For events and arts news go to

New Partnership Offers “Beacon Free Loop” Bus  for Residents and Visitors

Free service started August 22nd!


“People of the Fields” By Barbara Masterson at The Lofts

Artist Talk: October 21st, 2pm
Ongoing through November 3rd, 2018

The Lofts @ Beacon
18 Front Street – Beacon

In 2015, I was plein air painting when migrant workers came into view. I gestured them into my paintings. As time went on these shapes became much more. Their forms became individuals. My work transformed. These are the people that do the jobs that most Americans won’t do, yet who might face deportation under the new Washington administration. (more…)

Hiro Ichikawa: Mountains and Rivers Without End | Paintings from a Trail

Ongoing through October 21st
2 – 4pm

Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park
8 Long Dock Road – Beacon

Scenic Hudson is pleased to host the exhibition, Mountains and Rivers Without End / Paintings from a Trail, by Hiro Ichikawa (March 23, 1959 – January 6, 2017).  Curated by Eleni Smolen, TheoGanz Studio.

On view Saturday and Sundays, October 6 – 22, 2018 from 12 – 5pm. For further information, contact Eleni Smolen, curator at 917.318.2239 or

Reverse Punctuation Constellations: A collaboration between artist Melissa McGill and writer Sam Anderson

Ongoing through November 4th

No.3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works
469 Main Street – Beacon

A collaboration between by artist Melissa McGill and writer Sam Anderson

No.3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works is pleased to present works from Melissa McGill’s Constellation project, a large-scale sculptural installation that was installed around the ruins of Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island in the Hudson river near Beacon from June 2015 – October 2017. (more…)

BURL & BALANCE: Paintings and mixed media works by Mandy Kelso and Erica Hauser

Ongoing through October 28th

Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main Street – Beacon

Gallery hours Sat-Sun 12-6pm and by appt.  More info: 845-204-3844

BROADWAY AT BANNERMAN’S to benefit the Bannerman Castle Trust

Help preserve a Hudson Valley landmark!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

2:00 pm

Howland Cultural Center

477 Main Street, Beacon

$25 in advance on the Bannerman Castle Trust website
or call 845.831.6346

$35 at the door

Join us for an encore performance starring Broadway veterans, NANCY AUFFARTH, NANCY JOHNSTON and DENISE SUMMERFORD. Enjoy an afternoon of extraordinary tunes, comedic delights, jazzy standards and soulful songs – all under the impeccable music direction of ELAINE MILLER.  This show dazzled audiences on Bannerman Island in August.

Doors open at 1:00 for a wine and cheese reception in advance of the performance. (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…)

Eleanor White: It’s About Time

Extended through October 21st
Open until 8pm for Second Saturday

Matteawan Gallery, 436 Main Street – Beacon

Matteawan Gallery is pleased to present Eleanor White: It’s About Time. White’s second solo show at the gallery explores the passing of time in sculpture and drawings that incorporate unusual materials, often in a circular form. Ongoing through October 7, 2018.


Keys To Beacon

Keys to Beacon is a community project to promote access to the arts and music for all citizens. Pianos will be installed in public spaces around the City of Beacon September through October. (more info)

Howland Chamber Music Circle Presents Sō Percussion

Sunday, October 21st
4 – 6pm

Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St., Beacon, 12508

The Howland Chamber Music Circle introduces the innovative percussion ensemble Sō Percussion, which makes its first appearance with a program they call “Living Room Music.” Sō’s repertoire ranges from the classics of 20th century composers like John Cage, Steve Reich, and Iannis Xenakis, to composing and performing their own works. (more…)