SECOND SATURDAY HAPPENINGS FOR August 12, 2017!

SECOND SATURDAY HAPPENINGS FOR August 12, 2017!

Keep your eyes glued to this space, and refresh often!
We're constantly updating the Guide as we hear about new events and openings. 

 beacon arts' official #2sat logo

beacon arts' official #2sat logo

"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!
  • Live-tweet your way through Second Saturday by using the hashtag created by BeaconArts: #2SAT, 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.

Leave all Guides open on your phone because they include addresses and phone numbers. Tap on a phone number to call anyone!


For the fourth Second Saturday in a row, there are some raindrops in the forecast. This is nuts. However: You know the drill. Galoshes. Umbrella. Get out there and check out the art around Beacon. (Because awesome art happenings don't stop for rain. Neither should you!) In Beacon tradition, there will also be music galore. Our Event Guide will fill you in on the tunes, then let us know which ones you opt for! Get acquainted with the new performance venue, The Platform. Now, let's get to August's art openings and happenings:

NEAR THE TRAIN, BEFORE MAIN STREET

 DIA: BEACON

DIA: BEACON

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.
Special for Second Saturday: Take a closer look at Dia:Beacon's giant shapes, piles of glass, grayscale geometry, neon tubes and so. much. more. Bookend a trip to Main Street with a guided tour at 1 pm of the museum's permanent collection, including works by Louise Bourgeois, Robert Smithson, Agnes Martin and many more, as well as visiting works like a recent installation of Walter De Maria's smaller works. Don't forget: Beacon residents get in free every weekend! Tour reservations aren't necessary, but may be made at the admissions desk.
Hours: 11 am to 6 pm

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
15 South Ave.
Beacon, NY
(845) 831-1369
Special for Second Saturday: 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.  
Hours: Call for event hours (usually around 4 pm)

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

2 Way Brewing Company
18 West Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 202-7334
Special for Second Saturday: Come for the beer; stay for the art! Artist Amanda J. Light will be doing intuitive portraits on the spot. Light creates the portraits in color or black and white, and aims to capture subjects' personalities beyond the physical appearance.
Hours: 3 to 7 pm


THE WEST END
(Close to the train station)

 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. 
Special for Second Saturday: Beacon native Susan Sylvester DiGilio brings her mixed-media works back to her hometown. The watercolor, pen-and-ink, colored pencil and acrylic pieces channel rich, warm, nature.  
Hours: 11 am to 6 pm; opening reception 6 to 9 pm

  Catalyst Gallery

 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: Like so many artists in the Hudson Valley (or everywhere, really) Carin Jean White works in many fields. She writes and directs for theaters across the country. But she calls Cold Spring home, and will be exhibiting paintings that evoke nature - particularly fiery fall and sparse winter, at Catalyst. 
Hours: Noon to 6 pm; opening reception, 6 to 9 pm

 Cape dorset prints return to theo ganz

Cape dorset prints return to theo ganz

Theo Ganz Studio
149 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(917) 318-2239
Theo Ganz 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. Recognizing the importance of exhibitions in an artist's career, Smolen concentrates on presenting actively engaged emerging and mid-career professionals in either solo or group exhibitions.
Special for Second Saturday: For several years, Theo Ganz Studio has hosted artwork by Inuit printmakers in the far northern reaches of Canada, sometimes joined by artists from "the south" (including some familiar Beacon names). The story of how Japanese-style printmaking found its way to Cape Dorset - in the Arctic Circle - is fascinating. Stop in and see what's new in this year's show.
Hours: Noon to 8 pm

At Bannerman Island Gallery

Bannerman Island Gallery
150 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 831-6346
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: The B.I.G. Hudson River Art Exhibition continues this week, showing off the work of more than two dozen artists, working with paint, but also drawings, sculpture, photography, and mixed media. Many of the works will be for sale. 
Hours: Noon to 5 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.
Special for Second Saturday: Stop by the gallery to see what's new!
Hours: Call for hours.

 Russ Cusick at marion royael gallery

Russ Cusick at marion royael gallery

Marion Royael Gallery
159 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(727) 244-5535
Special for Second Saturday: For one night only, folks, gather 'round the ol' tube for live renditions of classic teevee theme songs! Juilliard-trained baritone (and Beacon artist/gallery owner) Russ Cusick will perform in an actual TV, designed by artist Steven Riddle. Also happening this Second Saturday: In true Marion Royael Gallery opening fashion, artist Kenny Wright's invitation to "explode some hearts [and] make some art" raises a lot of questions. That's just art, doing its job, right? Right. Go check out the show and report back. 
Hours: Noon to 7 pm (sometimes later); music performance, 6 to 9 pm

 Joy Brown at hudson beach glass

Joy Brown 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: Opening today (and coinciding with the installation of nine giant bronze figures on Broadway in New York City) is new work from Joy Brown's collection of whimsical figures. They seem like they'd be soft and cuddly, ready to envelop the viewer in a warm hug. Alas, they are made from bronze and wood-fired ceramic.
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm; opening reception, 6 to 9 pm

 Josh Mayhem at Clutter Magazine Gallery

Josh Mayhem 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: It's time once again for Clutter's cute and colorful group show! They Came From Planet Rainbow Sparkles includes work from more than 40 toy artists. For this show, each artist was assigned a color, and the pieces will be displayed accordingly. Opening a solo show is renowned California artist Josh Mayhem. He'll be in attendance, so come say hi!
Hours: Opening reception, 6 to 9 pm

Margaret Ryan 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: Many artists lead dual-lives: There's the art work, and the money job. Margaret Ryan doesn't have to draw that line, exactly. Her job-job includes making scenery and painting props for stage and screen. On the side, though, she pursues abstraction, expressionism, still lifes, and more. The various aspects of her artistic career coalesce in this Multifaceted Retrospective
Hours: Noon to 9 pm; opening reception, 5 to 8 pm

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

 at the beacon institute gallery

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: Continuing this month is "Shad in the Shadow of Skyscrapers," photo essay from a 1947 National Geographic project by legendary photographer Luis Marden. How much has changed, and how many scenes are the same, 70 years later? Click here for more event details.
Hours: 3 to 7 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.

 Thursday Painters at howland library

Thursday Painters at howland library

Howland Public Library
313 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 831-1134
Special for Second Saturday: The Beacon Thursday Painters present their annual exhibition. The group is made up of seniors - some experienced painters, some not - who gather weekly at the Beacon Recreation Center for lessons from Beaconite Jan Dolan. Word on the street is that there will be baked goods, too! (And we all know how Beacon can bake!)
Hours: 1 to 5 pm, opening reception 5 to 7 pm

Progression Art Studio
320 Main St.
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday: Stop by to see what's new!

 samantha palmeri at oak vino wine bar

samantha palmeri at oak vino wine bar

Oak Vino Wine Bar
389 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 765-2400
Special for Second Saturday: Find a seat of your own, then have a look at Stories From the Green Couch, a series of watercolors by Samantha Palmeri. Read more about the artist in our article about Beacon Open Studios.
Hours: 3 pm to 11 pm


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.

julia whitney barnes 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: Continuing this month is Super Natural, pieces from six artists whose work reflects explorations of nature and landscape. Artists include Julia Whitney Barnes, Gabe Brown, Cecilia Whittaker-Doe, Matt Frieburghaus, Charles Geiger, and Eleanor Sabin.
Hours: Noon 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. This weekend, Donna Mikkelsen shares her Word Alchemy, art created when she ruminates on a word or phrase that inspires her, then uses both hands to artfully convey the phrase.
Hours: 2 to 6 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. 
Special for Second Saturday: Painter Jeffrey Terreson recently marked the one-year anniversary of his gallery's opening in Beacon. If you missed last month's fête, visit now to see 15 new pieces, and celebrate the extended presence of the several-month pop-up that decided to stay. Jeffrey's daughter Carly, also a painter, is displaying work. Pop in and maybe you'll see her! 
Hours: 6 to 9 pm

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 that was born specifically to serve the community as a cultural resource.
Hours: Call for hours and Second Saturday happenings.

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.
Special for Second Saturday: Maria Lago's gallery goes on the road again this month! (It's a very short trip.) Crossing carefully at the dummy light, head across the street to the gallery space at 1 East Main, directly across from the Roundhouse. You'll find a retrospective of Maria Lago's works from 1985 to 2017. Alongside the art, enjoy wine and tapas from Spain!
Hours: Noon to 8 pm

 david link At bau gallery

david link 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 the activities at bau and the community.
Special for Second Saturday: The 152nd consecutive show from Beacon Artist Union, aka bau, includes work from two artists. In the Main Gallery, you'll find David Link's The Physical World. Heavily influenced by Minimalism, Link sketches and draws his 2-D concepts before bringing them to, well, the 3-D physical world via sculpture. In the Beacon Room, check out Jennifer Graham's Symmetry of Light. In this series, Graham embraces the "grain, glare, and fog of film" in scenes printed on metallic paper.
Hours: 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's he's also known for turning manhole covers into art. (Yes, really. See for yourself!)
Hours: Call for hours and Second Saturday happenings.


BEACON near Route 52

Atelier Room 205 
Studios at the Old Beacon High School
211 Fishkill Ave.
Beacon, NY
(646) 705-3833
Artist, teacher, and entrepreneur Maria Amor oversees the Atelier. The space is frequently used for art instruction, but hosts openings, too.  
Hours: Call for hours and Second Saturday happenings.

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 Second Saturday happenings.


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.

Past Second Saturday Guides