Art happenings in Beacon, NY

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

Art HAPPENINGS in Beacon, New York, FOR February 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.

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


Second Saturday, February 10: Cupid's arrows are flying and caring is in the air! Show some love to your partner, your friends, your family - and maybe a local gallery/artist or two? 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, but make sure to catch some business happenings too, like the grand re-openings and re-imaginings! Check Beacon Pilates' gorgeous new location, and meet Beacon of Light, the new wellness gurus in the longtime Shambhala space. 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 February's art openings and events:

NEAR THE TRAIN, BEFORE MAIN STREET

 Walter De Maria,  Red Truck: Square, Triangle, Circle , 2011-17. © Estate of Walter De Maria.  Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York

Walter De Maria, Red Truck: Square, Triangle, Circle, 2011-17. © Estate of Walter De Maria. 
Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York

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 Beacon residents every Saturday and Sunday year-round.
Through Monday, February 19: Head to the mountain side of town for Dia's annual staff show, showcasing art made by the incredible people who keep the museum going, day to day. Several Beacon residents usually take part. The exhibition will be take place in the beautiful gallery space at 1 East Main, the former Electric Windows building just past the dummy light as you head for the hills. Artists include: Kathleen Anderson, Mina Barden, Naomi Benecasa, Vernon M. Byron III, Khalidah Carrington, Claire Deane, Tamara DelBoccio, John DeMarco, Serena Domingues, Allison Gazdik, Randy Gibson, Gale Griffiths, Beth Haber, Stephanie Haviland, Steve Hertzel, Katelin Kirby, Lukas Lahey, Ace Lehner, and T. Char Come meet the artists behind the art!
Staff show hours: Open daily, noon to 6 pm, except for Second Saturday February 10, noon to 9 pm. Closing reception on Monday, February 19, noon to 9 pm.
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.
Dia hours: Friday to Monday, 11 am to 4 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. 
Special for Second Saturday: Lose yourself in contemplation during "sound/PEACE: Seeking Harmony in Dissonant Times." St. Andrew's hosts a walking labyrinth, accompanied by relaxing acoustic and electronic beats to help facilitate meditation. Musicians include Craig Chin, on guitar and loops, and Andy Rinehart, handling accordion (!) and piano duties.
Hours: Begins at 4 pm, through sunset and dusk (approximately two hours)


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.
Hours: 11 am to 6 pm

 at Catalyst Gallery

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.
Wednesday, February 14: The art/artist scene in Beacon can become so full-circle, folks! Photographer Margrit Wenzel has participated in Dia's staff show. Here's your chance to see more. She joins forces with Katelin Kirby this Valentine’s Day at Catalyst Gallery for the release of their limited-edition book ‘appendage.’ Katelin draws inspiration from "the cloud," so to speak, to create compositions exploring connection. Collaboratively composed of poetry and artwork, ‘appendage’ explores the rawness of love, heartbreak, and remembering the details. An accompanying exhibition of work will also be on view. 
'appendage' hours: 10 am to 9 pm; opening reception 6 to 9 pm

 Cochineal dyeing at Colorant

Cochineal dyeing at Colorant

Colorant
145 Main St.
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday: NY Textile Lab hosts natural-fiber dying workshops at Colorant. This month, they're taking a break from indigo to feature cochineal dye! Create valentines with handmade paper and textile scraps while exploring the pink and red hues that can come from this little bug. Reserve your spot here
Hours: 3 to 7 pm

 lori adams at theo ganz studio

lori adams at theo ganz studio

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: Returning is Lori Adams, with Studio at the Studio / Plants and Trees Galore and So Much More. Her last solo show at Theo Ganz Studio focused on botanical creations, a relatively small sliver of her photographic interests. In Studio at the Studio, Lori and the gallery seek to reproduce the experience of being in Lori's Hopewell Junction studio, where visitors are almost-but-not-totally overwhelmed by the floor-to-ceiling shelves filled by photos, prints, botanical specimens, and other inspiration. Learn "so much more" by attending a photographer’s talk on Wednesday, February 28, from 7 to 8 pm. Through March 4.
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 pm, and by appointment; Second Saturday opening reception, 6 to 8 pm

kate manire 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: A trio of artists presents at this small-works show. Amanda Brown draws inspiration from the urban, built environment, and the way it can be reflected or projected in paint and color. Stephanie Del Carpio creates new narratives of femininity through the ages, pulling figures from Baroque and Rococo paintings. Kate Manire captures the fleeting nature of light, transformed from her many photographs into illuminated paintings. Through Sunday, April 8.
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 pm; Second Saturday opening reception, 4 to 6 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: 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

 at marion royael gallery

at marion royael gallery

Marion Royael Gallery
159 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(727) 244-5535
Special for Second Saturday: Continuing this month, the gallery's latest Directed Migrating Installation, The Human Nest, brings together the visual perspectives of dozens of artists to reflect on "the nature of human dwellings." Artists include Kathleen Erin Lee, Paul Tillinghast, Alexander Percy, Joe Zarra, Mary Giehl, Barbara AG Riddle, Steven Paul Riddle, Jens O Bille, Dave Dziemian, Rick Hutchinson, Steve Pomerantz, Ivan Suchman, Ed Benavente, Billy Lillyhan, Steven Kenny, Barney Hodes, Francis Hodes, and Brian Wohrman. In the MR Yard outside, don't miss The Bird's Nest, a site-specific installation.
Hours: Noon to 7 pm (sometimes later)

 Donna Mikkelsen's AMBI work symmetry drawings at hudson beach glass

Donna Mikkelsen's AMBI work symmetry drawings 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.
Through Sunday, March 4: Donna Mikkelsen's Ambi Art opens, highlighting her symmetry drawings, inks, and acrylics as well as "Word Alchemy" paintings. She taught herself from a young age to use both hands simultaneously to create art. If her work inspires you to try your hands at this art, keep your eyes peeled for one of the workshops she runs!
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm

  Joshua Glover 's contribution to ( In)action figures 6  at Clutter Magazine Gallery

Joshua Glover's contribution to (In)action figures 6 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 a two-fer this month at Clutter! Stop in to see your favorite characters in re-imagined scenarios. About four dozen artists are participating in (In)Action Figures 6. Also opening, it's the night of Knights of the Slice!
On the horizon: (Second) Saturday, March 10 - Kiss! Kiss! Kill (annual Sofubi, Sofvi & Kaiju show); Thursday, April 12 - RYCA
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm; Saturdays, noon to 5 pm; Second Saturday opening receptions, 6 to 9 pm

Mark Rosengarten 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: We're surrounded by it every day, but are you really looking around you, paying attention as closely as you could be? (Re)discover the region's splendor in Mark Rosengarten's Hudson Valley Beauty. The longtime chemistry teacher started leaving his house even earlier on schooldays, chasing light and shadow to capture colorful sunrises (stunning even without the sun, as on cloudy mornings). The Hudson Valley has been inspiring artists for centuries; don't miss the freshest take on the scenery around us.
Hours: Daily, noon to 9 pm (closed Tuesday); 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

 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: BeaconArts takes over the Beacon Institute Gallery for a retrospective of the group's work in town over the past 15 years, including Electric Windows, Electric Projected, film festivals, windows, open studios and music. After a break last month, they're back in action for February: Film screenings start at 6 pm with the Beacon Independent Film Festival ARTSGO Artists in Residence:
• 2015: “Material” – Dan Dowd. Director: Michael Arginsky
• 2016: “Cascade” – Margot Kingon. Director: Kate Phelan
• 2017: “Ambi Artist” – Donna Mikkelsen. Director: Rob Featherstone
On the horizon: March 10, 2018, “Grassroots Rock: Beacon & Riverfest” (2013); Filmmaker: Mark Westin.
Hours: Monday, 10 am to 2 pm; Saturday, 3 to 7 pm; Second Saturdays, 3 to 8 pm; Sunday, noon to 4 pm (generally closed Tuesday to Friday)


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.

  Art is Elementary , at howland library

Art is Elementary, at howland library

Howland Public Library
313 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 831-1134
Through Saturday, February 17: Art is Elementary includes artwork in various media from students in Beacon City School District's four elementary schools: Sargent, J.V. Forrestal, Glenham, and South Avenue. Art teachers collaborated to choose seven colorful pieces, including drawings, paintings, collage and mixed media works, from students in grades K-5. On view in the library's Community Room.
Hours: The Community Room is open during regular library hours

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

 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.

 Amber Vittoria at howling at the edge of chaos

Amber Vittoria
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: Call for hours and Second Saturday happenings.

 meredith heuer at Matteawan Gallery

meredith heuer 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: You might know Meredith Heuer from community activism and school board overhauling, and maybe even from her fantastic portrait photography, but she has yet another side. Beacon superstar Meredith Heuer brings warm, bright Colorfields to these gray, wintry days in her first exhibition at Matteawan. Inspired by Rothko, Heuer explores abstract emotions through color, in photos of a precariously positioned kitchen ingredient, as well as in watercolor paintings, which, she says, are more forgiving than the gelatin. Through March 4.
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 pm; Second Saturday opening reception, 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 photo book works

at 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. Please contact Paulette Myers-Rich at photobookworks@gmail.com for additional information.
Special for Second Saturday: Show some love for the indies! For February, Paulette Myers-Rich has installed works spanning decades from 10 poet-run and independent presses, including Atlas Press' Printed Head series, Toothpaste Press, The Spirit That Moves Us Press (how intriguingly evocative is that name?!), Coffee House Press, The Codex Foundation, Double Cross Press (watch out for them), Traffic Street Press, Greying Ghost Press, Magic Helicopter Press, and broadsides from the Hungry Midnight series.
Also on view will be a facsimile of Fortunato Depero's groundbreaking 1927 Bolted BookDepero Futurista, reanimated in a limited edition after a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016. Don't miss this chance to interact with art, turning pages, taking it in. 
Hours: Friday to Sunday, 1 to 7 pm, and by appointment

 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: Jeffrey Terreson recently marked the one-year anniversary of his gallery's opening in Beacon. Coming on the heels of a big show in Bedford, Terreson has a whole slew of new work, including Unveiled (above), oils on a canvas of gauze mounted on wood.  
Hours: Call for hours

 Yvette Byrd's Photography at Howland Cultural CEnter

Yvette Byrd's Photography
at 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 that was born specifically to serve the community as a cultural resource.
February: The Howland Cultural Center celebrates Black History Month with its 24th annual exhibition to specifically focus on African-American artists in the Hudson Valley. Curated by Josephine Green and Richard Outlaw. Artists include Jean Benoit, Ronald Brown, Yvette Byrd, Ramona Candy, Destiny Faulkner, Shaunda Sekai-Holloway, Kyra Sukenya Husbands, Robert E. Lewis, Corey Lightfoot, Richard Outlaw, Samantha Outlaw, Dwight Reed, Eddison Romeo, Oliver Spearman, Gina Waters, and Donald Whitely. The art exhibition is dedicated to Michael White, an artist and art teacher in the Hudson Valley whose murals you may have seen around Poughkeepsie. Through Sunday, February 25. 
Hours: Friday to Monday, 1 to 5 pm (closed Sunday, February 11, due to a piano concert)

 anna west at denise gianna designs

anna west at denise gianna designs

Denise Gianna Designs
494 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 216-4196
Special for Second Saturday: It only makes sense that an interior design business would host an art show! Denise Gianna welcomes prolific Beacon painter (and gardener, fyi) extraordinaire Anna West and her Chairs!. She's been working on a series of chair paintings for two years. Transport yourself into the paintings - imagine curling up with a hot beverage, good book, and a fire! Or maybe dream of warm weather and wicker... We can dream!
Hours: Second Saturday opening reception, 5 to 8 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.

 John Richey at bau gallery

John Richey 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: Unbelievably, this month marks bau's 158th consecutive opening. Kind of amazing to think about, right? Anyway. In the Main Gallery is Elizabeth Arnold, Some Memories Fade. Every February, bau hosts a solo exhibition for an outside artist. Arnold uses found objects, often from the natural world, to explore archetypal symbols and potent dream landscapes. Seems a pretty natural extension for an artist who is a psychologist by day, right? 
In the Beacon Room, John Richey's Blue By You incorporates labor-intensive hand-drawn video animations and cyanotypes to explore glitches and grids. Both shows run through March 4.
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.


BEACON near Route 52

 robert paschal at the lofts at beacon gallery

robert paschal
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 Second Saturday happenings.


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