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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Athens Cultural Center

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

Athens, 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
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
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
Altamura Center for Arts and Culture
A philanthropic organization providing world class cultural programs. Music festival of Greene County, Opera, Broadway , Jazz and Classical. Home of the Altamura E. Caruso International Voice Competition, USA.
Round Top, NY
Prattsville Art Center & Residency
Prattsville Art Center is an interactive community art project bringing together artists and residents. Together they work on rebuilding Prattsville, which was nearly demolished by Hurricane Irene in August 2011.  The Art Center will feature music, lectures, films, workshops...
Prattsville, 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
The Galleria
Catskill, NY
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