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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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
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 site is also home to an interpretive center highlighting the history of the river...
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
Banner Hill School of Fine Arts & Woodworking
Distinctive, Beautiful Craftmanship, and Creativity ~ This is our motto here at Banner Hill School of Fine Arts & Woodworking. Nestled in the shadows of Blackhead, Black Dome, and Thomas Cole Mountains, with beautiful views and a friendly knowledgeable staff.... Banner Hill...
Windham, NY
Orpheum Theater & 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
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" (...
Windham, 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
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
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