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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Gallery on Main
Gallery On Main, is a new art and design gallery. Currently featuring International Sculptors; Caroline Ramersdorfer and John Van Alstine. Ramersdorfer highlights the exterior of the gallery with a large marble piece indicative of the local desire for snow covered mountains...
Windham, NY
Ulla Darni's Blue Pearl
Visit the newly re-opened Blue Pearl, an exotic Showroom and Gift Shop, featuring a wide variety of works by Ulla Darni. In addition to her illuminated art, visitors now have a large selection of new items at a range of price points, including hand-felting, jewelry, crystals and...
Hensonville, 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
23Arts Initiative

A philanthropic mountaintop program dedicated to providing world-class music to the village of Tannersville.

Tannersville, NY
Windham 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" (...
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Windham, 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
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
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
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