Catskills Art Galleries & Exhibits
The Northern Catskills have long served as a creative muse - captivated by the appealing landscape and serenity of the Catskill Mountains, artists of all kinds have settled in the region to be inspired by the beautiful surroundings.
Home to the Hudson River School of Painters and renowned landscape artist, Thomas Cole, The Northern Catskills have a rich artistic legacy. Today, the region boasts a bustling creative community and features numerous galleries, art studios, and fascinating museums - many display the work of local and regional artists, offer tours and sell handmade goods from Catskill artisans. Likewise, organizations such as the Greene County Council on the Arts promote the arts and foster creativity throughout the region. Visit their site for resources on artistic activities in the Northern Catskills or view the list of Catskill art galleries below.
At the birthplace of American art
From some of our favorite venues
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is the former home of Hudson River School of Art founder, Thomas Cole. Located in the village of Catskill, the house, called Cedar Grove, and Cole's studio are open for tours, events and workshops throughout the year.
GCCA is a county-wide not-for-profit arts service and programming organization representing all the arts. The Council promotes cultural events and hosts exhibits year round.
Catskill Mountain Foundation is a multi-disciplinary arts and culture center offering educational opportunities for all ages. The Foundation supports artists in the Catskills, promotes the development of arts within the community through residencies and focuses on economic revitalization through the arts.
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 and readings.
The Hudson River Skywalk Region is an epicenter of American art where the nation’s first major art movement began. The Hudson River Skywalk provides a new and unique outdoor opportunity to be immersed in the history of the Hudson River School and the culturally and aesthetically significant landscapes of the region