Mission and Vision

The iconic red arch sculpture on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton, PennsylvaniaThe Karl Stirner Arts Trail was born from the imagination of Easton community leaders willing to dream and scheme about the possibilities among art, nature, our environment, and humanity in an urban environment.

The KSAT founders envisioned the trail as a natural space dedicated to using art and nature to advance civic dialogue. Since its inception, KSAT has served as creative capital to bolster regional revitalization efforts, and the trail continues to foster civic and cultural pride among all who encounter its wonder.

Located in the city of Easton along the Bushkill Creek and a reclaimed rail line, KSAT exists in an urban environment and serves as a vibrant community anchor that exemplifies the power of public-private partnerships.

The trail is named for the late Easton sculptor Karl Stirner, who spent 25 years as a mentor and champion for local artists, ushering aspiring artists to Easton.

Mission Statement
Karl Stirner Arts Trail Inc. fosters opportunities for the community to experience the interconnectedness of art with nature, history, and health & wellness in a natural urban environment. KSAT Inc. achieves its mission by encouraging the activation of the Karl Stirner Arts Trail with cultural, environmental, educational, and recreational opportunities.

Vision Statement
The KSAT will be the premier cultural destination in the region that brings art experiences to our natural surroundings and public space. The KSAT will encourage civic dialogue among people present in the wonder of nature and art in an urban environment.

We seek to achieve this vision by showcasing how the arts, our environment, and creativity can transform and revitalize communities through collaborative partnerships with the city of Easton and community members.