Happy Second Saturday, Beacon! We have your comprehensive art listings around town ready to go. As summer starts to wind down, there is a temptation on Saturdays to take it reeeeal easy, move slowly, and soak in every lazy minute. Alas, there are art openings and you need to go see them. Go on, get out to Main Street - a lot of the galleries have air conditioning and there’s always cool treats to be found.
New shows open at Dia, Catalyst, Hudson Beach Glass, Clutter, RiverWinds, Howland Public Library, Howland Cultural Center, and Bau. Exhibitions are continuing at Mother, Parts & Labor, Bannerman Island Gallery, Marion Royael Gallery, Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Oak Vino Wine Bar, and Ethan Cohen Fine Art/KuBe. See the full rundown, with descriptions of every show, in our Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide.
Maybe you’re coming to us after seeing the recent “Gallery Hopping in the Hudson Valley” piece in The New York Times? Well, welcome. To be sure, the venues mentioned in the article are fantastic on their own and well-deserving of a trip north. But we invite you to also peruse the length of Beacon’s Main Street, not only for delicious Beacon Pantry and Zora Dora as mentioned in the Times, but for the other galleries, shops, and restaurants who’ve been here a long time. Transform a day trip into a long weekend, perhaps?
Our Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide is sponsored by No. 3 Reading Room and Photo Book Works, at 469 Main Street, down toward the east end of Main Street, near the Story Screen Beacon Theater. At the reading room, you’ll find not just rotating exhibits, but cool collections of handmade books that the public is encouraged to peruse. Thank you, readers, for supporting the businesses that support A Little Beacon Blog, helping to bring you local news and events!