Regional Arts Information

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Upcoming Catskill Events

Writers In The Mountains (WIM) Presents The Journey from Theme to Images to Poem with Sharon Ruetenik May 8 – June 19, 2017 (skipping Memorial Day)
Andes Public Library. For more information visit Writers in the Mountains.

On Thursday, June 8,  at 7 pm, Word Thursdays at Bright Hill Literary Center of the Catskills will host Hamlin Poet M. J. Iuppa and Red Lion, PA Poet Laura Orem, where they will read from their books and new work after the open mic. For more information visit Bright Hill Press.

2017 Taking Flight: Birding in the Catskills. June 9 – June 11, The Catskill Center has ​combined ​the ​best ​of ​a ​birding ​conference ​with ​a ​birding ​festival, ​and ​has ​invented ​an ​event ​that ​is ​rich ​with ​presenters ​you ​will ​want ​to ​hear, ​speaking ​on ​topics ​you ​will ​want ​to ​learn ​about. Click HERE for more information.

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) will present a six-week Creative Nonfiction summer workshop with Anique Taylor,  June 15 to July 27, 2017. The class will be held Thursdays, 11 am to 1 pm at the Pine Hill Community Center, Main Street, Pine Hill, NY. For more information visit Writers in the Mountains.

The Hancock Town Square begins its series of six free summer evening performances on Friday, June 16 at 7:30PM with New England-based folk quartet Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem. Bring your chair or blanket to the Hancock Town Square and enjoy this FREE performance! For more information, call 607.637.2870 or visit

FREE CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP with the Rani Arbo & Daisy Mahem at the Town Square pavilion on Friday afternoon, June 16. Kids will make primitive musical instruments and participate in a private mini-concert just for them! Advanced registration is required. Call for details 607.637.2870.

One of Central America’s most gifted performers will introduce concertgoers to Garifuna music and culture on June 17th at 8pm at the West Kortright Centre. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and percussionist Aurelio Martinez is internationally renowned for his powerful voice and skillful playing. For more information visit

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Writers in the Mountains will present at the Catskill Interpretive Center’s Book Fair in Mount Tremper, and introduce some of its finest writers and poets. For more information visit Writers in the Mountains.

‘Monoprints and More’, an exhibit featuring works by Lisbeth Firmin, opens at the MURAL Art Gallery on July 15 and remains open through September 10.

MURAL is pleased to offer a workshop with artist Susan Rochmis on Saturday, July 24th, from 2-4 pm, drawing with pastels on oiled paper. Students will discover how line and color work together in this medium to create luminous layers of art.  For additional information, email the gallery.

‘Drawing from the NY Times’, an exhibit featuring works by Larry Engel, opens at the MURAL Art Gallery on September 16 and remains open through November 11.

‘A Community Art Show’ opens at the MURAL Art Gallery on November 18 and remains open through December 20.

Artist Opportunities and Resources

Community Arts Network of Oneonta is issuing an Open Call for the City of the Hills Art and Music Festival. The Festival is held August 5th. For more information and application visit City of the Hills Arts Festival.

Open Eye Theater seeks Mini-plays for Summer Shortcuts VII. The Open Eye Theater will accept submission of ten-minute plays to be considered for production in Summer Shortcuts VII at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville, NY, August 24-September 3, 2017. For more information visit Open Eye Theater.

POLLOCK-KRASNER MID-CAREER RESIDENCY The Fine Arts Work Center is pleased to announce the Pollock-Krasner Mid-Career Artist Residency—a month-long residency for one visual artist at our complex located in coastal Provincetown, Massachusetts.



Art Related Jobs

The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance is seeking an Executive Director.

Perry County Council on the Arts (Newport, PA) is seeking a Gallery Assistant.


The Roxbury Arts Group is thrilled to spread the word about art-related happenings and opportunities in our region because we feel it contributes to a vibrant and thriving art community! Let us know about your event by sending an email to


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