Second Saturday Art Gallery hop in Beacon

  Art HAPPENINGS in Beacon, New York, FOR May 2018 and beyond!

Art HAPPENINGS in Beacon, New York, FOR May 2018 and beyond!

For years, Beacon has had hoppin' Second Saturdays with gallery openings and art happenings. But art refuses to be confined to a hashtagged event schedule. That's why we've expanded this Guide to showcase as many art openings as we can within Beacon's city limits. Artistic endeavors are going up on walls (and sidewalks, and lawns) all the time around town, so keep your eyes glued to this space and refresh often to stay in the loop. We try to update the bulk of this Guide on the Monday before Second Saturday, or as venues list their happenings. But we're constantly updating the Guide as we hear about new events and openings.

Are you planning for the fourth Thursday of the month? Or maybe you're already a seasoned #2Sat pro? Skip the Second Saturday 101 below if you'd like, and head straight for the listings, starting with Dia: Beacon.

Do you have an art opening coming up? Tell us about it: Drop a line to editorial@alittlebeaconblog.com with the who/what/when/where, and include a representative photo, to be considered for inclusion in this Guide. 

 beacon arts' official #2sat logo

beacon arts' official #2sat logo

Second Saturday 101

Second Saturday is a lively day into night in Beacon, and is a celebration of Beacon's galleries, restaurants and other businesses on the second Saturday of every month. Dan Rigney, former president of BeaconArts (the organization who encouraged this movement to happen over a decade ago and heavily promotes the events) says: "Back then, Beacon was one of the last places people outside of town thought to go on a Saturday night. Now Second Saturday has become a part of the fabric of Beacon. It's such a part of it, many galleries have their opening events on other Saturdays, so that they get two big crowds each month." Second Saturday provides a great reason to walk Main Street and beyond, and explore the events going on around town. It's always a pleasure to dine your way through Beacon, so turn to our Restaurant Guide to help you puzzle out where to eat and drink as you explore special exhibits and happenings.

What to Know About This Guide:

  • This Guide includes gallery and art showings that may be hosted in the gallery or in a shop or restaurant. 
  • Many of these shows run through the current month, so check back often if you are on an art hunt.
  • Closing times posted here are for Second Saturdays only, and may not reflect regular Saturdays. Always call an establishment directly for current hours, offerings, or any other questions.
  • Parking can be found on side streets, on Main Street, and in municipal lots. Click here for A Little Beacon Blog's Free Public Parking Guide, with pictures and cross streets!
  • Share your way through Second Saturday by using #2SAT, the hashtag created by BeaconArts, and tack on #beaconny or #SecondSaturday if you have room in your tweets or Instagram postings.
  • If you are a gallery and have something special to add, please email editorial@alittlebeaconblog.com. 

Late-Night (After 9pm) Spots to Eat and Drink: 

After you walk the galleries, you'll be hungry and need (another) drink! See our full list of restaurants who are open prior to 9 pm in our Restaurant Guide

  • Bank Square 129 Main St.
  • Chill Wine Bar 173 Main St.
  • Meyer's Olde Dutch 184 Main St.
  • Max's On Main 246 Main St.
  • Baja 328 328 Main St.
  • Quinn's 330 Main St.
  • The Towne Crier (bar only) 379 Main St.
  • Oak Vino Wine Bar 389 Main St. (Call first to see if cheese plates and dessert are still being served!)
  • Draught Industries 394 Main St.
  • The Beacon Hotel Restaurant 424 Main St.
  • The Vault 446 Main St.
  • Joe's Irish Pub 455 Main St.
  • Roundhouse 2 East Main St.
  • Dogwood 47 East Main St.

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Second Saturday, May 12: If you're out and about in Beacon and see something that you think we shouldn't miss, tag us on Twitter or in your photos on Instagram (we're @alittlebeacon on both). Enjoy the artsy-tartsiness of our town! Our Event Guide will fill you in on the rest of the happenings - let us know which ones you opt for! Now, let's get to May's art openings and events:

NEAR THE TRAIN, BEFORE MAIN STREET

 Dorothea Rockburne,  Tropical Tan , 1967-1968. © Dorothea Rockburne/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Courtesy Dorothea Rockburne Studio

Dorothea Rockburne, Tropical Tan, 1967-1968. © Dorothea Rockburne/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Courtesy Dorothea Rockburne Studio

Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-0100
One of the preeminent modern art museums in the world, Dia:Beacon opened in 2003 in a former Nabisco box-printing factory on the shore of the Hudson River. Many people point to the museum's arrival as a turning point for Beacon's arts-intensive revival. Take a closer look at Dia:Beacon's giant shapes, piles of glass, grayscale geometry, neon tubes and so. much. more. Dia:Beacon offers complimentary admission with identification to all residents of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties on the last Sunday of every month. Dia:Beacon is free for residents of Beacon, Fishkill, Chelsea, and Glenham every Saturday and Sunday, year-round. (Thanks, Pete Seeger.)
Dia's Second Saturdays: Bookend a trip to Main Street with a guided tour at 12:30 or 2 pm of the museum, including François Morellet's light art incorporating 61 neon tubes, Michelle Stuart's revelation of New Jersey's natural hues, Anne Truitt's sculptural abstractions, and the museum's permanent collection of works by Louise Bourgeois, Robert Morris, On Kawara and many more. Reservations aren't necessary, but may be made at the admissions desk.
New at Dia: Exhibitions of works by Dorothea Rockburne - working at the intersection of painting, dance, mathematics theory, and "non-art materials" in the late 1960s and early '70s - and Mary Corse, one of few women associated with the Southern California, 1960s, Light and Space art movement.
Dia hours: Thursday to Monday, 11 am to 6 pm

 Sebatos at 2 Way Brewing Co.

Sebatos at 2 Way Brewing Co.

2 Way Brewing Company
18 West Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 202-7334
Special for Second Saturday: Come for the creative brews, stay to enjoy the art of Sebatos! While other kids were playing stickball in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a physical condition kept young Sam inside, flexing instead his creative muscles. Inspired by classical masters of art, he studied painting at the School of Visual Arts. His works range from vibrant landscapes to quiet portraits, sports figures to tropical animals. Sebatos' first show in Beacon, with more than 20 different works, runs through Sunday, May 20.
Hours: Art reception, 6 to 9 pm

 At the new Mother Gallery

At the new Mother Gallery

Mother Gallery
18 West Main St. #7
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday: Welcome Beacon's latest gallery arrival! Beacon resident and artist Paola Ochoa has opened a gallery in the currently hopping, formerly kind of sleepy, beige mini-office complex on West Main Street that houses Beacon Pilates, 2 Way Brewing, and the spankin' new hardware store. The first exhibition is The Cruellest Month, with a title borrowed from T.S. Eliot, featuring more than four dozen startlingly talented artists. Through Saturday, June 30.
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5 pm

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
15 South Ave.
Beacon, NY
(845) 831-1369
The church frequently hosts Art in the Sanctuary events on Second Saturday. Past art celebrations have included organ concerts, photography openings, popular music performed in a choral style, knitting sprees, and contemporary, contemplative labyrinth walking. The church is wheelchair accessible. There is ample parking in the rear of the church; enter on Beacon Street. 
Hours: Call for event hours (usually around 4 pm)


THE WEST END
(Close to the train station)

 Johan Ayoob at Bank Square Coffeehouse

Johan Ayoob at Bank Square Coffeehouse

Bank Square Coffeehouse
129 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-7165
Special for Second Saturday: How is it possible that this is the first time we've listed a Second Saturday art event at this favorite Beacon haunt? Amazing. Illustrator Johan Ayoob, who has lived in Beacon for 30 years, has drawn up the city, past, present, and future in The Beacon Series. "Articulating the fears and desires which haunt the Civic Unconscious in a period of rapid growth and transformation, these large-scale drawings also seek to disclose a monumentality and grandeur in the physical topography of the city," according to the artist. Relevant. And kind of universal. So whether you live here, or are just visiting (welcome!), these large (2 feet by 3 feet!) graphite drawings will surely be of interest. Through Thursday, May 31. 
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 6 am to 9 pm; Friday, 6 am to 10 pm; Saturday, 7 am to 10 pm; Sunday, 7 am to 9 pm

 Susan Sylvester DiGilio at remade beacon

Susan Sylvester DiGilio at remade beacon

ReMADE
133 Main St.
Beacon, NY
We've seen a lot of changes over the years in the space that is now home to ReMADE. The shop started a Second Saturday tradition of spotlighting a single artist, no practical function necessary for their work. ReMADE fills an entire wall with the work of a single artist.
Hours: 11 am to 6 pm

 Erica Hauser at Catalyst Gallery

Erica Hauser at Catalyst Gallery

Catalyst Gallery
137 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 204-3844
The intention of this artist-run space is to create an opportunity for individual artists or groups to show and sell work in a vibrant community that supports the arts.
Special for Second Saturday: May's scheduled artist, Jake Joyce, has moved his Catalyst return to sometime next year (more time to bring us really neat wood art!). It works out though, because his absence will be filled by Catalyst's owner, Erica Hauser. She's known for bright colors and slice-of-life Americana, but also has more abstract pieces like the one here, with muted colors and evoking nature. Survey her paintings on wood, paper, and canvas through Tuesday, May 29.
Hours: Second Saturday May 12, noon to 4 pm; Sunday, May 13, noon to 5 pm; and by appointment. 

 Eleeshushe Parr at theo ganz studio

Eleeshushe Parr at theo ganz studio

TheoGanz Studio
149 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(917) 318-2239
As of May 2018, TheoGanz Studio is leaving this location. According to Eleni Smolen, the gallery - in a different, yet-to-be-determined form, will still be a local source to represent original sculpture and graphics of Inuit artists from Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada. TheoGanz Studio, the little gallery with the big windows in Beacon's west end, was founded by artist Eleni Smolen as a venue for contemporary artists working in all media.
Hours: Call for appointment

Art of the Garden At Bannerman Island Gallery

Bannerman Island Gallery
150 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 416-8342
This gallery is devoted to showcasing the beauty of Bannerman Island Castle and the Hudson Highlands that surround the former arsenal. Works in the gallery are available for purchase, benefiting the Bannerman Castle Trust's preservation efforts.
Special for Second Saturday: Inspiration bonanza! Mother's Day, in mid-May, is the traditional "safe" frost-free date in the Hudson Valley to get tender plants in the ground. Get a jump on seasonal inspiration with Bannerman Island Gallery's Art of the Garden, featuring botanically-inspired paintings by more than 20 artists. Most works will be for sale. A great outing for garden clubs! Through Sunday, June 3. 
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 pm or by appointment; Second Saturday opening reception, 5 to 7 pm

 anamario hernández at inn & spa at beacon

anamario hernández at inn & spa at beacon

The Inn & Spa at Beacon
151 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 205-2900
Beacon's newest West End destination is ready for the viewing public. (Read our scoop here!) The lobby of The Inn & Spa at Beacon features evocative still-life paintings, etchings, and art jewelry by the acclaimed Anamario Hernández.
Ongoing: Anamario Hernández's paintings blend contemporary and classical techniques and subject matter. Read more about Anamario in our article about the painter.
Hours: Call for hours

 Kathleen Erin Lee at marion royael gallery

Kathleen Erin Lee at marion royael gallery

Marion Royael Gallery
159 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(727) 244-5535
Special for Second Saturday: Candelabra: Things That Carry the Light of the World, featuring "finely executed visual perspectives" in various mediums by more than a dozen artists. What carries the light of the world to you? How do you carry light? Don't hide it under a bushel. Bring it to Main Street and the MR Gallery. Through July 31.
In the MR Yard outside, don't miss The Bird's Nest, a site-specific installation.
Hours: Noon to 7 pm (sometimes later)

 Cecilia Whittaker-Doe at hudson beach glass

Cecilia Whittaker-Doe at hudson beach glass

Hudson Beach Glass / Fovea
162 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-0068
This glass studio has been casting functional and sculptural objects for over 20 years - a truly special establishment to have in Beacon. Stop in to find blown-glass objects of all kinds, from lights to bowls to wind chimes. Sometimes on Second Saturday, you can watch them blow glass.
Special for Second Saturday: To You, The View, To Me, from Cecilia Whittaker-Doe and Don Doe. She paints, he sketches and sculpts, and the interplay between two dimensions and three dimensions is something to behold. Through Sunday, June 3.
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm; Second Saturday opening reception, 6 to 8 pm

  K  yle Kirwan    at Clutter Magazine Gallery

Kyle Kirwan at Clutter Magazine Gallery

Clutter Magazine Gallery
163 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(212) 255-2505
The Clutter Gallery is a branch of the Clutter Media Group family, and is focused on showing quality work by both established and emerging artists in the fields of toy design and customization, as well as modern pop and lowbrow art. Clutter Gallery's exhibitions are open to the public and free of charge. 
Special for Second Saturday: Don't miss a solo show from Kyle Kirwan! A finalist for a Designer Toy Award (custom of the year) for a scorchin' hot Dunny, Kyle's Cacophony show will include his three final Willo figures (above), as well as Blooms. Who knows what else he'll bring? Clutter will have food from North Brooklyn Eats, beer from Lagunitas, and new for May, Mike's Hard Lemonade! Fresh treats to complement the dreamy, colorful resin.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm; Saturdays, noon to 5 pm; Second Saturday opening reception, 6 to 9 pm

Debbie gioello at riverwinds gallery

RiverWinds Gallery
172 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 838-2880
RiverWinds Gallery features Hudson Valley artists. Work includes fine art paintings and photography, plus contemporary crafts including ceramics, jewelry, fiber arts and more.
Special for Second Saturday: Butterfly/Wings, prints by Debbie Gioello, alight at RiverWinds Gallery. Debbie brings these insects to life with colorful acrylics, representing many of us as we emerge, finally, from the chrysalis of winter (and spring). Each vibrant butterfly that Debbie paints is inspired by a real specimen found on a trip to South America. Through Saturday, June 30.
Hours: Sunday and Monday, noon to 5 pm; Wednesday, noon to 4 pm; Thursday, noon to 5 pm; Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 pm; Second Saturday opening reception, 5 to 8 pm

 Zach Berger at Dream in Plastic

Zach Berger at Dream in Plastic

Dream in Plastic
177 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 632-3383
Dream in Plastic frequently celebrates Second Saturday, adorning the walls of their sweet retail shop with amazing artwork from their friends. Exhibits have included photography, painting, and illustrations from like-minded whimsical geniuses. In the past, DiP has been known to offer cupcakes and coffee at openings!
Hours: 11 am to 7 pm; opening receptions are usually 6 to 9 pm

 Betsy Jacaruso at the beacon institute gallery

Betsy Jacaruso at
the beacon institute gallery

Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries
199 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 838-1600
This historic brick storefront houses a variety of Institute programs: the WOW! gallery, the Hudson River bookstore and gift shop, its administrative headquarters, and a new venture, Sensor Place. Events feature talks by artists and regional Hudson Valley authors.
Special for Second Saturday: Betsy Jacaruso, a name familiar to Beacon art fans, brings the watercolors of Luminous Waterways to the Beacon Institute. The exhibition celebrates spring on the Hudson River and the valley around it. Through Sunday, May 27.
Hours: Monday, 1 to 5 pm; Second Saturday, 3 to 9 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm


THE MIDDLE & MARKET SQUARE

Beahive
291 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 418-3731
A pioneering co-working space in Beacon, and A Little Beacon Blog's neighbor in the historic Telephone Building, Beahive sometimes hosts art openings. 
Hours: Call for hours and Second Saturday happenings.

 Anna West at howland library

Anna West at howland library

Howland Public Library
313 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 831-1134
Special for Second Saturday: Beacon and Beyond! Local artists Jean Noack and Jan Dolan have curated this exhibition of paintings and photographs that showcase the beauty of the Hudson Valley, Beacon in particular. Exhibiting artists include Markie Baylash, Jennifer Blakeslee, Jan Dolan, Cindy Gould, Marianne Loach, Jean Noack, Michelle Rivas and Anna West. Also taking part: Peter McGivney, the Howland's own reference librarian extraordinaire and prolific photographer! Through Thursday, May 31.
Hours: The Community Room is open during regular library hours; Second Saturday opening reception, 5 to 7 pm 

 Botanical Drawing at One NaturE

Botanical Drawing at One NaturE

One Nature Garden Center
321 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-1677
Special for Second Saturday: Landscape architecture firm One Nature opens its native plant-filled garden center (next to Binnacle Books) every Second Saturday, with live music, drinks, and snacks. Erica Hauser, co-owner of Catalyst Gallery, will lead an informal session of botanical drawing.
Hours: Garden party and botanical drawing, 5 to 7 pm

 Beacon Open Studios at Big Mouth Coffee Roasters

Beacon Open Studios at Big Mouth Coffee Roasters

Big Mouth Coffee Roasters
387 Main St.
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday: Nine alumni artists celebrate 10 years of Beacon Open Studios by arranging art inside one of Beacon's newest coffee haunts. Hurry in - works from Ed Benavente, Robert Brush, Theresa Gooby, Erica Hauser, Thomas Huber, Jackie Skryzynski, Greg Slick, Susan Walsh, and Jayoung Yoon will only be displayed through Sunday, May 13.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm

 stanley lindwasser at oak vino wine bar

stanley lindwasser at oak vino wine bar

Oak Vino Wine Bar
389 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 765-2400
Not just a place to kick back with a glass and unwind, Oak Vino is also a great spot to see art. Owner Rinny Patel often has work from local painters on the walls, and occasionally hosts Second Saturday shindigs. 
Hours: 3 to 11 pm

 Printmaking at Compass Arts

Printmaking at Compass Arts

Compass Arts
395 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(917) 648-4454
Compass Arts Enrichment Center, in the heart of Beacon right by the Yankee Clipper diner, is a home for creative pursuits for young and old alike. Classes are taught by professionals in a variety of arts fields.
Hours: Call for hours and Second Saturday happenings.


THE EAST END & BEYOND
(Closer to the mountain)

The Beacon Hotel Gallery
424 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 765-2208
Hours: Call for hours and Second Saturday happenings.

 Amanda E. Gross'  Fearless  Portraits at howling at the edge of chaos

Amanda E. Gross' Fearless Portraits
at howling at the edge of chaos

Howling at the Edge of Chaos
428 Main St.
Beacon, NY
Tucked into a sliver of a Main Street storefront is this new shop, run by an artist who shines a spotlight on other artists. Mixed-media artist Valerie J. Mitchell showcases art and goods made by women around the world. 
Hours: Wednesday, 12:30 to 5 pm; Thursday to Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 12:30 to 5 pm

 Steve Rossi at Matteawan Gallery

Steve Rossi at Matteawan Gallery

Matteawan Gallery
436 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-7901
Matteawan Gallery specializes in contemporary art with an emphasis on works on paper by emerging and mid-career artists.
Special for Second Saturday: Join Matteawan Gallery for an artist talk with Steve Rossi. His Differential Ratio consists of collages that address current political issues in the United States. Juxtaposed images - ladders, monster trucks, and doilies, to name a few - explore and subvert stereotypes, calling "attention to the cultural and political differences that are tearing our country apart during this strange and unsettling Trumpian political moment," according to a release from Matteawan Gallery. The show will also include drawings and bronze sculptures. Through Sunday, May 20.
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 pm, and by appointment; Second Saturday, 6 to 9 pm

 morphicism

morphicism

Morphicism
444 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-3092
Moveable art in frames - art you must see and experience.
Hours: Call first

3B Gallery
458 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-6782
This gallery tucked into Beacon Bath & Bubble often showcases talent from within Beacon, including student art.
Hours: Call for hours and Second Saturday happenings.

 donna mikkelsen's ambi art at CCE

donna mikkelsen's ambi art at CCE

Center for Creative Education
464 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 338-7664
According to their website, the mission of the Center for Creative Education (CCE) is to enrich the social and cultural awareness of our youth and community through arts, wellness and education.
Special for Second Saturday: CCE frequently holds art workshops in addition to dance, music, theater, and fitness events.
Hours: Call for event information and hours.

 at No.3 Reading Room & photo book works

at No.3 Reading Room & photo book works

No.3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works
469 Main St. 
Beacon, NY
Right next to the Beacon Theatre, No.3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works is an artist-run venue, featuring select artist’s books, artist photobookworks, photography books, work on paper and poetry from small and independent presses. Contact Paulette Myers-Rich at photobookworks@gmail.com for additional information.
Special for Second Saturday: THEM, book and photographs by Poughkeepsie resident Sean Hemmerle. Sean, a former sergeant in the U.S. Army who witnessed the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, took up a different kind of shooting. He visited first Afghanistan and then Iraq, to capture subjects on film, in stark portraits, reminding viewers of a common humanity. As the exhibition is subtitled, there is only us. Through Sunday, June 3. 
On the horizon - May 19, 6 pm: Book signing and presentation with Sean Hemmerle; email photobookworks@gmail.com to reserve a spot at this free event.
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 pm; Second Saturday, noon to 8 pm

 at Terreson:Beacon gallery

at Terreson:Beacon gallery

TERRESON:BEACON
475 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(914) 772-6570
Jeffrey Terreson's paintings are in the collections of various Fortune 500 companies, as well as the United Nations. His work is inspired by 20th-century post-war masters such as Julian Schnabel, Jasper Johns, Mark Rothko and Joan Snyder. 
Hours: Call for hours and Second Saturday happenings.

 The Howland Cultural CEnter

The Howland Cultural CEnter

Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 831-4988
Beacon's Howland Cultural Center is not just another arts organization. Its beautiful home is a Victorian building, a library for a long time, that was born specifically to serve the community as a cultural resource.
Special for Second Saturday: Celebrate Asian/Pacific Heritage Month at the Howland Cultural Center with the contemporary art of six Asian-American women: Leonie Castelino, Yoon Cho, Nazanin Hedayat Munroe, Wennie Huang, Insun Kim, Priya Tambe, curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis. Learn about art from other traditions, including Korean fiber art and e-textiles (from the future, of course). Through Sunday, May 27. 
Hours: Friday to Monday, 1 to 5 pm

 maria lago's wanderers

maria lago's wanderers

Maria Lago Studio 502
502 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 765-8421
Maria Lago's super-textural paintings come to life with her haunting, larger-than-life sculptures. Her gallery is filled with the looming, evocative figures.
Hours: Call for hours and Second Saturday happenings.

 Pamela ZAremba at bau gallery

Pamela ZAremba at bau gallery

 

bau Gallery
506 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-7584
bau (Beacon Artist Union) is a platform for members and artists to grow, present and market their work and collaborative curatorial projects, while hosting events of related disciplines: performances, talks, film and music. bau builds a vital link between artists' activities and rest of the community.
Special for Second Saturday: In Apparitions, Pamela Zaremba shows a side of Greece that goes beyond the sun-kissed beaches and simple whitewashed residences. Having married into a large Greek family almost two decades ago, Pamela brings a fresh eye to scenes of daily life in mountainous rural villages, showing Greek resilience to the rest of the world. Through Sunday, June 3.
In the Beacon Room: Josef Zutelgte uses nets to show structures of human behavior in The Spirit of Trickery. "The net creates order and strength by not being solid, it builds shapes and creates openings, which invite the viewer to intrude, by allowing thought to travel through and define a specific space," according to a release from bau. See how your thoughts and emotions pass through the net - and see how other visitors' experiences pass through to you!
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 pm; Second Saturday opening reception, 6 to 9 pm

 

Russell Cusick Gallery
530 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 202-7787
Way down to the East End, right across from the Roundhouse, you'll find Russell Cusick's gallery. He has transmuted photography and painted Hudson Valley vistas, rendering the familiar scenes into hypervivid dreamscapes. But he's also known for turning manhole covers into art. (Yes, really. See for yourself!)
Hours: Call for hours and Second Saturday happenings.

 In  Young Bonsai  at Artifact Beacon

In Young Bonsai at Artifact Beacon

Artifact Beacon
17 East Main St.
Beacon, NY
(860) 490-2921
Set to open full-time this spring, Artifact Beacon is an art gallery, storefront, and workshop from Carolyn Baccaro (Rock Dove jewelry), Janet Chung (Halmi Co. jewelry), and artist Johnny Defeo. 
Special for Second Saturday: It's the official grand opening for Artifact Beacon! Stop by town's newest art space. Coming from Main Street? Keep going toward the mountain, around the bend, and hang a right at the dummy light (maybe stop to scope out the stunning goods in the 1 East Main shops), then cross over the rushing creek, and head for the hills. You'll find the latest gallery on your right, in Gwenno James' former space. Johnny Defeo's vibrant botanical paintings will adorn the gallery space.
Hours: Call for hours!


BEACON near Route 52

 Chloe Antalek at the lofts at beacon gallery

Chloe Antalek at the lofts at beacon gallery

The Lofts at Beacon Gallery
18 Front St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 202-7211
The Lofts at Beacon brought back to life a 19th-century brick mill that once made textiles in the Hudson Valley, located by the Fishkill Creek and situated near the Hudson River in the artists' haven town of Beacon. The Lofts have been completely remodeled into beautiful spaces, providing excellent loft rental units for the working artist.
Hours: Call for hours and events.


Do check out A Little Beacon Blog's constantly updated Pop-Up Shop Guide and the Shopping Guide to help you shop and take advantage of special opportunities and events offered by shops during this exciting day.

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