Long Island’s arts community has a $266 million annual impact on the local economy, as noted in a study by Long Island Arts Alliance. Programs of the Huntington Arts Council– including special events and expanding collaborations and partnerships–directly translate into greater economic vitality and broader visibility for the town of Huntington. The reach of the Huntington Arts Council into Suffolk County also brings a direct return to the Huntington economy from tourists and day visitors.
The Huntington Arts Council continues to provide venues for the arts in our community with the Main Street Gallery in Huntington. These venues and opportunities have brought an outstanding response, quantified by a significant increase in visitors to view art works by local artists, an increase in Arts Council Membership, and a greater presence throughout Long Island.