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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

Working OverTime | Works on Paper by Clarence Morgan & David Rich

Saturday, March 23rd, 5-8pm

Artists Talk:
Sunday, March 24th, 2pm

Photo Book Works
469 Main Street – Beacon
Space is limited, reservations are required

Working overtime. Working over time. They sound the same, but connote different temporal states. Both apply to painters Clarence Morgan and David Rich, each in their sixth decade, for whom time has become compressed, with a degree of urgency about its limitations and passage. Yet both are known to, without reluctance or hesitation, revisit work done years ago, to pick up their tools and search within both dimensions of painting and of time, of then and of now. These small works on paper are multi-layered and concentrated. The resultant configurations become meditation devices, offering first the immediate read, and then the slow reveal that rewards durational looking and the process of seeing. (more…)

The Mystery of Nancy Drew, a Group Show

On view through April 6th

Howland Public Library
313 Main Street – Beacon

To celebrate Women’s History Month, The Howland Public Library will  feature artwork by over 20 local women artists inspired by the classic Nancy Drew Mystery Stories. The first Nancy Drew books were published in 1930 and are still in print today. Over time, the fictional character of Nancy Drew, the independent girl sleuth, has become a culture icon. (more…)

Still Still Moving | 30 Artists Celebrate Women’s History Month

On view through March 31st
2:30 – 4:30

Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street, Beacon

The Howland Cultural Center, Beacon’s premier Arts and Entertainment venue, cordially invites you to the Opening Reception on Saturday, March 2nd, from 2:30 to 4:30, of the Still Still Moving Artists Exhibition with the works of thirty plus artists celebrating National Women’s History Month 2019.  (more info at Facebook) (more…)

Reality Sandwich at Hudson Beach Gallery

On view through April 7th

Hudson Beach Glass
162 Main Street – Beacon

Van Brunt Projects is presenting an exhibition of work by 8 artists entitled “Reality Sandwich” curated by Carl Van Brunt, Gallery Director of the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum (WAAM). Artists include: Colin Barclay, Donald Bruschi, Richard Butler, Beth Humphrey, Stephen Niccolls, Thomas Sarrantonio, Robert Toyokazu Troxell, and j.d. weiss. Paintings, mixed media works, photographs, and sculpture will be exhibited. The title of the show references the curator’s choices of works by mature, accomplished artists who work in a range of styles and media. On view through April 7th. (more info)


Hue Tint Shade: Paintings by Karl LaLonde

On view through April 7th

RiverWinds Gallery
172 Main Street – Beacon

new paintings by Karl LaLonde. “I’ve been painting pretty much my entire life and have shown for over 50 years,” Karl says. “I love color and I’m not afraid to use it. This show is much of my latest work with a variety of styles I love.” On view through April 7, 2019. (more…)

Veracity, Grace and Seduction at BAU

On view through April 7th

bau: Beacon Artists Union
506 Main Street – Beacon

Gallery 1 : “Veracity, Grace and Seduction”, works by Eileen Sackman, Joan Phares, Pamela Zaremba

Beacon Room: “Fractured” by Carol Flaitz

On view through April 7th. Saturdays and Sundays 12-6pm or by appointment


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)


Saturday, March 23

Towne Crier Cafe
379 Main Street, Beacon

Back by popular demand! Americana/alt-country band Yarn’s sound owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scruggs as to Jerry Garcia and Exile On Main Street-era Rolling Stones. Much like its name, the band Yarn weaves country, rock, blues and more into a genre-defying blend that has captured the attention of fans and critics alike. Following in a fine tradition that includes forward thinking roots bands like The Flying Burrito Brothers and New Riders of The Purple Sage. Yarn weaves roots music idioms into a fresh sound that turns on hipsters and fans of country music alike, with technically impressive song-crafting and universal tales from the road of life.

Since their start in 2007, Yarn’s original Americana sound has developed into music that seekers of the unique see as the soundtrack to their lives. Yarn’s first four albums were recognized by the AMA’s and R&R radio charts, spending time in the Top 5 at their highest point. Yarn has become one of the hardest-working and harder-touring bands for this generation’s digital natives and new music folllowers. $20 advance/ $25 at the door

Beacon Arts (BACA) March Meet-Up

Wednesday, March 27
7 – 9pm

Chill Wine Bar
173 Main Street – Beacon

We’re back! Join us for our monthly meet-up! Connect with your neighbors and find our what’s up in our fair little city and how to get involved. This month, we’ll be featuring artist (and BeaconArts Board Members) Donna Mikkelsen will talk about her work and we’ll hear from the folks at Chill as well. We hope to see you there!

Don’t forget that you can renew your membership, pick up a new membership card if you renewed recently or join BeaconArts at the meetings. (more info at Facebook)