The Kirkland Art Center was established as a community arts organization almost 60 years ago in the second floor of the town library as a meeting place. From the beginning there were classes, exhibitions, films, concerts and lectures. The KAC is now an active, regional, multi-arts center, located in an old church, barn and connecting addition, on the village green in Clinton. The nature of the activities and mission has stayed steadfast, and with the support of the community, members, volunteers, funding sources and guidance from the NYSCA, programming has broadened. Demonstrating high-quality, diverse programming, the KAC has become a major cultural force in central New York and through cooperation with other cultural institutions has developed a network of services and opportunities for artists and art lovers of all ages and disciplines.