about - Smithtown Township Arts Council-Mills Pond Gallery, Saint James, NY
The Smithtown Township Arts Council (STAC) presents a unique combination of historical preservation, cultural promotion, and arts exhibition. STAC has been committed to the arts for over forty years, working to support and exhibit local artists, integrate their skills into the community, and making the arts available and approachable by all in the community. We believe the arts are indispensable in building good character in the citizens of our communities as they foster communication, offer new insights on the world, and add to the greater appreciation of both life and society.
The Mills Pond Gallery strives to promote an active process of exploration involving creativity and the arts, providing inspiring and enjoyable opportunities for visitors to explore different points of view, challenge preconceptions and prejudices and foster critical thinking. We hope that the public will relate the art exhibited to their own life experiences, creating new links and understanding. Dedicated to showcasing the artistic development and achievements of our region and the nation, our exhibitions provide diverse art experiences for individuals and reach our local communities through classes, special events and community outreach programs. Focusing on active and collaborative learning through the medium of art, we bring arts and people together to discover, enjoy, and understand the nation's rich and diverse artistic heritage.