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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!

  • Bright Hill Press & Literary Center

    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.

    94 Church Street
    Treadwell 13846
    Phone: 607-829-5055
  • Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild

    Newly open store featuring the works of local Catskill artisans, fiber artists, and wood workers. Open Thursday to Monday 10:30am - 4:30pm.

    785 Main Street
    Margaretville 12455
    Jill Kline
    Phone: 845-586-3443
  • Member

    Mural on Main

    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.

    PO Box 192
    Hobart 13788
    Bobbie Goldmann
    Phone: 607-538-3002
  • Roxbury Arts Group

    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.

    PO Box 94
    Roxbury 12474
    Jenny Rosenzweig
    Phone: 607-326-7908
  • Member

    The Bright Hill Center

    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.

    94 Church Street
    Treadwell 13846
    Bertha Rogers
    Phone: 607-829-5055