Call for Artists

August 26, 2016

Howland Public Library Small Works Benefit Exhibit

The Friends of the Howland Library are hosting their First Annual Friendraiser which will take place on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. The event will feature a Silent Auction of local goods and services and a Small Works Benefit Exhibit. We are calling on Beacon’s artist community to submit work for the exhibit. All proceeds from the exhibit will benefit Howland Public Library.

Submission Guidelines: HPL’s Small Works Benefit Exhibit
Each artist may submit one (1) work to the exhibit. All artwork submitted to the Small Works Benefit Exhibit must be for sale. All work must be no greater than 20 inches in the largest dimension. 2D work must ready to hang. (No sawtooth hangers.) By submitting your work to HPL’s Small Works Benefit Exhibit, you agree to donate 50% of proceeds from each sold piece to HPL. HPL will return all unsold artwork.
HPL reserves the right use images of work submitted on our website and in any advertising associated with this exhibition.

Click here for more information.

BeaconArts @ Night Meeting Minutes: 07/27/2016

August 22, 2016

NEW beaconarts_logoBeaconArts@Night General meeting minutes

Wednesday July 27, 2016, 7:00 pm

Chill Wine Bar, 173 Main Street


Welcome and Introductions

Big turnout, several new attendees!

Description of BeaconArts mission, and role as non-profit, and how it helps artists, organizations, and projects

meet monthly to discuss projects and network and bring people together


Project Manager reports

opening night- Pontoon band performing, after party at Dogwood

opening films ‘Bridge Music’ by Joseph Bertoluzzi and ‘Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story’

info and advance tix on website (more…)

Garrison: smallWORKS entry deadline September 5

August 17, 2016

Small Works Garrison

Community Foundations now accepting applications for Fall 2016 grant cycle  

Community Foundations of the HV LogoCLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

We are pleased to share highlights of grant opportunities available this fall through the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley. Please visit our  grants program page to explore and apply for funding. All grant programs require an online application, which is available now. Be sure to review the individual grant guidelines for important eligibility and related information, including deadlines.


Cristin McPeake
Director of Programs

Howland Chamber Music Circle 2016-17 Season

August 12, 2016

unnamedThe award-winning Howland Chamber Music Circle begins our 24th season in September. Once again we bring the finest chamber music ensembles and soloists to the Hudson Valley in a setting ideally suited for chamber music–the Howland Cultural Center in historic Beacon, NY.  Be sure to subscribe now to secure your seats this season.


We’re excited to present the Juilliard String Quartet in one of their first concerts with their new cellist, Astrid Schween. The Alexander String Quartet—perennial favorites of ours—will return to the hall for the 11th time. Also returning are the critically acclaimed Escher String Quartet, Boston-based Walden Chamber Players and theJasper String Quartet. The Jasper is especially beloved by students in the area who have worked with them through our educational outreach program.
New to our series this season will be the dynamic Israeli Chamber Project. Also performing for the first time for us will be the Imani Winds,  the premier woodwind quintet, with their new clarinetist Mark Dover. In our tradition of presenting young, new musicians, we will be presenting violinist In Mo Yang who is still an undergraduate student but already winning major competitions and dazzling the critics with his hugely successful Carnegie Hall debut.
Our Piano Festival is always extremely popular and no doubt this season will be the same. Jeremy Denk, who first performed for us some 14 years ago, will be returning, as will the Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen whom we last heard in 2013. And for the first time at the Howland, young pianist Fei-Fei Dong, who made an estounding Carnegie Hall debut this past year, will be performing. This year the festival includes an exciting program of 4-hand piano works performed by Peter Serkin and Julia Hsu.
The intimacy of the Howland Cultural Center enhances our concerts, but it also means that many of our concerts sell out each season, so be sure to secure your seats with a subscription. When deciding if a subscription is right for you, remember our generous exchange policy; if you are unable to attend a concert you may inform us prior to the concert and exchange your tickets for a future concert, assuming that concert is not already sold out.

For those that have already subscribed, tickets will be mailed in mid-August. Sales of tickets to individual concerts will also begin in mid-August.

Visit our website for more information and to subscribe,, or call us at 845-765-3012.

Business Member Spotlight: Grey Printing

August 11, 2016

greyprinting posterGrey Printing

37 Chestnut St.
Cold Spring, New York 10516


Grey Zeien

What is the nature of your business?
Grey Printing specializes in very fast turn-around of quality full color printing – from cards to posters, stationery to signs. If you need it fast, and affordable – call Grey Printing

When did you launch your business?

Did you start in Beacon?
No (more…)