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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Catskill Mountain Foundation Film and Performing Arts Center
Catskill Mountain Foundation Arts, Education & Sustainable Living at the Catskill Mountain Foundation The Catskill Mountain Foundation is a multi-disciplinary arts and culture center offering educational opportunities all ages. The Foundation supports artists in the...
Hunter, 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
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Contemporary Art Gallery

Tannersville, NY
Beattie Powers Place
An 1837 Greek Revival Mansion, located within the Beattie-Powers Place, a Village of Catskill Park with sweeping views of the Hudson River and Olana. Call or check website for schedule of events.
Catskill, NY
Greene County Historical Society
Preservation of historical matter relating to the history of Greene County.
Coxsackie, NY
Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA)
Located on Main Street in Catskill, the Greene County Council on the Arts, or GCCA, acts as a Chamber of Commerce for artists, arts organizations, and other cultural and arts institutions.  According to their website,  "the purpose of the Council to broaden and enrich the...
Catskill, NY
Bronck Museum
A complex of Dutch Colonial dwellings and 19th century barns, including the oldest surviving Dutch House in the Hudson Valley. The site was operated as a working farm by 8 generations of the Bronck Family. The 1663 and 1738 dwellings are furnished with 18th and 19th century art...
Coxsackie, 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
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