Regional Arts Information

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

Upcoming Catskill Events

The Arts Society of Kingston will hold a Figure Drawing Open Studio Classes Every Thursday evening from 6-9pm, artists of all levels are invited to refine their drawing skills working from a nude model in a relaxed, informal setting. Held in ASK’s spacious second-floor classroom. Bring materials of your choice. Easels and stools provided. Please email to register. 97 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401.

The Arts Society of Kingston invites you to SWING DANCING join us for swing dancing at ASK every Monday. Sign up for Beginning, Intermediate or Classic Blues Dance at by clicking here.

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.


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.

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.

New York Folklore in Schenectady is pleased to announce the following workshop: Saturday, September 7 – Arabic Calligraphy with Nada Odeh, 1:00 – 3:00. Arabic calligraphy is considered one of the most important elements in the history of the Middle East and Arabic speaking countries. Since the early 900’s AD, Arabic calligraphy has been used to decorate and design buildings and interiors and costumes in Arabic culture. This workshop will include a presentation about Arabic calligraphy and its styles, in addition to a demonstration of how Arabic calligraphy is written and what materials are used. Participants will be able to practice writing Arabic calligraphy. To register email

Artist Opportunities and Resources

EXPO 39 juried competition and exhibition is accepting submissions from artists living in the United States. The juror of the show will be Lina Kavaliunas, Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art. All fine arts media are acceptable. The chosen artists will have from one to eight works exhibited at the bj spoke gallery in Huntington, NY. Details can be found by clicking here.

2019 Applications Available for the Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Program are now available. This program is a partnership between the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Preservation League of NYS. and additional support from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area for projects occurring in the heritage area. The deadline to apply for TAG this year is September 30th and interested applicants must call the Preservation League first to discuss their potential project. For more information click here or contact Frances M. Gubler
Manager of Technical and Grant Programs, Preservation League of New York State So Our Past Has a Future, 518-462-5658 x10,,44 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206.

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.

Art Related Jobs

The ArtsWeschester is seeking artists for two exciting opportunities. The Arts Westchester seeks proposals from professional New York State artists or artist collectives interested in creating a permanent mural for an underpass on the Rockland County landing of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge shared bicycle and walking path (“the path”). Artists will be selected through a competitive panel process, which will include representatives from the partner organizations. A $38,000 dollar budget for the project is allocated were up to five artists will be chosen to receive a $300 stipend. The project winner/s should be prepared to install the mural on site by April 2020. For more information click here.
The second is ArtsWestchester seeks proposals for a permanent site-responsive work of public sculpture for the City Square Development and the City of White Plains.  It is located at 50 Main Street at the corner of Main and Bank Street and is the Gateway to Downtown White Plains. The sculpture must meet a minimum height of 25’ from base, not to exceed 40’. A $120,000 budget is allocated to cover all services from final design through installation including artist fee, final design documents, fabrication, insurance, artwork transportation to the site and installation of the sculpture at the site. Commissions must be completed by May 2020, in preparation for installation on-site in June, 2020. For more information click here.

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 Samantha Nick, 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