Regional Arts Information

Check back here often for updates about upcoming events, programs, and opportunities for artists in our region!

Upcoming Catskill Events

Green Earth Community Room invites you to participate in a free figure drawing workshop on each Tuesday till June 25th from 5.30pm to 8:00pm. All skill levels are welcome. Sessions are held at 4 Market Street, Oneonta, New York 13820 for more information email

The Downsville Historical Society supports “Rural Entropy OR Seven Billboards in Colchester,” an art installation of seven silkscreened billboards which will be placed throughout the town of Colchester from till November 22, 2019. For more information: click here.

The Fenimore Muesum welcomes you to join them for the Community Exhibition Opening Reception: Cooperstown High School Exhibition on view May 31 to June 19, opening reception on May 30 from 5:30pm to 7:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Located at 5798 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, New York 13326 for more information call (607) 547-1400.

The Hancock Partners, Inc. offers “2019 Summer Nights LIVE! on The Square,” a series of six, free cultural arts performances at the Hancock Town Square, on alternate Friday evenings, June 21, July 5, July 19, August 2, and August 16, 2019. For more information click here.

The Hancock Community Education Foundation provides a free Musical Workshops for 80 Children in Hancock, in partnership with the Hancock Partners Summer Nights Live on the Square Performances, at the Town Square on  Friday, July 19, 2019. For more information click here.

The CANO (Community Arts Network of Oneonta) Invites you to a featuring an open mic, followed by Sal Salvaggio & Matt Downey – members of The Classic Guitar Society of Upstate New York on June 13th at 6:30pm to 8:00pm For more information contact coordinator Doug Hallberg via FB, email or 607-435-8718 for more information and to be included in the schedule.

The Bright Hill Press Literacy Center presents “Word Thursdays – George Havis and Martin Willitts JR June 13th at 7:00pm located on 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States, for more information please call 607-829-5055 or email.

Viewing on June 14th at The Fenimore Muesum Film: Ray Rock and Reel Film Series View the exhibition “Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits” before each film and enjoy an introduction connecting the film to the career of Herb Ritts. At 6:30pm to 9:30pm Located at 5798 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, New York 13326 for more information call (607) 547-1400.

ASK is proud to host on June 15th at 8:00pm the David Lopato Quintet, a stellar ensemble of brilliant musicians performing original compositions by award-winning pianist-composer David Lopato. The concert, sponsored by Catskill Art & Office Supply, will also feature a newly rebuilt Knabe grand piano in a beautiful performance space! Located at 97 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401. For tickets click here.

During this very special evening of art, story, and sound, The Fenimore Muesum welcomes local luthier Thomas Lieber to discuss the art of creating custom electric guitars for such musical legends as Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead and bassist Pete Sears of Jefferson Starship. Wine, Beer and Buffet to follow. June 15th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. To reserve your tickets click here.  Located at 5798 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, New York 13326 for more information call (607) 547-1400.

On Sunday, June 16, at 3PM, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents the 3rd performance of their 33rd season, the Attacca Quartet. This internationally acclaimed group is one of the most dynamic ensembles of their generation. Located on United Methodist Church at 88 Main Street, Stamford, NY.

The CANO (Community Arts Network of Oneonta) welcome you to Writers Salon taking place on the 3rd Thursday each month (June 20th). Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. For more information please call 607-432-2070.

The Hancock Town Square hosts Double-Bass phenomenon, multi-instrumentalist and online sensation Adam Ben Ezra; a man seemingly on a mission to bring his instrument from its status as a background note to the dominant front-presence it deserves. On June 21st from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at 20 East Main Street Hancock NY for more information please call Nancy Furdock at (607) 637-2870.

(EAST MEREDITH) The West Kortright Centre presents world-renowned vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sona Jobarteh for an evening of contemporary West African music on Saturday, June 22, at 8 PM. The West Kortright Centre is located midway between Oneonta, Delhi, and Stamford. Follow signs from state Route 23 in Davenport or state Route 10 east of Delhi. For tickets click here.

Join The CANO (Community Arts Network of Oneonta) for the Art In Bloom exhibit on Friday, June 21st at 5:00pm presenting floral interpretations of Mansion Show artwork, designed by Oneonta Garden Club. Displayed through June 23rd. For more information please call 607-432-2070.

Improv Empowerment Workshop with Hudson Valley Improv ASK Presents: Workshop. Dabble your toes in the improv technique developed over 25 years by Founder/Director of Hudson Valley Improv, Samantha Jones on June 22 at 1:00pm. For tickets click here.

The Bright Hill Literacy Center present Summer I: Fractals & Wild Words /Repeating Patterns in Nature, Taught By Bertha Rodgers from June 27th to July 3rd at 9:00am to 2:30pm. A fractal is a natural phenomenon or a mathematical set that shows a repeating pattern that displays at every scale. We will learn about fractals in nature, then create our own, and write fractal poems and stories using word repetition, rhyme, and alliteration. Includes a trip to a regional science museum. On the last day we will present our projects to parents and friends. The cost is $120, which includes morning & afternoon snacks (students bring their own lunch). Registration is limited to 22 students. (Delaware Academy students, full scholarships; full and partial scholarships for Delaware and Otsego County students). Located 94 Church Street Treadwell, NY 13846 United States. For more information please call 607-829-5055 or email.

The Bright Hill Literacy Center hosts Lynn McGee and Bertha Rodgers for Word Thursday. June 27th at 7:00pm located on 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States, for more information please call 607-829-5055 or email.

The 39th Annual Old Songs Music with Roots Festival invites all that love to listen, dance, sing and jam to their three day gathering of acoustic music and dance. With 100 daytime performances workshops and dances, Artisan markets and instrument exchange. Including a children’s stage and activities. The event takes place on June 28h, 29th and 30th at The Altamonte Fairgrounds. For more information contact (518)765-2815 to order tickets Monday to Friday 11:00am to 4:00pm. Or click here.

The West Kortright Center will hold a three-day supplementary workshop on July 1st 1:00pm to 4:00pm for teens 13-19 who want to spend a little more time learning a variety of acting skills that will help them in Shakespeare and beyond. Improv, viewpoints, and text analysis are some of the techniques we will explore. Fees apply for more information click here.

The Stagecoach Arts on The Run 24th Annual Festival will be held on July 6th and July 7th of 2019 for more detailed information and a list of artists click here.

Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is a soloshow of
Elaine Mayes, “Autolandscapes.” Displayed in a separate space of the gallery, this exhibition will be accompanied by a group show of all Longyear Gallery member artists in the gallery’s three adjoining spaces and will run from Friday, June 14 through Monday, July 8, with the Artists’ Reception held at Longyear Gallery on Saturday, July 15 from 3-6 p.m.

For 31 years the Honest Brook Music Festival has presented first-rate classical performances in Dehil NY. This year their event will feature The Jasper String Quartet on Saturday July 13th at 8pm. Pianist-composer Michael Brown on Saturday July 20th at 8pm. Baritone Thomas Meglioranza on Sunday August 4th at 4pm and violinist Randall Goosby on Sunday August 11th at 4pm. The Festival is located at  1885 Honest Brook Rd, Delhi, NY 13753. Ticket information can be found by clicking here.

Also at The Fenimore The Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX): Photographs by Will Wilson Photographer Will Wilson created the Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX) as a way to link history, form, and a critical dialogue about Native American representation. On display till December 31st.

The Fenimore Museum hosts Eugene and Clare Thaw, Discover the most outstanding items from the Thaw Collection American Indian Art on display till December 31st. Located at 5798 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, New York 13326 for more information call (607) 547-1400.

Come See over 120 pieces of Haudensaunee art from a private collection. In The Fenimore Museums master of beadwork display in the Beaded Treasures of Haudensaunee shown from till June 16th. Located at 5798 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, New York 13326 for more information call (607) 547-1400.

Franklin Local offers “Music at the Market,” a weekly, free music performance at the Franklin Farmers’ Market, at the front lawn of Chapel Hall, 25 Institute Street, Franklin, every Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm, though October 13, 2019. For more information click here.

The Fenimore Art Museum invites you to enjoy photographer Herb Ritts work in ‘The Rock Portraits’ known for his gift for turning stars into icons. See how he captured the likes of David Bowie, U2, Cher, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Madonna, and many more the world’s biggest music stars and in the process, helped define their iconic status for generations of fans. Stage costumes and guitars from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame are also on view. Exhibited till September 2nd. Located at 5798 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, New York 13326 for more information call (607) 547-1400.

Artist Opportunities and Resources

Join the NYSCA staff June 11 at 2PM for a webinar to learn about funding opportunities available through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative! The webinar will include an overview of funding categories, eligibility, grant amounts and how to apply Click Here to join the discussion.

NYSCA will also host workshops on the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) initiative! The Grant has categories in Workforce Investment, The NYSCA REDC Arts Workforce Fellowships, The NY State Arts Impact Awards, The Mid-Size Capital Project Fund. The deadline to apply is July 26, 2019 at 4PM Southern Tier Workshop – SUNY Delhi When: June 28, 2019, 11AM – 1:30PM and Capital Region Workshop – Proctors Theater When: June 12, 2019, 10AM – 12:30PM Where: Proctors Theater, 432 State St, Schenectady, NY. For more information click here.

CANO’s City of the Hills Art & Music Festival is Seeking Artists, Musicians, Authors, & Sponsors! Saturday, August 3 2019, 10:00 am – 4:00pm Main Street, Oneonta NY. Click Here to register online today!

Longyear Gallery, an established cooperative of professional artists in Margaretville NY, is currently accepting applications for membership. To learn about the gallery, visit For information and application form, please write to

NYFA Business of Art offers an informative article titled “Freelancers, Know Your Rights” discussing topics such as discriminatory behavior, verifying your employment status, contract writing and local regulations. To read more click here.

The 2019 Arts for All Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve. Artists receive a modest stipend for leading workshops, giving demonstrations, acting, singing, reading poetry or prose, and other shareable arts activities. Opportunities are also available to sell your artwork. If you would like to be added to the list of participating artists, send an email briefly summarizing what you would like to do to For more information, visit

The American for the Arts will have its annual convention for 2019 on June 14th and 16th in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ms. Cindy Grzanowski, Vice President Ms. Wyona Lynch-McWhite, Vice President will be attending. Supaman, Mark Valdez and more transformative artists at the convention. For more information click here.


Art Related Jobs

CROP TEACHING ARTIST The Roxbury Arts Group invites dynamic, experienced, and creative Teaching Artists to lead sessions at after-school CROP Programs at ten public schools in Delaware, Greene, and Schoharie counties, for students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth grades.  RAG contracts CROP Teaching Artists that work in (but not limited to) the following disciplines: Visual Arts, Digital Media, Theater, Vocal and Instrumental Music, Dance, and Literature.  Please contact Solveig Comer, Grants & Community Coordinator at RAG, for more information, 607-326-7908 or


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