What is it?

SecondSaturdaySecond Saturday is a city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month when galleries and shops stay open until 9pm.

Gallery openings, music are just some of the ongoing events. Most of the events are along Main Street walking is encouraged.

Click here for most recent Calendar of Events for Beacon’s 2Sat .

One of the most talked about new destinations in the State of New York, Beacon has established itself as one of the great arts communities of the Hudson Valley.

  • 60 miles north of Manhattan, Beacon has been described by The New York Times as The Hudson Valley’s most promising hot spot for contemporary art.
  • Beacon Arts Community Association (BeaconArts): Formed in 2002, BeaconArts (Beacon Arts Community Association/BACA) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that has promoted  and nurtured the arts in Beacon for 15 years. Our members include artists, galleries, specialty shops, restaurants, services, and other arts minded individuals, businesses and organizations who recognize the economic value in supporting local arts and culture. In addition to catalyzing our community around large scale public events like Second Saturday, the Bicycle Christmas Tree and Bicycle Menorah, Windows on Main Street and the Bus Shelter Project, BeaconArts is fiscal sponsor for independent grassroots projects including Beacon Open Studios, the Beacon Independent Film Festival, Beacon 3D, Keys to Beacon, the Beacon Arts and Education Foundation with more continuously coming under its umbrella. BeaconArts updates and publishes a printed guide to Beacon four times a year for galleries and business members, plus an online calendar and weekly e-newsletter of cultural events.  Visit us at BeaconArts.org.
  • Second Saturday Beacon is a city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month when galleries and shops stay open until 9pm. Gallery openings, music are just some of the ongoing events.

Other websites to visit include:

www.dutchesstourism.org

www.artsmidhudson.org

www.dutchessny.gov/publictransit

www.cityofbeacon.org

www.beaconarts.org/beaconfreeloop