Art & Crafts Events in the Hudson Valley

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Friday
March
6
12:00 PM
to
7:00 PM
Nude
Queen City 15 Gallery
317 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 
A surprising take on the NUDE in today’s ever-changing outlook on the subject. Queen City 15 Fine Art Gallery presents NUDE from March 6-28.

NUDE is a juried exhibition of area artists whose work includes the undraped human form. QC15 begins our second season of group exhibitions with the time-honored tradition of the nude figure as subject. James Cox and Mary Anna Goetz are the jurors for this show. James Cox is the Director of the James Cox Gallery at Woodstock. James is a veteran NYC art dealer who now operates his own gallery in Woodstock focusing on the art of the Hudson Valley. Mary Anna is a renowned landscape painter with decades of experience making, selling and exhibiting her work. She states, “Many of the world’s most revered paintings and sculptures feature the NUDE figure.” This dynamic duo has chosen art that brings a fresh and surprising take on the NUDE in today’s ever-changing outlook of the subject.

On display though March 28, 2020
Saturday
March
7
11:00 AM
Opening: Ad Minoliti - Fantasías Modulares
Mass MoCA
1040 Mass MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 
Grinning triangles, lounging cows, and winking circles populate the vibrant, queer landscapes of Ad Minoliti’s imagined worlds. Trained as a painter, Minoliti draws on the rich legacy of geometric abstraction in her native country, Argentina, where geometry was used as a tool for picturing utopian alternatives. By combining abstraction with playful figuration, Minoliti upends familiar fairy tales, turning them on their head. She is particularly interested in disrupting pictorial cultural norms that uphold traditional views of sexuality and gender.

The artist sees many of these cultural norms established in the formative stories of childhood. In contrast to these indoctrinations, Minoliti uses her work to picture alternate realities free of biases by utilizing diverse, colorful, and playful hybrid forms. Her characters are non-binary, challenging the usual categories of male and female, and also blurring boundaries between human, animal, and machine.

Sunday
March
8
11:00 AM
Opening: Gamaliel Rodríguez La travesía / Le voyage
Mass MoCA
1040 Mass MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 
Gamaliel Rodríguez’s large-scale works on paper imagine landscapes inspired by the two-fold character of his native Puerto Rico, which the artist recently described as a mix of “beauty and chaos.” Merging industrial and natural environments, Rodríguez depicts abandoned structures surrounded by verdant greenery — which he often renders as an aerial view. Devoid of a human presence, the overgrown buildings have a dystopic yet familiar feel, prompting mis-recognitions by viewers reminded of locations in their own hometowns. Though the artist’s subjects are fictitious, they are inspired by the accumulation of manufacturing projects in Puerto Rico established and ultimately abandoned by US companies lured by tax breaks and cheap labor in the mid-20th century.

Rodríguez is currently working on a new 60-foot work on paper for MASS MoCA’s Hunter Hallway.

Saturday
March
21
11:00 AM
Opening: Kissing through a Curtain
Mass MoCA
1040 Mass MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 
Including works by Nasser Alzayani, Aslý Çavuþoðlu, Kim Faler, Justin Favela, Osman Khan, Christine Sun Kim, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Jimena Sarno, Clarissa Tossin, and Jessica Vaughn.

During the opening celebration on March 21, please join us for a performance of taracatá trabaja, conceptualized by artist Jimena Sarno and composed and designed with musician Axel Krygier. Singers Gemma Castro, Vera Lugo, Molly Pease, and Rosalie Rodriguez will perform.

Major support for Kissing through a Curtain is provided by the Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Programming at MASS MoCA is made possible in part by the Barr Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and Mass Cultural Council.

Saturday
March
21
3:00 PM
to
5:00 PM
Mother/Father: Artists' Talk
Womenswork.Art
4 South Clinton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 
Join us on 3/21 for the Artists' Talk for March's featured exhibition Mother/Father with artists from the exhibit and jurors Julia Whitney Barnes and Madeleine Segall-Marx. Refreshments will be served, and this event is free and open to the public.

Saturday
March
28
9:00 AM
to
3:00 PM
St. Stephen St. Edward First Annual Arts & Craft Fair
St. Stephen St. Edward School
75 Sandfordville Road
Warwick, NY 
St. Stephen St. Edward School is hosting their first annual Arts and Craft Fair! This event will feature many beautiful handcrafted items from many local artisans! Come do some shopping and support local small businesses!
There will be refreshments for sale, kids activities, face painting and a surprise guest!
Visit our raffle table for a chance to win some beautiful items from our vendors!
Sunday
March
29
11:00 AM
to
4:00 PM
Dia:Beacon Free Day
Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, NY 
All Dia: indoor locations are CLOSED until further notice.

Dia:Beacon offers complimentary admission with identification to Hudson Valley residents the last Sunday of every month. (Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington and Westchester). Please present identification and proof of residence at the admissions desk. Gallery displays rotate regularly.

Friday
April
3
10:00 AM
Country Folk Art Craft Show
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave
Troy, NY 
Sorry, but this show has been CANCELLED.

Home Decor & More! 1000's of handmade in USA home creations & Gifts

Country Folk Art Craft Show will display products like wonderful handmade decorative accents and beautiful artwork, handcrafted furniture and furnishing reproductions, and lighting, handwoven rugs, re-purposed antiques and treasures, lace, wood cutlery, primitive furniture, framed art, paintings, textiles, candles, signs, floral designs, wearable art, home and garden decor, and much more.

Fri, Apr 3 – Sun, Apr 5

Saturday
April
4
4:00 PM
to
6:00 PM
Meet the Matis: Adapatation and Endurance in Amazonia (Opening Reception)
Queen City 15 Gallery
317 Main Street
Poughkeepsie , NY 
Queen City 15 Fine Art Gallery presents “Meet the Matis - Adaptation and Endurance in Amazonia" - an exhibit featuring the photography and art work by Carl Parris and his fellow explorers during their expedition to meet the Matis Indians. This exhibit will explore their daily survival skills, customs and struggles to maintain their culture as the modern world comes closer and more threatening to their way of life.
It will include hunting weapons like blow guns, poison darts, spirit masks, medicinal and religious artifacts along with photos, drawings and video. The Matis Indians live deep in the Amazon jungle in the far western corner of Brazil. Their protected territory is the size of the state of Maine and is home to the largest number of “uncontacted” tribes in the world. They first made contact with outsiders in 1976 and shortly thereafter were nearly wiped out due to exposure to ‘foreign’ diseases.
Saturday
April
11
4:00 PM
to
6:00 PM
Meet the Matis: Adapatation and Endurance in Amazonia (Lecture and Slideshow)
Queen City 15 Gallery
317 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 
Queen City 15 Fine Art Gallery presents “Meet the Matis - Adaptation and Endurance in Amazonia" - an exhibit featuring the photography and art work by Carl Parris and his fellow explorers during their expedition to meet the Matis Indians. This exhibit will explore their daily survival skills, customs and struggles to maintain their culture as the modern world comes closer and more threatening to their way of life.
It will include hunting weapons like blow guns, poison darts, spirit masks, medicinal and religious artifacts along with photos, drawings and video.

Saturday
April
25
9:00 AM
to
4:00 PM
Highland HS Spring Vendor Event
Highland High School
320 Pancake Hollow Road
Highland , NY 
Looking for vendors!
Please email highlandhsptsa@gmail.com for an application! Fun filled day with the proceeds going towards our students!!!
Saturday
April
25
5:30 PM
to
9:30 PM
Woodstock Artists Association -- BEAUX ARTS BASH
Bearsville Theater
291 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 
This event has been rescheduled. New date TBD.

A Cocktail & Dance Party Celebrating the Arts, Community & the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum.

The evening will be presented as a cocktail party from 5:30-9:30 pm with hors d’oeuvres catered by Bistro-to-Go, music by Perry Beckman, dancing to the music of DJ Julie Evans, exciting raffle items, a balloon pop, and BASH Miniatures – small scale artworks donated by regional artists. It’s going to be a fun-filled evening and we hope to see you there!

The Fabulous Hat Competition -- Fabulous, creative hats are strongly encouraged. The best hat will receive the Hatti Award, selected by Juror Hatti Iles.

Proceeds from the Beaux Arts BASH help to support all WAAM’s year-round public arts programming, exhibitions and support for area artists.

Sunday
April
26
10:00 AM
to
4:00 PM
Spring Craft and Vendor Fair
Pine Island Firehouse
675 County Route 1
Pine Island, NY 
This craft fair features many beautiful handcrafted items from many local artisans and some direct sale vendors. There will be refreshments for sale and a chance to win door prizes from our wonderful vendors. There is no entrance fee so come and shop indoors. This craft and vendor fair is hosted by the Pulaski Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.
Sunday
May
3
11:00 PM
to
4:00 PM
Spring Fling Pop Up Shop at Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie NY
Locust Grove Estate
Rt 9
Poughkeepsie, NY 
A one stop shop for Mothers Day
Saturday
May
23
10:00 AM
Woodstock - New Paltz Art and Craft Fair Spring Show
Ulster County Fair Grounds
249 Libertyville Rd
New Paltz, NY 
The Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair has evolved into a highly successful event, voted one of the top art and craft shows in America by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Over the years, the fair has attracted the finest artists and craftspeople from across the country. We continue to welcome tens of thousands of visitors through our gates every Memorial and Labor Day weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday May 23 through Monday May 25.

Sunday
June
7
12:00 PM
to
4:00 PM
Lost Catskill Farm Afternoon
Time and the Valleys Museum
332 Main Street
Grahamsville, NY 
Members: FREE, non-members $5
Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 12 PM – 4 PM

Go back in time to dairy farming in the 1930s - learn how to hand milk a cow, make ice cream and butter, how milk was kept cold and transported before electricity and more. Sullivan County Dairy Ambassadors will be on hand to answer questions. Live animals!

Sunday
June
14
10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM
Sweet Bee’s Honey Festival & Country Fair
Museum Village
Rt 17M
Monroe, NY 
At Sweet Bee’s Honey Festival & Artisan Market, you will enjoy a wide variety of honeys, baked goods, chocolates, craft beverages (wines, meads, spirits and ciders), cheeses and other gourmet products, as well as a variety of handmade crafts.

Step back into the 19th-century, as you explore all of Museum Village. Listen to live country music and enjoy family-friendly activities including face painting and old-fashioned games such as potato sack races and bean bag toss. There will even be a horse-drawn Conestoga wagon ride!

Saturday
June
27
10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM
Rhinebeck Crafts Festival
Dutchess County Fair Grounds
6550 Springbrook Ave Rte. 9
Rhinebeck, NY 
Two-hundred of America’s best independent artists and craftspeople are coming together in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley for the seventh annual Rhinebeck Crafts Festival. This diverse experience is a celebration of all things handmade which includes: unique contemporary craft and art, gourmet specialty foods, tastings from Hudson Valley distilleries and wineries, interactive craft demonstrations and exciting family activities.

The Rhinebeck Crafts Festival is a great day for the entire family! Entertain the kids with a variety of children’s activities including interactive puppet theater with Middle-earth Studios, face painting, balloon animals, stilt walkers and more! Visitors will also have the chance watch and participate in hands-on craft demonstrations.

Saturday June 27, and Sunday June 28

Friday
July
24
10:00 AM
Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst Mansion
635 S Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 
Show rescheduled from original May 1 date, due to Coronavirus.

Crafts at Lyndhurst showcases over 275 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country selling their exciting contemporary creations and is a celebration of all things handmade. A full day art and shopping experience for the entire family including interactive kids activities, delicious gourmet foods and concessions, hands-on demonstrations and more at Westchester’s favorite out-of-the-box shopping experience. Event takes place under tents. Rain or shine.

Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 26

Saturday
September
5
10:00 AM
Woodstock - New Paltz Art and Craft Fair Fall Show
Ulster County Fair Grounds
249 Libertyville Rd
New Paltz, NY 
The Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair has evolved into a highly successful event, voted one of the top art and craft shows in America by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Over the years, the fair has attracted the finest artists and craftspeople from across the country. We continue to welcome tens of thousands of visitors through our gates every Memorial and Labor Day weekend.

Labor Day Weekend: Saturday September 5 through Monday September 7.

Friday
September
11
10:00 AM
Country Folk Art Craft Show
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave
Troy, NY 
Home Decor & More! 1000's of handmade in USA home creations & Gifts

Country Folk Art Craft Show will display products like wonderful handmade decorative accents and beautiful artwork, handcrafted furniture and furnishing reproductions, and lighting, handwoven rugs, re-purposed antiques and treasures, lace, wood cutlery, primitive furniture, framed art, paintings, textiles, candles, signs, floral designs, wearable art, home and garden decor, and much more.

Fri, Sept 11 – Sun, Sept 13

Saturday
October
3
10:00 AM
to
5:00 PM
Oktoberfest Handcrafted at Rhinebeck
Dutchess County Fair Grounds
6550 Springbrook Ave Rte. 9
Rhinebeck, NY 
The second annual Handcrafted Oktoberfest will be held October 3rd & 4th, 2020 at the historic Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY. Rhinebeck’s first Oktoberfest at the fairgrounds brings together the handcrafted, artisanal and agricultural — from wearable fine craft and laudable fine art to the Hudson River Valley’s best brew, wine, specialty foods, apothecary goods and an abundance of harvest attractions. In addition to live craft demos and browsing rows of one-of-a-kind handmade furniture, jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber art, and more, visitors will interact with farm animals, partake in an agri-venture center and pumpkin contest, ride a horse-drawn hay wagon, and watch pumpkin carving by the master of the craft. And, of course, no Oktoberfest would be complete without the season’s best beer, wine, spirits, gourmet specialties, and fresh Germanic food. Get your early bird discount tickets now!

Saturday October 3, and Sunday October 4

Sunday
October
11
1:00 PM
to
4:00 PM
A Day in the Life of a Farm Wife at the Lost Catskill Farm
Time and the Valleys Museum
332 Main Street
Grahamsville, NY 
Members: FREE, non-members: $5
Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 1 PM – 4 PM

Experience what life was like for a woman living on a 1930s family farm in the Catskills, with daily tasks included preparing three large meals, baking bread, churning butter, laundry, housework, making soap and candles, planting weeding and harvesting from the garden, and more!

Friday
November
20
10:00 AM
Country Folk Art Craft Show
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave
Troy, NY 
Home Decor & More! 1000's of handmade in USA home creations & Gifts

Country Folk Art Craft Show will display products like wonderful handmade decorative accents and beautiful artwork, handcrafted furniture and furnishing reproductions, and lighting, handwoven rugs, re-purposed antiques and treasures, lace, wood cutlery, primitive furniture, framed art, paintings, textiles, candles, signs, floral designs, wearable art, home and garden decor, and much more.

Fri, November 20 – Sun, November22