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Summer Arts Preview

Summer Arts Preview 2022
Summer Arts Preview

Summer Arts Preview 2022

June 1, 2022

Each year, it is the pleasure and privilege of Chronogram’s editors to bring you the Summer Arts Preview. We admit it’s a daunting task trying to choose what particular festivals, performances, and exhibits to highlight each year out of the Hudson Valley’s vast cultural cornucopia. It’s as difficult as drinking from a firehose. (Don’t try this at home.) There’s so much going on. Tom Hanks is premiering a play at Shadowland Stages. Bard’s Speigeltent is back! The Clark hosts a blockbuster Rodin show. The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival performs for the first time in its new home.

The region’s rich cultural legacy is the backdrop against which all of this season’s performances and exhibitions are silhouetted against. From Thomas Cole’s landscape paintings to the craft-informed sculptures of Martin Puryear, from the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony to the Wassaic Project, from Bob Dylan to Aaron Dessner, from John Cage’s premiere of “4:33” at the Maverick Concert Hall in 1952 to the workshopping of “Hamilton” at New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater in 2013, the Hudson Valley has also long been home to some of the most vibrant arts activity on the planet. (And sometimes past and present collide, as in this summer’s exhibition of the long-neglected studio work of Harvey Fite, creator of Opus 40.)

The region is constantly abuzz with resident and visiting artists who take joy and pride in expressing their creativity for themselves and those who savor it—no matter whether the chosen medium is visual art, music, theater, dance, or some combination of these disciplines. It just so happens that summer is when the majority of the artistic activity takes places. Like seemingly everyone else, artists want to spend the summer in the Hudson Valley. Who can blame them?

The 2022 Summer Arts Preview is sponsored by Tanglewood.

A trip to Tanglewood is an escape to extraordinary. Enjoy music by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, world-renowned guest artists, and more, all in the beauty of the Berkshire Hills. Learn more and get your tickets today at

Summer Arts Preview Directory

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  • Fenimore Art Museum

    5798 State Highway 80 (Lake Road) Cooperstown


    Fenimore Art Museum is dedicated to welcoming and connecting people to our shared cultural heritage through exhibitions and programs that provoke, delight, and inspire.

    Located in a beautiful setting on the shore of Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York, the Fenimore Art Museum offers a unique collection of American art, including folk art, Native American art, and fine art.

    1 article
  • Steven Holl Architects

    450 West 31st Street New York

    Steven Holl Architects is an innovative architecture and urban design office, working globally as one office from two locations; New York City and Beijing.
  • Historic Huguenot Street

    81 Huguenot Street New Paltz

    At our 10-acre National Historic Landmark District, visitors experience over 300 years of history across seven historic stone-house museums, a reconstructed 1717 French Church, the Huguenot community’s original burying ground, and a replica Esopus Munsee wigwam. Period rooms and exhibits tell the stories of a French Huguenot settlement as it evolved over time, and also reveal the history of the area’s Native and enslaved African peoples and Dutch settlers.
  • Shadowland Stages

    157 Canal Street Ellenville


    Shadowland Stages is a not-for-profit, professional, Actors' Equity theatre company in Ellenville, NY. In addition to its mainstage summer season, the theatre offers year-round programming and educational opportunities in a newly renovated, air-conditioned, historic venue.
    3 articles
  • Sorelle Gallery

    19 Church Lane, Westport Greenwich

    (203) 920-1900

    In 2008, motivated by my love of both fine art and technology, I opened Sorelle Gallery, a tech-forward gallery committed to client service, fine art education, and collection diversity. In deciding on a name, I asked my Italian mother for help and she said, “Strega! Because we have good magic.” When I explained this name might scare people away (’strega’ is Italian for ’witch’), she rolled her eyes and threw up her hands. “How about ‘sisters?’” I asked. She said, smiling, “Ah, for sister, ‘Sorella’ and for more than one, ‘Sorelle.’” So Sorelle was born - a woman owned business…
  • American Arts Marketing

    22 Walker Street Lenox

    (845) 661-1221

    Producers of popular art shows featuring emerging & established artists from across North America
  • Albany Symphony Orchestra

    19 Clinton Ave. Albany

    (518) 694-3300

    The Albany Symphony is one of this region’s most revered music and cultural institutions, having won numerous national awards for its adventurous concert programming, recording projects, composer residencies, and innovative educational efforts involving area schools throughout the region. As the premier professional orchestra based in the Capital Region, the Albany Symphony enriches a broad and diverse regional community in upstate New York, Western Massachusetts, and Southern Vermont.
  • West Strand Art Gallery

    29 W Strand St Kingston

    (845) 853-8689

    The West Strand Art Gallery is a contemporary commercial art gallery located on the waterfront in Kingston’s Rondout neighborhood. The gallery exhibits the work of mid-career, emerging, and established artists of diverse backgrounds primarily from the Hudson Valley and Tristate region including New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
    1 event
  • Susan Eley Fine Art

    433 Warren Street Hudson


    Susan Eley Fine Art (SEFA) was founded in 2006 by Susan Eisner Eley, who continues her tenure as owner and director at the gallery’s original location in NYC—as well as its new venue in downtown Hudson in Upstate New York.
    1 event
  • Emerge Gallery

    228 Main Street, Saugerteis Saugerties

    (845) 247-7515

    Emerge Gallery is a warm and welcoming environment that focuses on exhibiting and selling art by emerging artists in the Hudson Valley, NY Metro area and beyond. Artwork is affordably priced and changes monthly and includes works in acrylic, oil, watercolor, mixed media, collage, pottery, sculpture and other mediums. The gallery is available to rent for solo and privately curated exhibits and private events.
    1 article
  • Jane St. Art Center

    11 Jane Street Saugerties

    (845) 217-5715

    Jane St. Art Center is a fully renovated artist-owned 19th Century brick warehouse dedicated to mid-career artists new work and works in progress, artist residencies, performances, exhibitions, community projects and classes.
    1 event 1 article
  • Unison Arts & Learning Center

    68 Mountain Rest Rd New Paltz

    Unison Arts offers opportunities to grow our creative community through innovative environmental, racial, and social justice centered art practices, as well as exceptional exhibits and performances.
    2 events 1 article
  • Catskill Mountain Shakespeare

    The Emerson Resort & Spa, 5340 Rt 28, Mt. Tremper Mount Tremper

    Catskill Mountain Shakespeare is a local non-profit theater company devoted to bringing world class outdoor theater to the Catskills. Inspired by the majesty of the mountains, CMS aspires to create an immersive theatrical experience for this picturesque region while fostering diversity, inclusion and equity for all. We believe outdoor summer theater is an inviting way for the local community, and anyone visiting the area, to enjoy live art together in a comfortable, natural setting. For our second summer season, we will be performing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” outside and under our tent at The Emerson, July 16-31, 2022.
  • Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

    149 Girdle Ridge Road Katonah

    (914) 232-5035

    1 article
  • Clark Art Institute

    225 South Street Williamstown

    (413) 458-2303

    Home to a renowned collection of paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and decorative arts, the Clark's holdings are especially rich in French Impressionist, Old Master, and American paintings. In addition, the Clark hosts a vibrant program of special exhibitions and events throughout the year. Explore the Clark's 140-acre campus featuring walking trails, meadows, and woodlands. Trails are available year-round for walking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and outdoor fun. The grounds are always open and accessible with no admission fee.
    3 events 2 articles
  • 1053 Main Street Gallery

    1053 Main Street, Fleischmanns Delaware County: Flesichmanns

    (646) 883-9119

    Opened in 2021, 1053 Main Street Gallery is a fully renovated gallery space created with the primary mission of supporting the vibrant artistic community in the Catskills and surrounding areas. The gallery was developed to support artists in every phase of their careers, welcoming all disciplines of creative work. In addition to the gallery exhibitions, the space, housed in a historic building on Main Street in the village of Fleischmanns, can transform itself to lend to live musical performances and special events.
  • Athens Fine Art Services

    71 Palatine Park Rd. Germantown

    Athens Fine Art Services LLC is a licensed and bonded freight shipping and trucking company providing fine art services in the Hudson Valley, New York and surrounding region.
  • The Hyde Collection

    161 Warren Street, Glens Falls Hudson

    (518) 792-1761

    The Hyde Collection is an art museum in the city of Glens Falls, NY. The collections were endowed by the Hyde family. The Hyde is one of the Northeast’s exceptional small art museums with distinguished collections of European and American art. The Hyde offers significant national and international exhibitions, and a packed schedule of events that help visitors to experience art in new ways.
  • Carrie Haddad Gallery

    622 Warren Street Hudson

    (518) 828-1915

    Established in 1991, Carrie Haddad Gallery represents mid-career and emerging artists of the Hudson Valley and beyond working in all types of painting, both large and small sculpture, works on paper and a variety of techniques in photography.
    1 event 2 articles
  • Steven Poser

    n/a Salt Point

    (845) 281-9887

    An exhibiting artist since 1991, Steven Poser has shown in twelve one-person and twelve group shows, including the Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina; Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany; White Box, Chelsea; Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, and the Steelplant Gallery, Marist College, Poughkeepsie New York. He received the 1997 Gradiva award in painting from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, and in 1998 was Visiting Artist at the Boston University School of Fine Art. He practices psychoanalysis in New York City and maintains a studio in the Hudson Valley.
  • Garrison Art Center

    23 Garrison's Landing Garrison

    (845) 424-3960

    Garrison Art Center's two Galleries feature Holly Sumner - "Saints and Samarai", panel paintings and Deb Lecce - "Guardians of the Land", paintings May 22 - June 20, 2021. Garrison Art Center’s summer arts programs have been touted by parents as the best in the Hudson Valley. Summer Arts on the Hudson (June 28-July 23) for K through 8th graders, and Summer Art Institute, an intensive two-week program for high school students (July 26-Aug 6, plus an exhibition Aug 7 & 8). For more information email [email protected] Riverside Crafts Fair is back in 2021, August 21 & 22. visit
    6 events 2 articles 1 comment
  • Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM)

    28 Tinker Street Woodstock

    (845) 679-2940

    The WAAM is a not-for-profit membership organization. Founded in 1919, it is one of the oldest continuing arts organizations of its kind, with contemporary galleries, a historic collection and archives, and dynamic educational programming.
    9 events 1 article
  • GARNER Arts Center

    55 West Railroad Avenue, Garnerville Haverstraw


    GARNER Arts Center is an interdisciplinary arts center that advances the creation and presentation of contemporary, experiential art within a repurposed 19th century textile mill complex. GARNER seeks to be a catalyst for just and sustainable economic growth in its Hudson Valley host community.
    2 events 1 article
  • Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

    1 Hawk Dr, New Paltz, NY New Paltz

    (845) 257-3844

    The Dorsky Museum is a hub for the art and artists of the Hudson Valley and beyond—free, open, and accessible to all. We strie to create art experiences that spark curiosity, critical thinking, and delight, connecting and serving the diverse communities of our region.
    3 events 3 articles
  • Holland Tunnel Gallery

    46 Chambers Street Newburgh


    In 2018, Paulien Lethen opened Holland Tunnel Art Newburgh / Gallery & Studios in a refurbished 1860 warehouse on Chambers Street between Broadway and First Street. The industrial gallery space, with its high ceiling and grand piano for concerts, is the fourth location for Holland Tunnel Gallery. It seemed logical that when Lethen moved to live in Newburgh and met the lively art community, the Holland Tunnel Gallery would follow. With Holland Tunnel Art Newburgh she creates a new place for exhibitions, performances, concerts and movie screenings. The other spaces in the building are artist studios. In Newburgh, Paulien Lethen feels the same exciting artistic energy of Williamsburg in the ‘90’s – then known as The New Bohemia. She is happy to offer a new cultural venue and art center in the Historic District of Newburgh where art and people can get together.
  • Dia Beacon

    3 Beekman Street Beacon


    Located in a former Nabisco box-printing factory, Dia Beacon presents Dia’s collection of art from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions and public programs.
    1 event
  • Art Gallery 71

    71 East Market Street #5 Rhinebeck


    Art Gallery 71 is a fine art gallery nestled in the heart of the idyllic village of Rhinebeck NY. In the tradition of the Salon de Paris, art is displayed ‘salon style’ utilizing much of the floor to ceiling space in the manner still employed by the Barnes Foundation today. As a result, there are always many works on display at any given time and visitors are encouraged to linger.
    1 event
  • Art Omi

    1405 County Route 22 Ghent


    Art Omi is a not-for-profit arts center with a 120-acre sculpture and architecture park and gallery, residency programs for international artists, writers, translators, musicians, architects and dancers.
    2 events 1 article
  • Studio 89

    89 Vineyard Avenue Highland

    (845) 594-7807

    Studio 89 is an artist-run workspace, a gallery, and a shop. We aim to connect art to the community, to give creative people a place to gather and share what they do. You may shop with us both online and in person.
    2 events
  • New York Stage and Film Company

    PO Box 1333, New York Out of Area

    New York Stage and Film is a non-profit company dedicated to artists developing new stories for theater, film and beyond by supporting responsive processes. Since 1985, NYSAF has been a vital incubator for emerging and established artists and their work, a catalyst for stories that start with us and continue across the country and around the world.
  • Vassar College - The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

    124 Raymond Avenue Poughkeepsie

    (845) 437-5632

    With Egyptian artifacts, Hudson River landscapes, and works by Picasso, O’Keeffe, and more, great art is closer than you think! Free admission.
    1 event 1 article