Second Saturday! Beacon Gallery Openings for December 2018

Clockwise from top right, Second Saturday works by Jesse Bradford at Mother Gallery; Bakkun at Clutter Magazine Gallery; Hudson Beach Glass; Karl LaLonde at RiverWinds Gallery; and Lindsey Buckley at Bau (Beacon Artist Union).

Clockwise from top right, Second Saturday works by Jesse Bradford at Mother Gallery; Bakkun at Clutter Magazine Gallery; Hudson Beach Glass; Karl LaLonde at RiverWinds Gallery; and Lindsey Buckley at Bau (Beacon Artist Union).

Happy Second Saturday, Beacon! December’s #2Sat is one of the most vibrant days of the year around our little city, with hints of peppermint and straight-up magic in the air, pop-up shops, craft fairs, tree and menorah lighting, and Santa! But that’s not even all of the weekend’s cool happenings. For more details, check our Events Guide

Amid the festive hustle and bustle, don’t forget about the art galleries! There is so much new art to see! A gaggle of group shows this month offer a really efficient way to see new work. You’ll find a broad spectrum of artists at each of Mother, Catalyst, RiverWinds, Clutter, Hudson Beach Glass, Photo Book Works, bau, and The Lofts at Beacon galleries. (A tip: Many galleries are showcasing small, giftable items this month with price tags to match.) Curious about more galleries, or more specifics? We've got it all covered in Beacon's most comprehensive Art Gallery Guide

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Second Saturday! Beacon Gallery Openings for August 2018

Second Saturday, August 11! Art Happenings In Beacon Include, Clockwise From Top Right, Colus At Clutter Gallery; Chantelle Norton At Matteawan Gallery; Chris Sanders at Hudson Beach Glass; Diane Christi At The Howland Cultural Center; Eileen Sackman At Bau.

Second Saturday, August 11! Art Happenings In Beacon Include, Clockwise From Top Right, Colus At Clutter Gallery; Chantelle Norton At Matteawan Gallery; Chris Sanders at Hudson Beach Glass; Diane Christi At The Howland Cultural Center; Eileen Sackman At Bau.

Happy Second Saturday, people of Beacon! Dodge raindrops and thunder, and get to the galleries to see fantastic art - in new openings and continuing shows. We've got it all covered in Beacon's most comprehensive Art Gallery Guide

It may be stormy, but it's still the dog days of summer. Consider this a friendly reminder that leisure time is fleeting, and we should make the most of the long days while we still have them. Several shows around town are spotlighting animals in art. At Hudson Beach Glass, you'll find Chris Sanders' four- and eight-legged friends, and at bau, Eileen Sackman's endangered critters. This is the second-to-last weekend to see Zoology at Matteawan Gallery - don't miss the incredible diversity of art that rivals the diversity of the animal kingdom itself! Check the Guide for details on all of these and every other show. 

Big thanks to BeaconArts, the masterminds and promotional powerhouses behind Second Saturday and so many Beacon events! And thanks to the sponsors of A Little Beacon Blog, whose support allows us to produce the content we bring to you. Stop in to support them while you're out and about doing Second Saturday!

Photographers Wanted -> Howland Public Library & Spirit of Beacon Day Committee Wants to See Your Spirit!

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PHOTO CONTEST
Submission Deadline: August 1st, 2018
Exhibition Dates: September 8 – October 6th, 2018
Submission Rules & Details >

The Spirit of Beacon Day has been a part of the community since 1977, always held on the last Sunday of September. Over the past year, they have gone through a lot of changes - including a new website! The event is organized and run by a volunteer committee with help and donations by local citizens and businesses, alongside the support of the City of Beacon. The Spirit of Beacon Day is set for Sunday, September 30, with a rain date of Sunday, October 7.

Spirit of Beacon Photography Contest

This year, the Howland Public Library and the Spirit of Beacon Day Committee are looking for photographs that best capture the essence of The Spirit of Beacon. They are looking for images  capturing what makes the community so unique. Is it the mountainous backdrop? Our connection to the Hudson River? The historic architecture? The colorful, vibrant, and diverse community? The backyard gardens and/or chickens? What makes Beacon Beacon, in your eye?

How to Enter the Photo Contest

Photographers of ALL ages and skill levels are invited to submit their original photos by the deadline of Wednesday, August 1. Photos should be submitted with a certain format and naming structure. Read more about the submission requirements here

Selected photos will be displayed in the Community Room Exhibit Space at the Howland Public Library during the month of September as part of the Spirit of Beacon celebration. A reception for the community will be held on (Second) Saturday, September 8. 

You can get more details and information on how to register at the library's website.