Our Mission


We, the Ossining Arts Council (OAC), are a group of volunteers whose mission is:

  • To promote and showcase the talent of all artists, whether professional or amateur

  • To unite diverse talent across other arts-based organizations through collaborative programs

  • To build awareness and inspire passion for the arts within our community 

In adopting this mission, we hope to demonstrate that art is an important, vital and affirming force - both in the life of a community and in the life of each individual it touches.

Interested in Joining Us?


We welcome everyone interested in supporting their local arts scene - artists and non-artists alike! 

Find out more about becoming a member. 

We're based at The Steamer Firehouse on Main Street, Ossining.  We meet here once a month to discuss and plan forthcoming OAC activity - this includes member art exhibitions, fundraisers and arts-based community events. If you would like to attend a meeting, you'd be very welcome. You can find our schedule here.

Please contact Mark Sarazen msarazen@ossiningartscouncil.org to find out more. 

What We Do

We're here to encourage participation in - and love of - the arts, in all their forms. We help our artist members promote their work through various channels. These include OAC-hosted events, use of our physical Gallery Space in the Steamer Firehouse and a dedicated artist profile and showcase through our Online Galleries.

In addition, our member artists become part of a thriving artistic community here in Ossining. We offer a social and creative hub, where like-minded people can meet, share ideas and foster new projects and collaborations.

This has been an exciting year for us. We're proud to have helped organize and stage some of the most important Hudson Valley arts events of 2014. 

These include:

  • 2014 "Living Art Event"
  • "Selfie"
  • Annual Members Show
  • Wine Tasting with the Ossining Lions Club
  • Campwoods Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair