New arts hub may help brush up Malone

Malone has a new art center, filling a gap in the Franklin County town that’s had no large space dedicated to both the visual and performing arts for 33 years.

It’s a building with an art gallery, and a vast area destined for music performances and other shows. The renovations of the turn-of the-20th century structure are the project of Foothills Art Society, an organization that’s brought quality arts programming to the North Country since the year 2000.

The vice president of Foothills Art Society, Tamar BenArdout, and secretary and marketing chair Lorraine Cartier spoke with Spotlight producer Paul Larson about their aspirations for the Malone Arts and Cultural Center at 45 Pearl Street in Malone.

To learn more about the many activities Foothills has planned for this year, plus their need for volunteers and donations to help renovate the art center, head to

Spotlight is made possible, in part, by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park. Spotlight is also supported by Hill and Hollow Music.