Dutchess County Arts Council

HV Arts Council Changes Name, Goes On Tour

Mar 18, 2014

An arts organization in the Hudson Valley is painting over its name, and officials Tuesday morning are kicking off a three-county tour to let everyone know. 

Courtesy of Dutchess County Arts Council

The first arts awards for Ulster County are being handed out Tuesday in Kingston. And the organization behind the awards is about to change its name to reflect its reach.

The Dutchess County Arts Council has been working with Ulster County for years, and will soon change its name to better reflect that work. Linda Marston-Reid is president of the Dutchess County Arts Council. She says the name has been a barrier to having communities understand who the council serves.