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Windows on Main Street: Call for Artists

Submission Deadline is June 1!


In 2018 the theme is…

There is no theme! Participating artists are encouraged to make this year’s installations truly their own.
The focus of this project is for artists to interact with business owners to conceptualize installations that highlight the artist’s point of view and work well within the chosen space.

Sponsorship packages  are open now and range from $25 to $250, which includes online and print advertisement options. Businesses who are interested in making their storefront windows available for the exhibition can email Participating artists can apply here. Artists must install their work at the partner business between Monday, August 6, and Friday, August 10.

Visit or email if you have questions or would like more information.

Artist Intent to Participate: CLICK HERE

Calling all designers, artists, makers, and stitchers! RIP VAN WINKLE Community Design/Build Info Session

Tuesday, May 22nd
6 – 8pm

Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landin – Garrison

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival seeks a community team to help create sets, props, and costumes for this season’s production of RIP VAN WINKLE. Come meet the designers, producers, and Festival staff at this session to learn more! Ages 12+. No experience needed.

Learn More + RSVP | Questions Elizabeth Audley,

Erica Hauser’s color-punchy paintings at Catalyst Gallery

Opening Saturday
May 12th, 12 – 4pm
Sunday May 13th, 12 – 5pm

Ongoing through May 29th

Catalyst Gallery
137 Main St

Erica Hauser’s color-punchy paintings on canvas, paper and wood.
Special studio prices on all works. Days/hours TBA and by appt. (more info on Facebook) (more…)

The Beacon Series | Drawings by Johan Ayoob

Ongoing through May 31st

Bank Square Coffeehouse
129 Main Street – Beacon

A selection of scalar fantasies, landscapes, speculative concepts and classical allegories, all related in one way or another to the city of Beacon. Articulating the fears and desires which haunt the Civic Unconscious in a period of rapid growth and transformation, these large-scale drawings also seek to disclose a monumentality and grandeur in the physical topography of the city. Johan Ayoob, a resident of Beacon for 30 years, draws on subject matter both contemporary and historical, juxtaposing fantasy and realism to represent an urban locale in a new and provocative manner.

The Cruellest Month

Ongoing through June 30th

Mother Gallery
18 West Main Street #7 – Beacon

Performance by the Dramastics at 8pm. Music from the Dramastics film, performed live by artists Nathan Carter and Brock Enright with drummer Ed Klinger and singers Trinity Lewis and Jennifer Sunmonu.
Ongoing through June 30th. (more…)

MANITOGA 2018 Artist Residency Program Kazumi Tanaka’s INK: The Color of Manitoga

May 18 – November 12

Manitoga/Russell Wright Design Center
584 Route 9D – Garrison

Kazumi Tanaka’s INK: The Color of Manitoga. Manitoga is thrilled to announce year five of our Artist Residency Program with the installation INK: The Color of Manitoga by Japanese artist Kazumi Tanaka who will create natural inks from plant specimens she collects in Manitoga’s woodland garden. From the color inks, a series of paintings will evolve. (more…)

Beacon Sloop Club Sailing Classroom Instruction

Wednesday Evenings, April 13th through May 30th
7 – 9pm

Beacon Sloop Club
2 Red Flynn Drive – Beacon

Learn the basics of sailing in a classroom situation and potentially become a member of the crew on the “Woody Guthrie”, historic wooden replica of a gaff-rigged Hudson River Sloop. (more…)

Steve Rossi: Differential Ratio at Matteawan Gallery

Steve Rossi artist talk Saturday, May 12th at 4pm

On view through May 20th

Matteawan Gallery
436 Main Street – Beacon

Matteawan Gallery is pleased to present Steve Rossi: Differential Ratio, an exhibition of works on paper and sculpture. This is Rossi’s first exhibition at the gallery.  (more…)

Candelabra; things that carry the light of the world

Ongoing through July 31st

Marion Royael Gallery
159 Main Street – Beacon

On view is finely executed visual perspectives related to the nature of things that carry light of the world woven together in a singularly connected Directed Migrating Installation.

DiaTalks: Brett Littman on Walter De Maria

Saturday, June 9th
2 pm

3 Beekman Street – Beacon

Brett Littman is the director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in New York. Free with museum admission. No reservations required.

Walter De Maria, Truck Trilogy, 2011-17. Installation view, Dia:Beacon, Beacon New York. © Estate of Walter De Maria.
Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York