Artpark & Company, Inc.



Artpark & Company produces and presents excellence in the performing and visual arts, and creates unique cultural experiences in a casual, natural setting. Artistic talent is nurtured and allowed to flourish in an atmosphere that is entertaining, educational and interactive for Artpark visitors.



In 1997, Artpark & Company, Inc. entered into a three-year licensing agreement with the State of New York to manage the programming of the Park. This agreement has now been extended through 2017. Prior to this historic pact, Artpark was under the direction of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Ownership of the property and facilities remains with New York State, which continues to maintain the buildings and the grounds.


Board of Directors

The Artpark & Company Board of Directors is a volunteer assemblage comprised of community leaders, tourism officials and other esteemed Western New York businesspeople. These individuals are imperative in Artpark's planning process, budget development, sponsorship obtainment and event organization.


2017-2018 Board of Directors

Dena Armstrong - Chairman
Vincent Agnello - Vice Chair
Alison Lytle - Vice Chair
Stephen Turner - Treasurer
Mary Jo Farrell - Secretary


Ruthanne Armstrong-O'Dell
Joanne Bauer
Thomas Bontempo
Jason Brydges
Thomas Burrows
John Camp
Joseph Certo
Paulette M. Crooke
Francine DelMonte
Michael J. Dowd, Esq.
Daniel Forsyth
Christopher Lee
Gary Marchiori
Skip Mazenauer
Daniel Montante
Marcy Newman
Joseph Philippone
Duncan Smith
Sophia Smith
Mark Thomas (Ex-Officio)
Michael Todaro
Michael Vitch
Jeffrey Williams
Wayne Wisbaum, Esq.

Directors Emeritus
Frederick Attea
Earl W. Brydges, Jr., Esq.
Rose Gellman
Ruth Sass

Advisory Council
Steve Broderick
Thomas Brydges, Esq. 
Daniel Cantara III
Terry Collesano
Thomas J. Fatta
Brian Geary
Michele Heffernan, Esq.  
Pamela Jacobs-Vogt
Seymour Knox IV
Angelo Morinello
Lorie Washuta
Rebecca Wydysh