts council will also work closely with Ticonderoga Central School’s art and music departments, Malaney said.

“We have amazingly-talented teachers and students with a lot of great ideas,” she said. “We want to take advantage of those talents.”

The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance, a private group of investors working to spur economic development in the community, bought the former Cobbler’s Bench building on Montcalm Street earlier this year. The building is 15,000 square feet in size, with 14-foot ceilings on the first two floors and 12-foot ceilings on the third. Malaney said a part of that building may be used to house artisans and exhibits.

“We believe the arts can enhance our community culturally and economically,” Malaney said. “We hope to pull all the interested parties together and move forward.”

People interested in joining the Ticonderoga Arts Council can contact Malaney at the town hall.

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