Better Festival Raises Funds for Arts, Sustainability Outreach

Thanks to a wonderful crowd braving frigid late-May temperatures, a cast and crew of diligent, hard-working volunteers, dozens of intimidatingly talented performers, artists, and musicians, and loving and generous sponsors, this year's Better Festival was our largest—and most successful—yet. We broke through the ceiling on our fundraising goals, which means we are all set to offer a very full year of programming, community outreach, workshops, and events to the public.

We couldn't have done this without the amazing, hard work and generosity of the following individuals and businesses. Thank you, thank you, thank you! See the full album of the day's festivities by clicking here.
Fox Richardson
Ian Wagner  & Brian Purwin
AmberLee Clement, Erin Fulton, Evan Wormwood
Robert Finch
Adam Netto & the Zebra Musselz
Sarah Anne Ada
Corey Walts, North Country Idol Champion 2013
The Great Fraud
The Aristocrats
Check out video clips of some of the day's musicians here:, Robert J. Finch on YouTube

Joan Applebaum
Holly Boname
Mike Brown
Nicole Caldwell
Erin Fulton

1000 Island Fitness Center
Charles Garlock and Sons
Crossroads Grocery and Deli
Farm Family Insurance
Jiffy Dumpsters
JK's Roadhouse
Route 37 Building Supply
Savage Taxidermy
Thousand Islands Sun

Heath Photography
Peace, Love and Pottery

Raffle tickets for our Weber grill will be available throughout the summer. Tickets are $5/each or three for $10. Contact us if you'd like to enter!

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.