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Beacon Open Studios
Sat, May 18th & Sun, May 19th 2019 | 12pm- 6pm
City wide in Beacon NY!

Once a year artists of Beacon, New York open their art studios to the public. This free, citywide, weekend long event has become one of the largest of its kind in the Hudson Valley. This year marks our 11th Anniversary!

Kick Off Party- Friday May 17th 2019 6pm-9pm
Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main st. Beacon, NY

Now in its eleventh year, Beacon Open Studios is one of the largest events of its kind in the Hudson Valley, highly anticipated each year by artists and visitors alike! This year the free, citywide event will be held the third weekend of May. Visitors can pick up BOS brochures and maps for a self guided tour of artist studios. For more information, to check on schedules and updates, go to

2019 Annual Meeting & Board Elections

2 Way Brewing Company

18 West Main Street

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Review past meetings and financial documents here.

6:30 pm Doors; 7:00 Meeting

5 board members for 2019 will be elected; of the 5, there are 2 seeking re-election.

Additional candidate nominations are being accepted up via email through January 28, 2019. Please email with your nomination.  There will also be nominations accepted from the floor at the meeting.


Climate Change, Hope and the Beacon Community – with Tim Guinee

Thursday, January 17th
7 – 9:30pm

 Beacon Sloop Club
2 Red Flynn Drive, Beacon

A discussion of the latest science regarding climate change, and the many reasons we have to be hopeful in confronting this crisis. Warmer temperatures have real consequences for all of us. Sea levels around the world have risen 20cm (7.8 inches) since 1901, swallowing entire islands and creeping closer to populated areas of great coastal cities like New York, Melbourne, and Dakar. Locally the level of the Hudson River has risen nearly 13 inches. Extreme weather events like hurricanes, floods, fires, and droughts are becoming more frequent and intense. Witness the devastation in 2017 as Hurricane Harvey tore through the Caribbean and southern US, destroying homes and leaving millions without power for weeks and even months. The science is clear: the more carbon pollution in the air, the more the sun’s energy gets trapped as heat. Which means things keep getting hotter. In fact, the world has already gotten nearly 1°C warmer since 1880. (more info at the Sloop Club Website)

Dia:Beacon Saturdays and Sundays free for Beacon and adjacent area residents

3 Beekman Street, Beacon Gallery Hours 11 – 6

Free admission on Saturdays and Sundays for City of Beacon residents (including the adjacent Hudson Valley communities of Chelsea, Fishkill, and Glenham). (Photo: Bill Jacobson)

Keith Gunderson Art Exhibition at the Beacon Fine Art Gallery

Ongoing through Sunday, May 5th
4 – 6pm

The Beacon Fine Art Gallery
151 Main Street, Beacon

New art exhibition featuring representational landscape and still-life paintings by renowned American painter, Keith Gunderson.  Ongoing through Sunday, May 5th. Mr. Gunderson is a current and past member of the Salmagundi Club, Hudson Valley Art Association, Audubon Artists and the Oil Painters of America. Exhibited widely, his drawings and paintings are in numerous private and corporate collections. All works in this exhibition will be for sale. Keith Gunderson studied under the renowned painters Frank Mason, Harvey Dinnerstein, David Leffel and Richard Schmid. (more…)

The Great Gatsby 1920’s Fundraiser Party

Thursday, February 7th
6 – 9pm

Hudson Valley Brewery
2 Churchill St, Beacon

Join us as we travel back in time to the infamous roaring 20’s and help raise money for Beacon Open Studios 2019! Throw on you favorite 1920’s outfit and come enjoy delicious food and great drinks with good company.

$25 per person | Tickets are on sale now!!  Raffle prizes, Food provided by Papa Joe’s Catering, Hosted by Dottie; Music by Tony DePaolo and The Beacontonians

Monochrome Photography Show

Reception Saturday, January 5th
2:30 – 5:30

Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street – Beacon

On view through January 27th

Manos Sucias/Dirty Hands publication event and book signing

Saturday, January 12th
3 – 8pm

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

Exhibit Hours: Sunday, January 13, 12-5 pm Saturdays and Sundays, noon-6 pm
Ongoing through February 3, 2019

Traffic Street Press presents “Manos Sucias/Dirty Hands,” an artist book collaboration between the visual artist Greg Slick, the poet Seán Monagle and the book artist Paulette Myers-Rich. The poetry is letterpress printed, with pigment printed illustrations on Zerkall book paper and handbound in paper covers in an edition of 30. “Manos Sucias/Dirty Hands” is the sixth title in the Traffic Street Press Trafficking in Poetry series, and the first produced in Beacon. There will be a limited number of copies available for purchase at the book signing. Poet Seán Monagle will read his poetry during the event and Greg Slick’s original artworks will be on display, along with supporting materials and books accessible for study, including earlier titles in this series. See for more details about the project

Towne Crier Cafe ~ MUSIC and EVENTS in January!

Town Crier Cafe
379 Main Street, Beacon

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m.
Open Mic
Sign up in person, 5-7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m.
Film Night: “All the Creatures Were Stirring”
Written and Directed by David Ian McKendry and Rebekah McKendry
Free monthly film series features screenings of movies made by Hudson Valley filmmakers, hosted by Mark Gamma, director of Newburgh Actors Studio. A young couple struggling through their first date on Christmas Eve end up in a spooky theater, where they are shown several bizarre and twisted Christmas tales, all featuring scenes of holiday horror.
Q&A with Mark and Seth Colegrove, composer of the soundtrack, will follow the screening.
Free (more…)

Wind-Scoured Scribes

Ongoing through February 2nd, 2018-19

Mother Gallery
18 West Main Street #7 – Beacon

Mother Gallery is pleased to present Wind-Scoured Scribes, curated by Kari Adelaide. The scribe aimed to explore the imprint of wind, and named the early dark falling as storm formation. After arriving in body as a blue hag of winter, some trees remained with calm limbs even though their branches were scoured. Others bent fully to the ground without falling, but none bowed to the hag before touching the earth. The hag imagined the white-dreaming weight of ice before she hit the frozen ground with her staff. In the midst of the storm, we see the wind-scoured scribe standing in the nightsky and imagine the early snow falling. Ongoing through February 2nd, 2018-19 (more…)