The SAC aims to make our arts community stronger by  forging strong connections between all forms of arts and the public.

Who we are

The Commission is made up of Saugerties residents, all of whom are deeply connected to various art forms and believe that the arts play a vital and formative role in society and in our town.

What we do

The Saugerties Arts Commission believes that the arts are integral to a healthy society and vital for the enrichment of its residents.  Home to a diverse array of artists, arts organizations and supporters of the arts, the SAC intends to promote opportunities for residents and visitors to experience the rich cultural life of the town through visual, performing, media, decorative, applied, and literary arts.  The SAC is a committee of the Saugerties Town Board.

Committee Members

  • Isabel Soffer, Chair
  • Beth Troxell, Secretary
  • Yvonne Rojas-Cowan, Co-Chair
  • Kris Garnier

Town Board liaison: Peg Nau
Village Board liaison: Jeannine Mayer

: Katie Cokinos, Robert Langdon


Current committees

  • Artist and Community Engagement
  • Outreach, Visibility and Branding
  • In formation

  • Cultural Mapping and Placemaking
  • Arts and Business Collaboration
  • If you are interested in joining a committee, please send an email with your experience to

    We meet on the last Friday of each month at 11am. Meetings are open to the public and due to COVID-19 they are currently being held via zoom.  Send an email for information on joining a meeting

    UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 we are currently meeting via zoom.  If you would like to take part in a zoom meeting, please write to