Catskills Arts & Culture

 
Hailed as a “new mecca for artisans” by the New York Times, there’s never been a better time to explore arts and theater in the Great Northern Catskills.

Start in the town of Catskill, not far off of I-87 Exit 21, where the rebirth has taken hold. Former mills and a lumberyard now host artisan spaces, housing everything from woodworkers and workshops, to one of the nation's leading contemporary performing arts institutions.

Coming in 2018, The Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts, formerly known as American Dance Institute, will open its doors in Catskill, bringing a new wave of world-class performances. At the Bridge Street Theatre in downtown Catskill, magic shows, theatrical performances, and psychics await your attendance. Main Street restaurants offer cozy atmosphere and old world cuisine, creating an affect that is at once welcoming and new.

Renowned as the home of Thomas Cole, the "Father of American Art," who inspired the Hudson River School of Art, Catskill is a gateway to the rest of Greene County, a region celebrated for its natural beauty. 

For centuries, the Catskills' raw landscape attracted artists from around the world, and nowhere is this more evident that in the colorful, cheerfully painted streets of Tannersville. Home to the Orpheum Theater & Performing Arts Center, a newly renovated state-of-the-art space hosting dance festivals and music events, and a member of the Catskill Mountain Foundation. Dedicated to bringing high-quality artistic performances, workshops, programs and gallery space to all ages, the Orpheum offers a variety of winter events, including film and theater performances.

This spring, explore the artistic side of the Catskills along the Kaaterskill Clove Experience, a self-guided tour of the area's historical and artistically important hot spots. Learn about Washington Irving's beloved rapscallion Rip Van Winkle, visit art galleries and Catskills museums, and spend time wandering through gardens and groves that inspired the painters, poets, and philosophers that helped shape the nation's appreciations for the Catskills.

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Durham Center Museum
c. 1825 schoolhouse on historic Susquehanna Tpk. Folk art, local interest, i.e.: Catskill Mountain House, Civil War, and Native American. Museum opened Memorial Day-Columbus Day, Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm. Genealogical library also opened in winter months by appointment.
Durham, NY
Thomas Teich Photographic Arts Studio & Gallery

New Gallery.

Freehold, NY
Doctorow Center for the Arts
A beautiful new multi-arts complex that is home to the Mountain Cinema, a three screen cinema showing mainstream, family, independent and foreign films; the CMF Piano Museum featuring the Steven E. Greenstein Piano Collection, one of the world's only institutions dedicated to...
Hunter, NY
Columbia-Greene Community College
Galleries, international and local student artists. Concerts, lecture series and a wide array of cultural events.
Hudson, NY
Open Studio
Open Studio features an eclectic collection of affordable original art, but also handmade, one-of-a-kind dolls, original ceramic lamps, plates and vases, artist's books plus handicrafts from around the world.
Catskill, NY
Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery
Over 1,000 square feet of gorgeous exhibition space. We support local and regional artists, and feature their works in quarterly, professionally-installed and curated salon-style exhibits. We also show everything from Outsider Art to 6th century Japanese scrolls.
Hunter, NY
Prattsville Art Center & Residency
Prattsville Art Center is an interactive community art project bringing together artists and residents. Together they work on rebuilding Prattsville, which was nearly demolished by Hurricane Irene in August 2011.  The Art Center will feature music, lectures, films, workshops...
Prattsville, NY
23Arts Initiative

A philanthropic mountaintop program dedicated to providing world-class music to the village of Tannersville.

Tannersville, NY
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