Area attractions unite historic buildings and classic rural life with quirky cultural happenings and establishments that reflect the passions and personalities of their proprietors. Come to the Great Western Catskills to experience a classical concert in a barn; explore old cemeteries and historic school houses; or indulge in jazz at a historic church along a dirt back road. The list goes on with Civil War reenactments, vintage baseball games, arts workshops and programs, book readings with local authors, staged train robberies and gallery openings. You won’t soon forget these authentic Catskills experiences.
If you're a history buff, visit Power of History for historic sites and activities!
In picturesque Halcottsville, the Travis Studio is in an old blacksmith shop built in the 1880s and retaining many of the original features. The studio reflects the seasonal activities of the artist. In the summer plein air watercolor paintngs of the Catskill landscape--natural and man made--predominate. When the weather turns cool Travis works inside, using the summer's work to inspire works in oil, collage and printmaking. The studio is open by appointment.
Word and Image Gallery, at Bright Hill is a gallery dedicated to the integration of language and visual art. Bright Hill hosts the Speaking the Words Festivals and Tours featuring more than 400 writers and offer writing and the visual arts to more than 600 children and 300 adults in its popular Word Thursdays Literary Workshops for Kids and Adults. Visit us on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday mornings and other event times.
Newly open store featuring the works of local Catskill artisans, fiber artists, and wood workers. Open Thursday to Monday 10:30am - 4:30pm.
The Gideon Frisbee Homestead was constructed in 1790 for Judge Gideon Frisbvee. The house is a fine example of early Federal architecture with noteworthy features including the original grained woodwork in the tavern room, a parlor fireplace with flanking arches, large Christian Cross doors and nine-over-nine paned windows containing much of the original blown glass. The property features 6 historic buildings in additional to the Frisbee house, including a blacksmith shop, the Husted Hollow school house, the Amos Wood gun shop, tollgate, Frisbee Family Cemetery and nature trail. The museum hosts historical exhibitions and special events throughout the year.
The Catskill Center's Erpf Gallery forms the centerpiece of a historic building in the hamlet of Arkville in the western Catskills. The gallery hosts shows through out the year featuring Catskill artists. It also runs an artist in residence program in the summer.
Longyear Gallery was founded in September 2007 as a cooperative venture operated by, and serving the needs of, a group of 25+ regional artists. Located upstairs in Margaretville's historic Commons Building, the Longyear offers wonderful regional artists inspired works.
Announcing the opening of an avant garde art gallery in Roxbury, NY, the Martin Lerner Gallery. The gallery will open on June 19, 2010 with paintings and sculptures by Norman Darvie. Reception, Sat 6/19, 5p-9p. The gallery is located on Main Street / State Hwy 30, 12 mi. from Arkville, turn right at Rte 38 and north on Rte 30. Gallery hours: Friday, 2:00pm-7:00pm; Saturdays, 12noon-6:00pm; Sundays, 12noon-5:00pm Check the website for calendar of events and exhibits.
The Mt. Utsayantha Regional Arts League features local artists exploring the beauty of the Catskills. House in the historic Frank W. Cyr Educational Center. Gallery space at the Cyr Center on West Main Street. Open Monday through Friday. Also a new gallery at our new office space at 74 Main - called Mural on Main.
A framing shop and gallery, combining over twenty years of friendly, professional service with great design!
The Roxbury Arts Group provides a wide variety of arts, entertainment and education at three separate venues, located in Roxbury, Stamford and the Denver Vega Valley. We offer live entertainment, concerts, dance, theatre, fine arts exhibitions, workshops, and arts programming for children and youth. We also rent our facilities for parties and conferences.
Karen Levey and Larry Breakstone welcome you to visit their gallery, 61 Main, open from late spring through the holidays. We offer a rare mix of Contemporary Fine Art including: paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photographs and mixed media as well as Amancay Pottery, Azu Jewelry, fabric design, handmade furniture, and more. Sixty One Main is located on the ground floor of a newly renovated, historic 1878 building in the center of Main Street in the Hamlet of Andes, NY, facing the hills of the Catskills and banked by the Tremperskill Stream. Hours: Thursday - Sunday & Holidays 10am - 5pm or by appointment.
Bright Hill Center is located at 94 Church Street, a block north of Barlow's General Store and includes the Bright Hill Free Library & Internet Wing and the Education Wing, in which adult and children's literary and visual arts workshops are regularly conducted.
A gallery for artists, the Commons Gallery features monthly exhibitions of local artists working in a variety of mediums. This intimate and comfortable space is an relaxing spot to view and talk about art. The artists whose work is on exhibition are frequently present during gallery hours. Hours vary with each exhibition. Friday, Saturday and Sundays, noon to 4:00, by chance and by appointment.
The Gallery and The Gallery East feature the Art of Timothy Touhey. "The relationship and energy of color and form are the catalysts for my visual quest. I don't seek a conclusion, but an attempt to have a relationship with an ongoing moment of possibility". Large to medium scale oil paintings; sculptures in marble / bronze editions; oil pastels. Monthly open stage/ mic, including a drumming circle with West African drumming workshops.
Celebrating their 20th year, July 5th and 6th, 2015. Artists will open their homes, studios & galleries to the public along the route of the Old Stagecoach Road. All artists will be available and we look forward to meeting you and discussing our work. Here is an opportunity to see a large variety of professional work and to come home with a piece of art that you will treasure forever. Please look for our yellow numbered signs, and have a wonderful time!
From Bach to bluegrass, fiction to fashio, Roches to rockabilly, The West Kortright Centre sponsors performances, workshops, gallery exhibits, and community gatherings in an historic country church in a rural valley in the western Catskill Mountains.
Zoom Gallery is well stocked for our summer visitors with a number of artists. Summer hours are Thursday through Sunday 10am - 5pm.