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The Croton Council on the Arts

The Croton Council on the Arts is a non-profit group of Croton artists and art enthusiasts that supports the arts in all their diverse forms. We sponsor and promote events featuring local and visiting artists and serve as a springboard for new artists and groups nurturing an appreciation of the arts and a better quality of life in our community.

Croton has a long and continuing tradition of being a magnet for artists of all persuasions. The Croton Council on the Arts was born and grew out of this tradition and Croton's 1976 Bicentiennial celebrations. Local artists and supporters joined forces to stage events for the public in Croton and surrounding villages. Under poet and president Ruth Lisa Schechter's dynamic leadership, the new council organized many productions in theater and dance, exhibitions of painting, sculpture and photography, and musical recitals and poetry readings. Croton residents greeted these performances with great enthusiasm and CCoA quickly became a valuable asset in the cultural life of our community.