Catskills Arts & Culture

Experience the beauty of the Catskills' and the mythical lore of the Emerald Isle with festivals celebrating the arts, music and more.

From Thomas Cole's first brush strokes to the founding of the Hudson River School of Art, the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County have played muse to artists, poets, sculptures, writers and photographers for centuries. The rugged cloves and plunging waterfalls captivated painters and authors alike with their untamed majesty.

Hudson River School Art Trail

Hike the Hudson River School Art Trail and experience the landscapes made famous by painters such as Thomas Cole and Albert Bierstadt over a century ago. At each of the first eight sites along the trail, a special metal plaque with a rubbing medallion allows visitors to do a pencil rubbing as a keepsake.

Irish Cultural Events

Visit the "Emerald Isle of the Catskills," where the Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre keeps the Irish and Irish-American culture alive and thriving in the Catskills. In the summer, join in the revelry during the center's Irish Arts Week, East Durham Irish Feis and the East Durham Irish Festival, a celebration of traditional arts and music straight from Ireland.

Mainly Greene and More

Mainly Greene: The Arts On and Off Main Street, a revolutionary project where the arts serve as a catalyst for business development in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County. Partners include the Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill Mountain FoundationPrattsville Art Center & Residencies, as well as the Zadock Pratt Museum.

Greene County Council on the Arts, located in Catskill, offers another layer of artistic support to artists in the Hudson Valley, providing gallery space and workshops, as well as acting as a chamber of commerce for area artists.

From Washington Irving's classic tale of Rip Van Winkle, to the complex of Dutch Colonial dwellings of the Bronck Museum and wholly original carvings of Pratt's Rock – the Catskill Mountains are a haven for the artist in everyone and an invitation to awaken to adventure!

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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 reassembed. The Michael...
East Durham, 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
Gallery 42
Gallery 42 is located in historic Catskill, New York; the home of Thomas Cole one of America's most famous landscape painters and the founder of the Hudson River School of Art. Cole's home and studio "Cedar Grove" is a National Historic Site and is located a few blocks from the...
Catskill, NY
Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA)
County-wide not-for-profit arts service and programming organization representing all the arts. Year round. Bi-monthly newspaper "Arts Alive" features cultural events and calendar listings. Main office houses two galleries with gift shop. Free summer youth workshops. Grants and...
Catskill, 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
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
Say What?

Contemporary Art Gallery

Tannersville, NY
Historic Catskill Point and Freightmasters Building
Public park situated on the site where the Hudson River Day and Night Line River Boats dropped America's first vacationers off for the visits to the famed Catskill Mountain resorts and hotels. The park has public boat docks for day use, as well as a large restored warehouse as a...
Catskill, NY
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