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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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, Thursday-Sunday 1-4pm. Genealogical library also opened in winter months by appt.
Durham, NY
The Galleria
Catskill, NY
Athens Cultural Center

Offering a full schedule of arts and cultural programming, community events, classes, exhibitions, and more.

Athens, NY
Grazhda Music and Art Center of Greene County
Within an hour's drive of Albany, the Grazhda Music and Art Center of Greene County offers Ukrainian culture through music and the arts entertainment. Open from July 1 – September 4, the Grazhda is the first, and oldest, classical music summer concert series in the Catskills....
Jewett, NY
Broderick Fine Arts Gallery
Features the finest local and metropolitan art. Open Fri & Sat, Oct-May 5-10pm. Thur-Sat, June-Sept, 5-10pm. Or call for an appointment.
Freehold, NY
Windham Civic Centre Concert Hall
The Windham Civic Centre Concert Hall is the former 1826 Centre Presbyterian Church which was donated to the town in the late 1970s. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and since its restoration in 1996 has been the site for many performances of music and...
Windham, 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
Mountain Top Historical Society
20 acre campus at the top of Kaaterskill Falls. Includes full restored 1913 Ulster & Delaware train station, Hudson River School Art Trail Interpretive Center, quiet pond area, flat walking paths and adjoining picturesque Aaron Haines cemetery. Open weekends 10am - 4pm, May...
Haines Falls, NY
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