Art of Business: 1857 Spirits

Potato Perfection
From a six-generation family farm in the heart of the Schoharie Valley comes a new beverage sensation: 1857 Spirits.


Art of Business: Bearsville Theater

Temple of Rock
"The single most important thing we're doing is trying to reach back and project the legacy of [legendary talent manager and entrepreneur] Albert Grossman, who created the compound," says John Fitzgerald, one of the partners running the Bearsville Theater compound near Woodstock.


Art of Business: Holy Dog

Artful Dogger
Chino of Middletown's Holy Dog doesn't have a lot of time to worry about his small restaurant's Internet presence.


Art of Business: Kaatsbaan International Dance Center

Keepting it En Pointe
Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, the Hudson Valley's "cultural park for dance," was founded in 1990 to afford professional dancers the space and time they couldn't afford in Manhattan, and often sees former students return again as renowned professionals.


Art of Business: Adage-NYC

Uncommon Scents
In creating the Source Adage-NYC ambient fragrance line, its designers sought to imbue every aspect of their product with neoclassical style that would transcend cliché, from the signature black glass vessel to the scents within, which incorporate notes like exotic wood, fruit, fine bourbon, and fresh tobacco.


Art of Business: Izlind Institute

Feast Of Healing
Izlind Integrative Wellness Center and Institute of Rhinebeck, founded by Dr. Beth Gershuny, is a one-stop shop for a wide range of integrative health-care services.


Art of Business: Mirabai

Crystalline Knowledge
"Customers are drawn to the crystals lately," says Jeff Cuiule of Mirabai, the Woodstock bookstore and center for conscious living he and his wife have been stewarding since 2000.


Art of Business: Rhinebeck Department Store

Freshening a Classic
Patrons of the iconic Rhinebeck Department Store will notice new fixtures and a lighter, brighter look.


Art of Business: Hinkein Realty

Ochestrating Germantown
Real estate agent Patricia Hinkein grew up on the same Germantown street where she now lives, and has watched the town evolve all her life.


Art of Business: Dancing Cat Saloon

Spirit(s) of Woodstock
Bethel's Catskill Distilling Company and Dancing Cat Saloon owners Stacy Cohen and Monte Sachs keep showing the world why they make the perfect host and hostess in a spot renowned for peace, love, and music.


Art of Business: Morrison Gallery

Contemporary in Kent
A gallery being called a "linchpin of Litchfield County's art scene" (New York Times) doesn't justify resting on its laurels.


Art of Business: Hummingbird Jewelers

The Ethics of Jewelry
"People walk by and think, 'Pretty window—probably an expensive store,'" says jeweler Bruce Lubman, owner of Hummingbird Jewelers in Rhinebeck. "But service is our real strength; in the workshop we do goldsmithing, repairs, restringing, restoring, repurposing—there's basically nothing we can't do in-house."


Art of Business: Niche

Finding a Niche
Good lighting makes the mundane beautiful and makes the beautiful stunning, and Niche uses 2,700-degree Kelvin bulbs in their handblown glass fixtures and chandeliers for that soft, white-gold glow.


Art of Business: Village of Catskill

Renewal in Catskill
Lately, galas and openings increasingly share calendar space with the many, many meetings attended by Nancy Richards, who's been with the Village of Catskill for 17 years and is currently community development coordinator, point person for parks and recreation, and secretary to the planning and zoning department.


Art of Business: Woodstock Playhouse

A Stepping-Stone to Broadway
This June, the Woodstock Playhouse presents "The Wizard of Oz" and "Guys and Dolls." Chronogram talked to company manager Doug Farrell about the theater's history, mission, and future.



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