Catskills Arts & Culture

 
Hailed as a “new mecca for artisans” by the New York Times, there’s never been a better time to explore arts and theater in the Great Northern Catskills.

Start in the town of Catskill, not far off of I-87 Exit 21, where the rebirth has taken hold. Former mills and a lumberyard now host artisan spaces, housing everything from woodworkers and workshops, to one of the nation's leading contemporary performing arts institutions.

Coming in 2018, The Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts, formerly known as American Dance Institute, will open its doors in Catskill, bringing a new wave of world-class performances. At the Bridge Street Theatre in downtown Catskill, magic shows, theatrical performances, and psychics await your attendance. Main Street restaurants offer cozy atmosphere and old world cuisine, creating an affect that is at once welcoming and new.

Renowned as the home of Thomas Cole, the "Father of American Art," who inspired the Hudson River School of Art, Catskill is a gateway to the rest of Greene County, a region celebrated for its natural beauty. 

For centuries, the Catskills' raw landscape attracted artists from around the world, and nowhere is this more evident that in the colorful, cheerfully painted streets of Tannersville. Home to the Orpheum Theater & Performing Arts Center, a newly renovated state-of-the-art space hosting dance festivals and music events, and a member of the Catskill Mountain Foundation. Dedicated to bringing high-quality artistic performances, workshops, programs and gallery space to all ages, the Orpheum offers a variety of winter events, including film and theater performances.

This spring, explore the artistic side of the Catskills along the Kaaterskill Clove Experience, a self-guided tour of the area's historical and artistically important hot spots. Learn about Washington Irving's beloved rapscallion Rip Van Winkle, visit art galleries and Catskills museums, and spend time wandering through gardens and groves that inspired the painters, poets, and philosophers that helped shape the nation's appreciations for the Catskills.

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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
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
Say What?

Contemporary Art Gallery

Tannersville, NY
Windham Civic Centre Concert Hall
The Windham Civic Centre Concert Hall is the former 1826 Centre Presbyterian Church which was donated to the town in the late 1970s. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and since its restoration in 1996 has been the site for many performances of music and...
Windham, 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
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
Mahayana Buddhist Temple
Buddhist retreat, an example of Chinese architecture and culture. Open to the public year round.
South Cairo, NY
Athens Cultural Center
Housed in a beautifully renovated 19th-century mercantile building, the Center offers a full schedule of arts and cultural programming including workshops for children and adults, exhibitions, performances, readings and an annual Victorian Stroll the second Saturday in December.
Athens, NY
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