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 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)
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
Piano Performance Museum at the Doctorow Center for the Arts
The Piano Museum at the Catskill Mountain features The Steven Greenstein Collection of rare, vintage pianos from the days of Mozart and Beethoven, supported by fascinating visual exhibits and guided tours by professional concert pianists playing compositions on the pianos used...
Hunter, NY
Orpheum Performing Arts Center
The state-of-the-art Orpheum is one of the few professional performing arts centers in the Catskill Region, hosting music events and dance festivals. Part of the Catskill Mountain Foundation, it was designed by Hugh Hardy, who also designed the Glimmerglass Opera House, the BAM...
Tannersville, New York
The Galleria
Catskill, 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
Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts
Offering fine arts and crafts in ceramics, natural agriculture farming, Japanese taiko drumming, painting, sculpture, woodworking, youth arts programs and much more during the summer season-all in our brand new, state-of-the-art facilities. Welcoming students of all levels and...
Maplecrest, NY
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
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