ART: OPTIMISM is a not-for-profit organization seeking to contribute to the ever-evolving world of culture by creating a positive experience through the powerful medium of art. Our team believes that through socially relevant art we can convey the message of optimism, inspire, educate and encourage. ART: OPTIMISM provides artist–in-residence program for the Ukrainian ,US and international artists in the picturesque upstate New York. Through this residency program we launch, nurture and showcase contemporary art practitioners & their projects.