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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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