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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Our Lady of Knock Shrine
National shrine dedicated to apparition of Lady of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland
East Durham, NY
Windham Friends of Art & Photography
In the elegantly 1854 restored victorian manor you find a photography and fine art gallery, representing cutting edge, multifaceted works of award winning master photographer Susumu Sato. Showing changing segments from his body of work, "Winter Scenes From The Catskills" (...
Windham, 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
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
Greene County Historical Society
Preservation of historical matter relating to the history of Greene County.
Coxsackie, NY
Columbia-Greene Community College
Galleries, international and local student artists. Concerts, lecture series and a wide array of cultural events.
Hudson, NY
St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church & Grazhda
The St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church &Grazhda in Jewett is an immaculate wood-carved basilica constructed entirely without the use of nails. The interior is also hand-carved, and features a carved wood iconostasis and grand lapidary, as well as gold-covered...
Jewett, NY
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