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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!

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    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
  • the Commons Gallery

    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.

    785 Main Street
    Phone: 607-326-7073, 216-315-0127
  • The Gallery

    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.

    128 Main Street
    Stamford 12167
    Tim Touhey
    Phone: 607-353-2492
  • The Round Barn

    From mid-May through mid-October area farmers and artisans gather to share their creativity and bounty at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market. Located at the historic Round Barn on Route 30 Halcottsville (approximately 5 miles north of Arkville/Margaretville) the market runs Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

    46676 State Highway 30
    Halcottsville 12438
    Phone: 845-586-3326
  • Todd Mountain Theatre Project

    Todd Mountain Theatre Project is dedicated to discovering daring, exciting new plays by contemporary playwrights and bringing excellent productions to audiences who live, work and unwind in our Catskills communities. Located in Arkville, New York, we have been presenting dynamic theater since 1999. Weaving the talents of urban and rural professionals, our mission is to provide a supportive environment for theater artists to develop and present challenging productions while using the glorious Catskills to rest and refuel.

    2026 Todd Mountain Road
    Arkville 12406
    Suzanne Pred Bass
    Phone: 845-586-3057
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    Treadwell Stagecoach Run Art Festival

    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!

    Treadwell Road
    Treadwell 13846
    Michelle Fisher
  • Tri Town Theatre

    Entertaining Bainbridge, Sidney and Unadilla for over 40 years.

    55 Union Street
    Sidney 13838
    Jack Deuel
    Phone: 607-563-1924
  • Walton Historical Society

    The Walton Historical Society is open to the public every Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Please visit our extensive collection. We have events through out the year. Genealogy and research is not done during event hours.

    9 Townsend Street
    Walton 13865
    Phone: 607-865-5895
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    Walton Theatre

    Join us for movies, music and live performances in our historic little theatre. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 the theatre has an active restoration and events committee.

    31 Gardiner Place
    Walton 13856
    Andrea Patternoster
    Phone: 607-865-6688
  • West Kortright Centre

    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.

    49 West Kortright Church Road
    East Meredith 13757
    Martha VanBurek
    Phone: 607-278-5454
  • Zoom Gallery

    Zoom Gallery is well stocked for our summer visitors with a number of artists. Summer hours are Thursday through Sunday 10am - 5pm.

    1164 Main Street
    Fleischmanns 12430
    Gloria Mulloy
    Phone: 845-254-4998