The Great Northern Catskills is regarded as the birthplace of American art, the place where Thomas Cole captured the wild landscape of the mountains, the lush and savage scenes of a nation still discovering itself, and started an artistic movement that would become the Hudson River School.
Fittingly, the arts have grown and expanded in the wake of Cole’s legacy, creating artistic centers, enclaves and galleries, and inspiring generation after generation of artists. Not only is Greene County the future home of the American Dance Institute’s new performing arts center, one of the nation’s leading contemporary performing arts institutions, but several established, praise-worthy arts centers call the region home.
Catskill cultural performances offer a glimpse into unknown worlds, they unleash the fury of Medea, incite discovery, and create magic for audiences year-round. Explore the rich arts and cultural heritage – and glimpse the future – of the Great Northern Catskills this fall at events and festivals that celebrate the season.