Huntington Arts Council – Chapin Awards 2023

Logo for Huntington Arts Council 60th Anniversary Tribute to the Arts

This looks amazing! Please join the Huntington Arts Council (HAC) at the Engeman Theater in Northport for their Chapin Awards 2023: A Tribute to the Arts

Celebrating 60 Years of Service to the Arts

Come celebrate the HAC’s 60th Anniversary with a multi-media Tribute to the Arts. The HAC has been serving the Town since 1963 when the Council formally accepted the recommendation of a committee charged by Supervisor Flynn to “consider the problems of maintaining an adequate cultural life in the expanding community complex of Huntington.” 

You may read the full history here. Apparently, they started with Town donated office space, phone, and support from the Recreation Department. Their first annual budget was expected to be about $500-700 raised by the Huntington community. As you can see here, here , and all over their website, the HAC has since inspired, informed and aided the growth of hundreds of people and organizations across Long Island.

The Huntington Arts Council maintains a robust exhibition and program schedule in their beautiful Main Street Gallery, and are the reason the Town has a Summer Arts Festival in Heckscher Park. They are primary coordinators of Town and State arts initiatives on Long Island, serve as tremendous communicators of local arts and why they’re so important, and act as key partners to advance the arts Island-wide. 

2023 Chapin Awards

Recognizing three outstanding community leaders for their dedication to the arts, this gala celebration will include a documentary premiere screening, live performances, an auction, and a raffle.

The VIP tickets have sold out. However, general admission tickets are still available and provide the opportunity to experience the multimedia celebration encompassing the presentation of Chapin Awards with a premiere film screening, live performances, honorees, distinguished guests, live music, auction, and raffle items. Here are some details:

When: Monday, May 22, 6-10PM
Where: John W. Engeman Theater at Northport, 250 Main St. Northport, NY
Honoring: KEVIN MCEVOY Chapin Arts and Humanitarian Award, MAURICE BRANDON CURRY Chapin Legacy Award, STEPHANIE GOTARD Chapin Cultural Connector Award
The Event Includes:
VIP Cocktail Reception featuring Dudley Music @dudley_music  (SOLD OUT!!!)
Premiere of “The Art & Soul of A Man,” an introspective documentary produced and directed by artist member Danangelowe “ARTBOii” Spencer that reflects on the life and art of Ebony Thompson.
Presentation of Chapin Awards. Each honoree will be celebrated with a personalized performance honoring their dedication to the arts and humanities.
Detailed information about the honorees, tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and more are on the event page here.