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2021 Summer Arts Preview

2021 Summer Arts Preview

After a grim year of hibernation brought on by COVID, in-person culture has returned to the Hudson Valley region—and, with it, at long last, our annual Summer Arts Preview. Each June, we offer a curated roundup of the exceptional arts and seasonal activities that light up the area during the summer season. Our 2020 list, naturally, looked a little unusual, with so many events either being cancelled, postponed, or only taking place virtually. But, this year, thanks the long-awaited advent of a vaccine and the continuing, positive impact of masks, social distancing, and other safety measures, live events are once again making their way back onto the calendar for you to enjoy. Time to celebrate!

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2021 Summer Arts Preview

Summer Arts Preview Directory

Clark Art Institute
The Clark is one of only a handful of institutions globally that combines a public art museum with research and academic programs, including a major art history library. The Clark is now a leading international center for research and discussion on the nature of art and art history.
Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM)
The WAAM is a not-for-profit membership organization. Founded in 1919, it is one of the oldest continuing arts organizations of its kind, with contemporary galleries, a historic collection and archives, and dynamic educational programming.
Intimate music venue with rustic, stream-side setting & 2 on-site restaurants including Bear Cafe.
11 Jane St. Art Center
11 Jane St. Art Center is a fully renovated artist-owned 19th Century brick warehouse dedicated to mid-career artists new work and works in progress, artist residencies, performances, exhibitions, community projects and classes.
Wynkoop Studio - Vera Kaplan
Vera Kaplan - Large paintings on Canvas. Commissions Welcome Participant: Labor Day Artists Studio Views - Rhinebeck. Cell: (845) 546-1349
Kenise Barnes Fine Art
Kenise Barnes represents 50 national-level artists working in all media. Founded in 1994, the gallery has a wide selection of artwork for the burgeoning to the seasoned collector. In addition to curated exhibitions every six weeks the gallery maintains a large inventory of artwork in our on-site warehouse.
Ancram Opera House
Ancram Opera House presents a mix of contemporary theatre (virtual and live, alternative cabaret, storytelling and community programs. Located in the Hudson River Valley in a former grange hall converted into an intimate and flexible space, AOH offers a unique opportunity to directly engage, up close, with visionary theatre artists at the top of their field yet rarely seen in our region. Inspired by the aspirations of the grange movement, the Ancram Opera House creates meaningful encounters through the performing arts that forge connection and community.
Museum at SUNY New Paltz with works by well-known artists from the Hudson Valley & around the globe.
Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum is dedicated to welcoming and connecting people to our shared cultural heritage through exhibitions and programs that provoke, delight, and inspire.

Located in a beautiful setting on the shore of Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York, the Fenimore Art Museum offers a unique collection of American art, including folk art, Native American art, and fine art.

Carrie Haddad Gallery
Established in 1991, Carrie Haddad Gallery represents mid-career and emerging artists of the Hudson Valley and beyond working in all types of painting, both large and small sculpture, works on paper and a variety of techniques in photography.
Berkshire Pulse
Summer Dance, movement, and music classes for ages 4-adult held at Berkshire Pulse Studios and at The Mount and Chesterwood. Classes include Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Dance for Boys, Dance Expressions, Dances of Africa, Tap, Flamenco, Jazz, Yoga, Intro to Drumming, Capoeira, Hip Hop/Street Style, and more! Additionally, Summer Intensives allow youth to go in-depth in their studies in Advanced Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Ballet, Contemporary and Dance Beyond Borders. Classes run from the end of June through mid-August. Berkshire Pulse is a dynamic, welcoming, nonprofit dance, world music and movement arts education center located in Housatonic, MA.
Hessel Museum of Art/CCS Bard
With a rotating schedule of exhibitions featuring both major and emerging contemporary artists throughout the year. Always free - advance reservation and information on our website. On view starting June 26 - "With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985" and "Closer to Life: Drawings and Works on Paper in the Marieluise Hessel Collection".
Surface Library
Surface Library Gallery + Atelier was founded in 2006, by painter James Kennedy and ceramic artist Bob Bachler, in the "Springs Historic Art District" of East Hampton, NY. In 2017, Surface Library Atelier moved to Ancram, NY in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York. The artist's studios are housed in the historically registered Simons General Store. Studio visits are welcomed and can be aranged by request at
Colony Woodstock
The Colony Beer Garden returns April 10th! MON/THU/FRI: 3PM - 10PM SAT/SUN: 11AM - 10PM CLOSED TUE/WED 22 ROCK CITY RD. WOODSTOCK NY 12498 (845) 679-ROCK
Garrison Art Center
Garrison Art Center's two Galleries feature Holly Sumner - "Saints and Samarai", panel paintings and Deb Lecce - "Guardians of the Land", paintings May 22 - June 20, 2021. Garrison Art Center’s summer arts programs have been touted by parents as the best in the Hudson Valley. Summer Arts on the Hudson (June 28-July 23) for K through 8th graders, and Summer Art Institute, an intensive two-week program for high school students (July 26-Aug 6, plus an exhibition Aug 7 & 8). For more information email Riverside Crafts Fair is back in 2021, August 21 & 22. visit
Holland Tunnel Gallery
In 2018, Paulien Lethen opened Holland Tunnel Art Newburgh / Gallery & Studios in a refurbished 1860 warehouse on Chambers Street between Broadway and First Street. The industrial gallery space, with its high ceiling and grand piano for concerts, is the fourth location for Holland Tunnel Gallery. It seemed logical that when Lethen moved to live in Newburgh and met the lively art community, the Holland Tunnel Gallery would follow. With Holland Tunnel Art Newburgh she creates a new place for exhibitions, performances, concerts and movie screenings. The other spaces in the building are artist studios. In Newburgh, Paulien Lethen feels the same exciting artistic energy of Williamsburg in the ‘90’s – then known as The New Bohemia. She is happy to offer a new cultural venue and art center in the Historic District of Newburgh where art and people can get together.
Historic Huguenot Street
At our 10-acre National Historic Landmark District, visitors experience over 300 years of history across seven historic stone-house museums, a reconstructed 1717 French Church, the Huguenot community’s original burying ground, and a replica Esopus Munsee wigwam. Period rooms and exhibits tell the stories of a French Huguenot settlement as it evolved over time, and also reveal the history of the area’s Native and enslaved African peoples and Dutch settlers.
Eckert Fine Art
Eckert Fine Art specializes in Post-War and Contemporary art. The gallery was founded in 1996 by Jane Eckert and is currently located on the Mass MoCA campus in North Adams, Massachusetts.
Mark Gruber Gallery
Since 1976, the Mark Gruber Gallery has been exhibiting the Hudson Valley's finest artists.
Berkshire Opera Festival
We are Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF), a fully-producing summer festival that opened in 2016. Adhering to the highest standards of artistic excellence, we are committed to restoring fully-staged opera to a place of prominence in the Berkshire community. Each summer, we present musically and dramatically compelling operatic productions, in addition to recitals and other related musical events.
Barrington Stage Company
Award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield presenting top-notch musicals, masterful classics and thought-provoking new work. Voted Best in the Berkshires 2017–2020 and BroadwayWorld's Theatre of the Decade.
Art Omi
Art Omi is a not-for-profit arts center with a 120-acre sculpture and architecture park and gallery, residency programs for international artists, writers, translators, musicians, architects and dancers.
Art Gallery 71
Art Gallery 71 is a fine art gallery nestled in the heart of the idyllic village of Rhinebeck NY. In the tradition of the Salon de Paris, art is displayed ‘salon style’ utilizing much of the floor to ceiling space in the manner still employed by the Barnes Foundation today. As a result, there are always many works on display at any given time and visitors are encouraged to linger.
Hudson Valley Gallery
Paintings and limited edition prints of the Hudson Valley and beyond by Paul Gould. Changing exhibits of representational paintings, sculpture, and photography by established and emerging artists. Gallery offers painting and frame restoration services and art instruction in all media, beginners welcome. Gallery open Tuesday-Sunday, 1PM to 5PM or by appointment

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