For Immediate Release
May 23, 2019
Press Contact: Alison Simcox; 518.523.2512
LPCA Welcomes New Director of Development Erin Walkow
Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is pleased to welcome Erin Walkow, Director of Development, who will join the staff at the end of the summer. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Erin comes to the LPCA after 19 years with the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. During her tenure she served in a variety of development roles, and for the last two as the Associate Director of Philanthropy working very closely with the Chapter Director and the development team in New York City to raise funds to support their work in the Adirondacks. In her role at the LPCA, Erin will oversee development initiatives including individual giving, donor recognition, and special events.
Erin first came to know the LPCA as a volunteer and then performer with the Community Theatre Players in the early 2000s and has been an avid supporter of the LPCA since then. She lives in Saranac Lake with her husband, whom she met while performing with the Community Theatre Players, and her two young daughters. They can be found on the slopes of Whiteface in the winter and on the water of Lower Saranac Lake in the summer, and at pretty much any show the LPCA has to offer.
Since 2013, the LPCA has experienced significant growth both in its programming and regional economic impact. Serving more than 60,000 patrons annually through a variety of arts activities, the LPCA is one of the leading community arts centers in New York State. Through growing local and regional partnerships and collaborations with visual and performing artists and organizations, the LPCA is proud to continue to contribute to the vitality of the region for residents and visitors alike.
About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading arts organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.