Sustainability thru Art
Woodstock is an arts and cultural mecca in the Hudson Valley. Galleries, museums, crafts shops, art, photography, film, theater, music, poetry and dance performances celebrate Second Saturdays (of each month) throughout the year as a way to promote the unique talent that lives nearby. Who better than artists can create and resource their love of beauty to envision a more sustainable world? A sampling of a few of the not-for-profit arts organizations in Woodstock are:
Byrdcliffe Art Colony
The 1903 Art Colony, a National Register site, was created by Englishman Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead who was inspired by the spirit of the 19th century Arts and Crafts Movement. Byrdcliffe brought the first artists to Woodstock and survives with 30 buildings in a 300-acre wooded environment while serving as residencies for painters, writers and musicians.
Center for Photography at Woodstock
Founded in 1977, CPW is an artist-centered organization dedicated to supporting artists working in photography and related media with programs including exhibitions, workshops, lectures, a publication, PHOTOGRAPHY Quarterly, fellowships and artist residencies. .
Historical Society of Woodstock
HSW’s vision is to be the common thread that brings together the rich and colorful tapestry that is Woodstock. It works to shape our future through a shared understanding of our past.
Kleinert/James Arts Center
The Kleinert is Woodstock's premiere performing and exhibition space. It has served the community since 1958 and features an eclectic mix of famous and not so famous artists in concerts, exhibitions, classes, workshops, community events, book signings and lectures.
Woodstock Artists Association & Museum
WAAM is a ninety year old unique fusion of artists’ galleries, historic Permanent Collection with Archives, and a dynamic Education Program. Their mission is to promote and foster the visual arts and artists through the presentation of both contemporary and historic art, linking past and present.
Woodstock Film Festival
WFF has a ten-year track record as an educational organization with a mission to present an annual program of films, panels, workshops and concerts. By consistently creating a synergistic relationship between artists, audience, industry guests and community members, WFF fosters learning, diversity, cultural, educational and economic development.
Woodstock School of Art
WSA holds classes and workshops in fine art including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, in their spacious, renovated, classic north light studios. All ages and levels welcome, individual instruction, no entrance requirements. Drop in or long term study. Open all year, visitors welcome! Ongoing exhibits in gallery.