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 this winter. 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 winter, 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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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
Donegal Irish Cottage Michael J. Quill Irish Centre
Originally built over 200 years ago in the townland of Carrickataggart, the cottage was carefully disassembled and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in pieces and sections. After arriving in New York Harbor they were unloaded , shipped to East Durham and reassembled. The...
East Durham, 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
Zadock Pratt Museum
The Zadock Pratt Museum is dedicated to exhibiting the history and culture of Prattsville and its founder, Zadock Pratt. The Museum, located on Route 23, in the former Pratt Homestead, features exhibitions of historic and cultural importance to the Northern Catskill Region....
Prattsville, NY
Greene County Historical Society
Preservation of historical matter relating to the history of Greene County.
Coxsackie, NY
M Gallery
Featuring exhibits of award-winning artists, unique Hudson River landscapes, portraits by commission, as well as early 19th and 20th century drawings.
Catskill, NY
Columbia-Greene Community College
Galleries, international and local student artists. Concerts, lecture series and a wide array of cultural events.
Hudson, NY
Athens Cultural Center
Housed in a beautifully renovated 19th-century mercantile building, the Center offers a full schedule of arts and cultural programming including workshops for children and adults, exhibitions, performances, readings and an annual Victorian Stroll the second Saturday in December.
Athens, NY
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