No more red ink for the North Country Arts Council in Watertown.
It was just last year when the council claimed to be near eviction from the Franklin Building on Public Square due to a lack of revenue. But about 12 months later, the Watertown Daily Times reports the North Country Arts Council finished 2017 in the black, a profit for the first time since 2011.
According to the Times, a massive fundraising drive and a move to asking for rent money from artists helped pay bills in the last year. Further, the council closed out '17 with nearly $6,000 in revenue brought for just November and December alone.
Business is going so well, officials say they might hold another fundraiser with the goal of upgrading the facility on Public Square.