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Fulton County Center for Regional Growth

34 West Fulton Street
Gloversville, NY 12078
P: +1 518-725-7700 x101

Overview


“Relax, Play, Wander, Discover”
The splendor of the seasons comes naturally to Fulton County where the southern Adirondack Park meets the Mohawk Valley. Fulton County is home to 44 lakes and 74,832 acres of wild forest, and is blessed with a rich, inviting history and a wealth of culture and the arts. In an area so varied, beauty is abundant in spring, summer, winter and fall, and the slate of activities is equally complete.

Theater


Performing arts and visual arts are vital in Fulton County; community theater and civic bands are a presence in the two major cities. The Glove Performing Arts Center in Gloversville and Colonial Little Theatre in Johnstown offer great community theater. Libraries are located in the cities of Gloversville and Johnstown, and in the villages of Mayfield and Northville.

Music

Caroga Arts Collective, Inc.
Caroga Arts Collective presents over fifty performances and community events featuring world-class artists from various genres of music, visual art, poetry, and film in the Southern Adirondacks throughout the year. The Caroga Lake Music Festival, Your Body is Your Strad, InterArts Symposium, MyHil Film Series, Artist Residencies and other projects.

SVAN
In keeping with our goal of bringing the Sacandaga region affordable, quality, live music, SVAN continues its “Sacandaga Live” series with a variety of monthly concerts for the community to enjoy.

Museums

History Fulton County is rich in history and museums. Talk a historic walking tour of Johnstown’s Historic Quadrangle Corner and Walk in the Footsteps of Elizabeth Cady Stanton; visit Johnson Hall State Historic Site, the former home of French and Indian War hero Sir William Johnson; events are planned year-round at the Rice Homestead, a 1790 Colonial homestead. 

The Fulton County Museum, Johnstown Historical Society Museum, Caroga Historical Museum, and many others house exhibits of local worth from Fulton County’s past.

Galleries

There are a number of art galleries in the county, including the Perrella Gallery at Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown and the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts in Gloversville. Additionally, the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network, an all-volunteer, not-for-profit, cultural development entity, annually sponsors a series of concerts, lectures, workshops and artist receptions. They also curate galleries at the Vail Mills Tourism Information Center at the intersection of Routes 29 and 30 in Vail Mills and the Northville Public Library. 

There also are several smaller galleries throughout Fulton County operated by individual artists who work in various media including metal, oil, watercolors, textiles and wood.

Did You Know?

  • Birthplace of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
  • Parkhurst Field is one of the most historic baseball grounds in America. It is older than Fenway Park and Wrigley Field. Cy Young’s playing career pre-dates Fenway Park, yet he played on our grounds.

Data Name Value
Accredited Museums None
Arts Institutions 0
Dance Companies 0
Historical Sites 0
Museums 0
Musical Groups and Artists 0
Other Performing Arts Companies 0
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters 0