Our Mission


We, the Ossining Arts Council (OAC), are a group of volunteers whose mission is:

  • To promote and showcase the talent of all artists, whether professional or amateur

  • To unite diverse talent across other arts-based organizations through collaborative programs

  • To build awareness and inspire passion for the arts within our community 

In adopting this mission, we hope to demonstrate that art is an important, vital and affirming force - both in the life of a community and in the life of each individual it touches.

Interested in Joining Us?

We welcome everyone interested in supporting the local arts scene - artists and non-artists alike! 

Find out more about becoming a member. 

We're based at The Steamer Firehouse Gallery at 117 Main Street, Ossining.  We meet here the second Wednesday each month to discuss and plan forthcoming OAC activity - this includes member art exhibitions, fundraisers and arts-based community events. If you would like to attend a meeting, you'd be most welcome. 

Please contact Mark Sarazen msarazen@ossiningartscouncil.org to find out more. 

What We Do

We're here to encourage participation in - and love of - the arts, in all their forms. We help our artist members promote their work through various channels. These include OAC-hosted events, use of our physical Gallery Space in the Steamer Firehouse and a dedicated artist profile and showcase through our Online Galleries.

In addition, our member artists become part of a thriving artistic community here in Ossining. We offer a social and creative hub, where like-minded people can meet, share ideas and foster new projects and collaborations.