Second Saturday Art Guide for Beacon's Gallery Openings in October 2019

Second Saturday is overflowing with openings, closings, and continuings! Clockwise from top right: Alberto Burstzyn’s  Beacon Moose  in Beacon 3D; Liao Yibai’s work in  Eustatia  at the brand-new Global Art Museum; Meghan Spiro’s wrenching, important  Without Fear & Full of Love  at Bau Gallery; Mariam Aziza Stephan and Julia Johnson’s  Hatched in the Drift  at No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works; and the closing weeks of John Sabraw’s  Anthrotopographies  at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries.

Second Saturday is overflowing with openings, closings, and continuings! Clockwise from top right: Alberto Burstzyn’s Beacon Moose in Beacon 3D; Liao Yibai’s work in Eustatia at the brand-new Global Art Museum; Meghan Spiro’s wrenching, important Without Fear & Full of Love at Bau Gallery; Mariam Aziza Stephan and Julia Johnson’s Hatched in the Drift at No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works; and the closing weeks of John Sabraw’s Anthrotopographies at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries.

Happy Second Saturday, Beacon! This is one of the most action-packed Second Saturdays in recent memory: More than a dozen new shows are opening, so don’t delay - head out there and see some art! We’ve got the whole roundup in our Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide.

Notable: The sculptures around town of Beacon 3D are set to come down soon, probably end of November, so make sure you spot them all! Also in its waning days: Anthrotopographies, John Sabraw’s look at the effects of human development on natural places. A brand-spankin-new gallery is open with the Global Art Museum. At No. 3 Reading Room and Photo Book Works, artist Mariam Aziza Stephan and poet Julia Johnson will be at the gallery for a reception for their Hatched in the Drift. Longtime Beacon studio-gallery Maria Lago has new work up in her studio on the mountain side of Main Street. Hudson Valley photographer Randy Calderone has his first solo show, What I Saw, up at Oak Vino. And at Bau, photographer Meghan Spiro puts a face to the horror of domestic violence - and also recovery - in her Without Fear & Full of Love.

Full descriptions of all of these shows - and so very many more! Once you've figured out where to park, what's next? If you're in need of a bite to eat, check out the Restaurant Guide. Itching to show local shopkeepers some love? We've got a Shopping Guide at your fingertips. Thank you for supporting the businesses that help support A Little Beacon Blog! We couldn't do this without you — or them. Happy Second Saturday strolling!

Second Saturday! Beacon Art Gallery Openings for May 2019

Happy Second Saturday for May 2019! New shows are opening all around Beacon. Some of them include, clockwise from top right: Martin D. Fowler at Big Mouth Coffee Roasters; the Rain Taxi Review of Books at Photo Book Works; Alessandro Keegan at Mother Gallery; and Meghan Spiro at Hudson Beach Glass.

Happy Second Saturday for May 2019! New shows are opening all around Beacon. Some of them include, clockwise from top right: Martin D. Fowler at Big Mouth Coffee Roasters; the Rain Taxi Review of Books at Photo Book Works; Alessandro Keegan at Mother Gallery; and Meghan Spiro at Hudson Beach Glass.

Happy Second Saturday, people of Beacon! It’s time once again to head out into that fresh late-spring air, and see some art. Consider it a warm-up for your tour of Beacon Open Studios, opening (studios) next weekend! Get all the details in our Art Gallery Guide.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and mom figures around town! Accordingly, stop by Mother Gallery’s new location on Route 9D, and check out their new show and new space. There are more shows opening at Catalyst Gallery, Hudson Beach Glass, Clutter Magazine, RiverWinds Gallery, Big Mouth Coffee Roasters, Photo Book Works, and the Howland Cultural Center. Plus, a few from last month have been extended. We've got it all covered in Beacon's most comprehensive Art Gallery Guide.

Second Saturday! Beacon Gallery Openings for January 2019

Some of the Art Gallery Openings in Beacon, NY, for January 2019. Clockwise from top right: Beacon Fine Art Gallery at the Inn and Spa at Beacon; Monochrome photography show at the Howland Cultural Center; Amanda E. Gross at Catalyst Gallery; imPerfect Poetics of Place group show at Hudson Beach Glass; and Walter DE Maria’s 360° I Ching/64 Sculptures at Dia.

Some of the Art Gallery Openings in Beacon, NY, for January 2019. Clockwise from top right: Beacon Fine Art Gallery at the Inn and Spa at Beacon; Monochrome photography show at the Howland Cultural Center; Amanda E. Gross at Catalyst Gallery; imPerfect Poetics of Place group show at Hudson Beach Glass; and Walter DE Maria’s 360° I Ching/64 Sculptures at Dia.

It’s the Second Saturday of the month, but it’s also the first Second Saturday of the year! Celebrate the calendar’s turn, maybe consider making an art-related resolution (or a revolution, maybe): Visit one new gallery every Second Saturday, or talk with one artist, or pick up just a card. For any and all art around town, we've got it covered in Beacon's most comprehensive Art Gallery Guide.

The Inn and Spa at Beacon gets a fresh look in its Beacon Fine Art Gallery, with a variety of artists showing new work. At the Howland Cultural Center, a show opens to celebrate monochrome - practice finding a new perspective on dreary gray winter days, hopefully?. Or you could whiplash yourself in the other direction, with supersaturated, vibrant works from Amanda E. Gross at Catalyst Gallery. Stop by Hudson Beach Glass’ upstairs gallery to re-connect with TheoGanz Studio owner Eleni Smolen, who curated The imPerfect Poetics of Place. At Dia, this weekend holds your last chance to see Walter De Maria’s vast 360° I Ching/64 Sculptures, and your first chance to see the reopening of the Dorothea Rockburne galleries. Clutter, RiverWinds, No.3 Reading Room and Photo Book Works, and bau have new openings, while Mother Gallery, BIRE, and Oak Vino are showcasing current shows just a bit longer. Check the Guide for details!

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

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!

Second Saturday! Beacon Gallery Openings for October 2018

Happy Second Saturday, October edition!

Happy Second Saturday, October edition!

Happy Second Saturday, folks! This mid-October weekend is jam-packed with gallery openings (and one closing 😥) as well as so many non-art events. The common theme? Community. Head out to the galleries. (Our Guide gives an overview of each exhibition or screening we track down.) Talk with your neighbors, visitors, or the artists. Buy their work if you're in a position to - get a jump on holiday gifting, maybe? Then head out again on Sunday, with the Car Show on Main Street and the Pumpkin Festival at Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park. Get the artsy-tartsy scoop here in our Art Gallery Guide, and read about all of the amazing non-artsy things in our Event Guide.

Some familiar Beacon faces highlight this #2Sat. At Scenic Hudson's River Center (the big red barn at Long Dock Park), Eleni Smolen of TheoGanz Studio has curated a selection of works by Hiro Ichikawa, a Hudson Valley painter, printmaker, and nature lover who passed away early last year.

At No. 3 Reading Room and Photo Book Works, revisit Melissa McGill's starry Bannerman Castle installation and read writer Sam Anderson's reflections, in Reverse Punctuation Constellations.

Matteawan Gallery will be closing after the current show, Eleanor White's Bittersweet, wraps up next weekend. (Read more here about Matteawan and what’s next.)

Brief descriptions in our Gallery Guide can't possibly do justice to all of the artists exhibiting around town, so you really should check them out yourself. If you're inclined, report back and let us know what you loved seeing. Comment here, on Facebook, on Instagram, or Twitter. We'd love to hear from you.

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!

Second Saturday! Gallery Openings for March 2018

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Happy Second Saturday, people of Beacon! Break that snowbound cabin fever by getting out and seeing some incredible art. We've got it all covered in Beacon's most comprehensive Art Gallery Guide

Several shows around town are specifically celebrating Women's History Month, while other venues are exhibiting female artists' work. There's a new gallery/shop in town, Artifact Beacon, over on the East End of Main Street. Also note: The return of Scribbleheads, and the stellar work of talented Beacon High School art students at The Lofts At Beacon. Check the Guide for details!

Second Saturday Guide to September Art Showings in Beacon, NY!

Sip and stroll, and pretend you don't have to worry about homework for another month. 

Sip and stroll, and pretend you don't have to worry about homework for another month. 

Happy Second Saturday, Beaconites and Hudson Valley art lovers! We have quite a roundup in store for you: From a "Friendraiser" to benefit the public library, to a honest-to-goodness hootenanny, to a plethora of paintings, photos, and sculpture that will engage your every sense. Get the scoop (and find out who will be pouring frosty beverages) in our Second Saturday Guide

Once you've figured out where to park, what's next? If you're in need of a bite to eat, check out the Restaurant Guide. Itching to show local shopkeepers some love? We've got a Shopping Guide at your fingertips. Thank you for supporting the businesses that help support A Little Beacon Blog! We couldn't do this without you — or them. Happy Second Saturday strolling!

August's Second Saturday Guide for Beacon Art Showings

SECOND SATURDAY HAPPENINGS FOR AUGUST 13, 2016!

SECOND SATURDAY HAPPENINGS FOR AUGUST 13, 2016!

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

"Second Saturday" is a lively day into night in Beacon, and is a celebration of Beacon's galleries, restaurants and other businesses arts on the second Saturday of every month. According to Dan Rigney, current 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 is a great reason to "walk" Main Street and beyond and explore the events going on around town. It's always a pleasure eating and drinking your way through Beacon, so this guide will help you know 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 a 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 9pm in our Restaurant Guide

  • Bank Square 129 Main St.
  • Chill Wine Bar 173 Main St.
  • Poppy's Burger and Fries 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 Vault 446 Main St.
  • Joe's Irish Pub 455 Main St.
  • The Hop 554 Main St. (It's a good idea to have reservations if you hope to order food.)
  • 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.

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NEAR THE TRAIN, BEFORE MAIN STREET

DIA:BEACON

Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-0100
Special for Second Saturday: Gallery Talk: Susan Thompson on Louise Lawler. Thompson, an assistant curator at the Guggenheim, will discuss Lawler's body of work. Known mainly for her photographic portraits of others' work, Lawler has at Dia:Beacon a sound installation, Birdcalls (1972/2008). Come learn why an art critic once nicknamed the piece "Patriarchal Roll Call." Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon take place the second Saturday of every month at 2 pm. Focusing on the work of a single artist on view at Dia:Beacon, these one-hour walk-throughs are led by curators, art historians, and writers. Free with admission to the museum. (Don't forget: Beacon residents get in free on weekends!)
More details at Dia:Beacon.
Hours: 11 am to 6 pm

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THE WEST END
(Close to the train station)

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: An installment of Third Stall Collective's fine art, fashion, furnishings, and books pops up right here in Beacon. It continues through Aug. 28, but before you pop in, check the website to make sure they'll be there!
Hours: 7 pm to 9 pm

RICK PRICE AT COLORANT

Colorant
145 Main St.
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday: Rick Price is one of those artists who has contributed so much to Beacon, it seems he's been here forever. You might not know his name, but if you've spent any time wandering Beacon looking at colorful Main Street exteriors, you'd recognize his work. (He's the artist behind the huge "River Beacon" mural on the side of the building at Cross and Main streets, as well as the book tree mural at the Howland Public Library.) See a more subdued but no less detailed side of Rick Price's art at Colorant, as he exhibits Walnut-Ink Watercolors. ... He made the pigment from walnuts growing in his own backyard! (How's that for local and artisanal?) He'll be painting portraits, too. Get in line to get yours!  
Hours: 6 pm to 8 pm

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.
Second Saturday: Joseph Pimentel's Ancient Civilizations. Pimentel, who has lived in Newburgh since he was 8, recently visited Peru, and channels those scenes into his intricate watercolor and ink drawings. 
Hours: Opening reception, 6 pm to 8 pm

MARION ROYAEL GALLERY

Marion Royael Gallery
159 Main St.
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday: "Underground" takes a look at various subterranean visual perspectives. "Underground" in the gallery space is presented as a complement to the project out back, "Mr. Yard Presents the Knock Knock Underground Emoji." Gallery owners say you'll just have to stop by, if you want to learn more about the doors...
Hours: Noon to 7 pm

HUDSON BEACH GLASS

Hudson Beach Glass / Fovea
162 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-0068
A glass studio 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: "Fire Clay Paint" brings together four ceramicists (Roger Baumann, Scott Bartolomei Edmonds, Deborah Heid, and Joel Brown) and one painter (Linda Winters). The group show takes place in the upstairs gallery. 
Hours: Opening reception, 6 pm to 9 pm

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. Works are a variety of sizes.
Second Saturday: "Kaleidoscope of Kyoot" is all about the cute designer toys! As always, a plethora of artists will be shown. Among them: Cat Rabbit, Chernyachi, Claymate Creatures, Crowded Teeth, Cuddly Rigor Mortis, El Hooligan, Flat Bonnie, Fluffy House, Gail CC, Gretchen Lewis, Grumble Toy, Hanjipan Designs, Hiroshi Yoshii, Horrible Adorables, Hungry Ghost, Joe Scarano, Josh Mayhem, Kyle Kirwan, Lisa Rae Hansen, Lolle, Maddy Norval, Melodreama, Misfit Menagerie, MJ Hsu, Odd Fauna (her #terrabeast is pictured here!), One-Eyed Girl, Seulgie, Silk and Thistle, Stitch of Whimsy, Sugar Fueled, Tomodachi Island, twelveDot, Uamou, Valency Genis, Wesker Zhan, Yoji, and more!  
Also opening and not to be missed: "Cryptic Creatures," a solo show of The Bots' new works!
Hours: Opening reception, 6 pm to 9 pm

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: "Odyssey," a group show, celebrates RiverWinds Gallery's 13 years of sharing art with Beacon. Last month, "Odyssey" celebrated painting; this time photographers get the spotlight. Many of the photographers will be attending, so come with questions and be ready to ask the pros. Who knows? Your work might be in the show next year!
Hours: Opening reception, 5 pm to 8 pm

DREAM IN PLASTIC

Dream in Plastic
177 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 632-3383
Special for Second Saturday: Ecologie, a nature-based photography exhibition by Jenny Zuko. She coaxes beautiful imagery out of the ol' iPhone. Don't quote us on this, but in the past, Dream in Plastic has been known to offer cupcakes and coffee at openings! It's nice to change it up from the wine and cheese every once in a while.
Hours: 11 am to 7 pm; opening reception 6 pm to 9 pm

BEACON INSTITUTE

Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries
199 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 838-1600
This historic brick storefront houses the Institute’s gallery, Hudson River bookstore and gift shop, and its administrative headquarters. The gallery showcases river and environmentally themed art and educational exhibits. Events feature talks by artists and regional Hudson Valley authors.
Special for Second Saturday: The historic Mount Beacon Incline Railway gets a spotlight in this exhibit, which features large-format photography, digital renderings, animations, and infographics, all exploring the Incline Railway's early origins in shaping Beacon. The exhibition delves into the initiative to bring back the Incline Railway, through the lenses of a historic narrative and an eye toward the future. 
Click here for more event details.
Hours: 11 am to 3 pm

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THE MIDDLE & "MARKET SQUARE"

THE START OF THE MIDDLE, AKA "MARKET SQUARE"

BINNACLE BOOKS

Binnacle Books
321 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 838-6191
Special for Second Saturday: Binnacle Books hosts a book release party, including a reading, signing, and musical performance. All this, to celebrate the arrival of Franz Nicolay's The Humorless Ladies of Border Control: Touring the Punk Underground from Belgrade to Ulaanbaatar. Read more about Nicolay and the book in this Highlands Current article
Hours: Noon to 7 pm 

OAK VINO WINE BAR

Oak Vino Wine Bar
389 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 765-2400
Special for Second Saturday: Erica Hauser shows new work. Each of her paintings shows off familiar scenes of Americana, such as her "Dotted Dream Scenic Byway" (at right), in a new way. Sit back with a tasty appetizer and thirst-quenching glass of wine, and take it all in. 
Hours: 3 pm to 11 pm 

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THE EAST END & BEYOND
(Closer to the mountain)

THE START OF THE EAST END OF MAIN STREET - AND BEYOND!

THE BEACON HOTEL GALLERY

The Beacon Hotel Gallery
424 Main St.
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday: This month in the former Wanderlust space, you'll find a pop-up gallery from artist Pascal Demeester. In "Behind the Leaves the World" contemporary land artist Pascal Demeester shares drawing, sculpture, photography and video. The native of Belgium recently moved to Beacon. Give him a warm welcome to town by visiting his show!
Hours: 3 pm to 9 pm

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:  Susan English's "Pourous Light" opens. English uses a unique process to build color and texture, pouring layer after layer of polymer onto panels to create paintings that reveal an influence of the natural environment. The panels' orientation (horizontal or vertical), finish (matte or glossy), and composition always demonstrate a relationship with the light in the space they're being viewed.
Hours: Opening reception, 6 pm to 9 pm

MORPHICISM

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


TERRESON:BEACON

TERRESON:BEACON
475 Main St.
Beacon, NY
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: Bedford native Jeffrey Terreson has also recently moved his studio to Beacon, and is overcome with what he has found here. For August's Second Saturday, he is unveiling new paintings. Enjoy wine (from Artisan Wine Shop) and tasty morsels (from Beacon Pantry). Check out his new work that just went up, and let his enthusiasm be contagious! Follow him on Instagram (@jeffreyterreson_fineart) to make sure you don't miss any news. Can this Second Saturday top what he called a "crazy good" last month? Stop by the party and find out... 
Hours: Noon to 9 pm or later, Second Saturday party starts at 4, party-dependent (don't let him down, Beacon)

Blue Break Oils on canvas 48"x48"

Blue Break
Oils on canvas
48"x48"

December
Impasto on wood
48"x48"

 

Whisper
Oils on wax
40"x40"

Heart of the Emperor's Blue
Oils on wood panel
6"x6"

 

HOWLAND CULTURAL CENTER

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.
Special for Second Saturday: The Portraits Show, including works from 17 artists around the Hudson Valley. Presenting artists include: Rosanne Cerbo, Russell Cusick, Michael D'Antuono, Alan Dingman, Stacie Flint, Claudia Gorman, Cynthia Harris-Pagano, Emilie Houssart, Helen Lang, Raphael Lopez, Nestor Madalengoitia, Joe Radoccia, Richard Taddei, Donald Whitely, Scott Wohlberg, David Yawman, and Bob Zahn. 
Hours: 1 pm to 5 pm

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: Bau 140! In the Main Gallery, come see Melissa Robin's "Alchemy" before she moves across the country. Her amazing photography (occasionally featuring familiar Beacon faces!) will be for sale. In the Beacon Room, "Stick & Stones" by Yali Lewis, winner of Windows on Main.
Hours: Noon to 6 pm; reception from 6 pm to 9 pm

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BEACON near RT. 52
(Beacon's part of Rt. 52 that heads into and out of town)

LOFTS AT BEACON GALLERY

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.
Special for Second Saturday: Juan Manuel Alvarez-Ossa - born in Colombia, raised in New York, longtime Parisian with a recent move to Switzerland - shows a unique perspective with his "Of American Perceptions: Studies," works on canvas and paper. 
Hours: 9 am to 4 pm 

BEACON MUSIC FACTORY

BEACON MUSIC FACTORY

Beacon Music Factory
629 Route 52
Beacon, NY
(845) 765-0472
Special for Second Saturday: The Hootenanny roars on. Head just a little out of town - not even to Route 9! - for this Family Hootenanny! Kids (babies to age 10) and their caregivers are welcome to bring their own instruments for this merry-making and singalong with Beacon Music Factory's Emily Ellison. An added bonus: You get to say "hootenanny." (Go on, say it out loud. That's like music unto itself!) $5, no reservations necessary.
Hours: 10 am to 11 am

Don't forget to check out our constantly updated Pop-Up Shop Guide and the Shopping Guide as well, as you mix and match dates and events for your weekend entertainment!

July's Second Saturday Guide for Beacon Art Showings

Second Saturday Happenings for July 9, 2016!

Second Saturday Happenings for July 9, 2016!

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

"Second Saturday" is a lively day into night in Beacon, and is a celebration of Beacon's galleries, restaurants and other businesses arts on the second Saturday of every month. According to Dan Rigney, current 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 is a great reason to "walk" Main Street and beyond and explore the events going on around town. It's always a pleasure eating and drinking your way through Beacon, so this guide will help you know 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 a 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 9pm in our Restaurant Guide

  • Bank Square 129 Main St.
  • Chill Wine Bar 173 Main St.
  • Poppy's Burger and Fries 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 Vault 446 Main St.
  • Joe's Irish Pub 455 Main St.
  • The Hop 554 Main St. (It's a good idea to have reservations if you hope to order food.)
  • 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.

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NEAR THE TRAIN, BEFORE MAIN STREET

Dia:Beacon

Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-0100
Special for Second Saturday: Community Free Day! Every few months, Dia:Beacon flings open its beautiful doors for Hudson Valley residents, offering a day of programming for all ages, including tours, talks, workshops, and performances. Free with admission to the museum. (Don't forget: Beacon residents get in free every weekend!)

Start the day with artist-educator Hannah Verrill as she guides visitors through "Something in My Body Turning Slightly," an all-ages program where museum visitors are prompted to shift their perspective on works of art, and reflect on what might be revealed by the changes in perception. The first program is at noon, but repeats at 3.

The huge, open spaces in the former Nabisco box factory were a big part of why Dia: Beacon chose to land here. Although the artists might be better known for their land art in the great outdoors, it's possible to get a feel for landscape even inside. At 1 pm, Dia guide Beth Haber will lead visitors on the "Inside Out Tour: Geography and the Landscape of Imagination," looking at the works of Robert Irwin, Agnes Martin, Richard Serra, and Robert Smithson. 
More details at Dia:Beacon.
Hours: 11 am to 6 pm

Art in the Sanctuary

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
15 South Ave.
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday: "HomeTown Grace: Photos by Markie Baylash" takes over Art in the Sanctuary for one day only. If you spend any time on various Beacon Facebook pages, you've probably seen Markie's compelling photos of Beacon, "the people, events, and sights of my hometown, as seen through the lens and my mind - of simple grace of my hometown, Beacon, NY," as she puts it. Don't miss your chance to see the photographs in person!   
Hours: 5 pm to 7 pm

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THE WEST END
(Close to the train station)

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: Sculptor Pablo Garcia Lopez's "Silkworks" opens. The Spain native uses an unexpected medium - silk - to portray some of Catholicism's most iconic figures, exposing a harder edge to what we usually think of as a soft, fluid material.
Hours: Noon to 8 pm; reception and artist talk next Saturday (7/16), 6 pm to 8 pm

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.
Second Saturday: The intricate works of Korea-born artist Jayoung Yoon continue at Theo Ganz Studio in Yoon's solo show. "Ephemerality" blends painting, sculpture, and video in performance meditations. She learned traditional embroidery and other fiber arts from her mother and aunt; such skills are reflected now in her exquisite pieces of woven hair. (Check out the Highlands Current article about the recent artist talk.)
Hours: Noon to 5 pm

Marion Royael Gallery
159 Main St.
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday: Mr. Yard Presents the Knock Knock Underground Emoji. Gallery owners say you'll just have to stop by, if you want to learn more about the doors...
Hours: Noon to 7 pm

marion royael gallery

Hudson beach glass

Hudson Beach Glass / Fovea
162 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-0068
A glass studio 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 in the upstairs space is "Soft Targets," works by Don Mengay in ceramics, beads, and other media, including the Shot Up Vase, right, and a cuddly pink Teddy With Glock.
Hours: Opening reception, 6 pm to 9 pm

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. Works are a variety of sizes.
Second Saturday: If you haven't caught on by now, it's kind of a big deal to have artists put a unique spin on a common base. This month, Huck Gee joins Clutter Gallery to present The Blank Show! Artists have been customizing 7-inch tall versions of Gee's Skullhead Blank. Participating artists include Artmymind, Charles Rodriguez, Daniel Fleres, Doktor A, Dolly Oblong, Fakir, Frank Montano, Goreilla, J*RYU, Jenn & Tony Bot, Joe Ledbetter, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Jonathan LEgarte, Kevin Gosselin, Malo April, Otto Björnik, Quiccs, RXSeven, Squink, kaNO, Huck Gee (who will be in attendance!), Buff Monster, Luke Chueh, Jamie Lee Cortez, Sket-One, Jason Freeny, Jesse Hernandez, MAD, Rsin, Camilla d'Errico and Jazmin Carino.
Hours: Opening reception, 6 pm to 9 pm

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:  "Odyssey," a group show, celebrates RiverWinds Gallery's 13 years of sharing art with Beacon. Marlene Wiedenbaum (her "Pier View" is above, right), Kenneth Palfreyman, Basha Maryanska, Olive Farrell, and Susan Nagel are just some of the fifteen Hudson Valley painters whose work will be showcased. 
Hours: Opening reception, 5 pm to 8 pm

dream in plastic

Dream in Plastic
177 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 632-3383
Special for Second Saturday: Come to catch a glimpse of "Through Space and Time," the intergalactic visions of artist Sean Donovan. Don't quote us on this, but in the past, Dream in Plastic has been known to offer cupcakes and coffee at openings! It's nice to change it up from the wine and cheese every once in a while.
Hours: 11 am to 7 pm; opening reception 6 pm to 9 pm

beacon institute
for rivers and estuaries

Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries
199 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 838-1600
This historic brick storefront houses the Institute’s gallery, Hudson River bookstore and gift shop, and its administrative headquarters. The gallery showcases river and environmentally themed art and educational exhibits. Events feature talks by artists and regional Hudson Valley authors.
Special for Second Saturday: The historic Mount Beacon Incline Railway gets a spotlight in this exhibit, which features large-format photography, digital renderings, animations, and infographics, all exploring the Incline Railway's early origins in shaping Beacon. The exhibition delves into the initiative to bring back the Incline Railway, through the lenses of a historic narrative and an eye toward the future. 
Click here for more event details.
Hours: 11 am to 3 pm

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THE MIDDLE & "MARKET SQUARE"

The start of The Middle, aka "Market Square"

Howland public library

Howland Public Library
313 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 831-1134
Each month, the library features the work of Hudson Valley photographers and artists. (Please note, the gallery may not be accessible during some library programs.)
Special for Second Saturday: The Anderson Center for Autism is known well beyond the Hudson Valley for its creative ways to work with children and adults with autism. One of the programs at the Rhinebeck-based center is Expressive Outcomes, whose participants' work can be viewed in "Xposure: Discovering What Is Underneath." 

Also at the library on this Second Saturday, a can't-miss special event with MIss Vickie: From noon to 2, adults can learn how to make their own paper and wood parasol, perfectly painted. Register at the library's front desk!
Hours: 10 am to 4 pm (library hours); opening reception 5 pm to 7 pm

Beacon Soundworks
395 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 831-9000
Special for Second Saturday: Visit the recently opened Beacon Soundworks, near Teller Ave., the diner, and Beacon Pantry, to see the work of Scott Prater. Also known as ThroughGlassEyes, he explores landscapes both outdoors and in, often around the Hudson Valley. This Saturday, it's his birthday, so come have a drink and slice of cake to celebrate, and check out the work of some of his artist friends, including Gina Keidong, Korin Gardner, Alissa Corrado, Megan Van Aken, and Christine Drzyzgula.
Hours: Reception, 5 pm to 7 pm

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THE EAST END & BEYOND
(Closer to the mountain)

The start of the East End of Main Street - and beyond!

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:  Susan English's "Pourous Light" opens. English uses a unique process to build color and texture, pouring layer after layer of polymer onto panels to create paintings that reveal an influence of the natural environment. The panels' orientation (horizontal or vertical), finish (matte or glossy), and composition always demonstrate a relationship with the light in the space they're being viewed.
Hours: Opening reception, 6 pm to 9 pm

morphicism gallery

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

 


 

terreson beacon

TERRESON BEACON Gallery
475 Main St.
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday: Come visit the first official Second Saturday for Bedford native Jeffrey Terreson's newest gallery in the former Back Room Gallery, joining his studio in Westchester and exhibitions in Manhattan. Terreson will be hosting live music in addition to sharing wine and some tasty morsels. His paintings are in the collections of various Fortune 500 companies, as well as the United Nations. Terreson's work is inspired by 20th-century post-war masters such as Julian Schnabel, Jasper Johns, Mark Rothko and Joan Snyder. See our sneak peek article here for more pictures!
Hours: Opening reception, 5 pm to 9 pm

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.
Special for Second Saturday: In "Seeking Permanence," Connecticut photographer and filmmaker Avery Danziger explores the inside of the Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center, once a hospital in northeastern Dutchess County that closed only in 1994. His images skip the lurid aspects, and instead reflect the sense of "terrible beauty" and peace he found within decay as nature reclaimed a man-made space.
Hours: 1 pm to 5 pm

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: Bau 139! In the Main Gallery, Kirsten Lyon "On Display." In the Beacon Room, "Tracing Form" by Ian George.
Hours: Noon to 6 pm; reception from 6 pm to 9 pm

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BEACON near RT. 52
(Beacon's part of Rt. 52 that heads into and out of town)

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.
Special for Second Saturday: Juan Manuel Alvarez-Ossa - born in Colombia, raised in New York, longtime Parisian with a recent move to Switzerland - shows a unique perspective with his "Of American Perceptions: Studies," works on canvas and paper. 
Hours: Opening reception, 4 pm to 7 pm 

Beacon Music Factory
629 Route 52
Beacon, NY
(845) 765-0472
Special for Second Saturday: The Hootenanny roars on. Head just a little out of town - not even to Route 9! - for this Family Hootenanny! Kids (babies to age 10) and their caregivers are welcome to bring their own instruments for this merry-making and singalong with Beacon Music Factory's Emily Ellison. An added bonus: You get to say "hootenanny." (Go on, say it out loud. That's like music unto itself!) $5, no reservations necessary.
Hours: 10 am to 11 am

Don't forget to check out our constantly updated Pop-Up Shop Guide and the Shopping Guide as well, as you mix and match dates and events for your weekend entertainment!

Second Saturday Specials! 

  • Style Storehouse: Refreshments, music, essential oils and a merchandise blowout? This is not to be missed! Free tasty tidbits start at 6, followed by performances from Sasha Dobson, of Puss n Boots (you might have heard of one of her bandmates, Norah Jones) and Daria Grace. An in-house acupuncturist, Andrea Henkels, will be in the house with essential oils and tea. Don't get too distracted by all of this icing on the cake, though, and miss the sale of the season! Stock up on midsummer style, while tons of merchandise is 50 percent off.

     

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May's Second Saturday Guide for Beacon Art Showings



 Second Saturday Happenings on May 14, 2016!


http://beaconarts.org/donate/


The BeaconArts Official Logo
for Second Saturday.
"Second Saturday" is a lively day into night in Beacon, and is a celebration of Beacon's galleries, restaurants and other businesses arts on the second Saturday of every month. According to Dan Rigney, current 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 is a great reason to "walk" Main Street and beyond and explore the events going on around town. It's always a pleasure eating and drinking your way through Beacon, so this guide will help you know 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 a 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. A new municipal lot opened near Fishkill Creek, near the mountain.
  • 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 Spots to Eat and Drink (After 9pm)
After you walk the galleries, you'll be hungry and need (another) drink!
See our full list of restaurants who are open prior to 9pm in our Restaurant Guide

Bank Square 129 Main St.
Chill Wine Bar 173 Main St.
Poppy's Burger and Fries 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 Vault 446 Main St.
Joe's Irish Pub 455 Main St.
The Hop 554 Main St.
(reservations usually needed for food)
Roundhouse 2 East Main St.
Dogwood 47 East Main St.

There's so much going on - keep your eyes on our Things To Do In Beacon Guides for all dates!
Leave all Guides open on your phone because they include addresses and phone numbers. Tap on a phone number to call anyone.

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NEAR THE TRAIN, BEFORE MAIN STREET


Dia:Beacon
Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-0100
Special for Second Saturday: Community Free Day! Every three months, Dia:Beacon flings open its beautiful doors for Hudson Valley residents, offering a day of programming for all ages, including tours, talks, workshops, and performances. 

To kick off Dia day, there's a family-friendly program on sound, color, and environment led by an educator. The first of several half-hour "Dialogue Duets" pairs the work of artists Dan Flavin and Blinky Palermo. At 1pm, reconsider movement in and around art installations as you are guided through four artists' work. Pieces from visual artists Gerhard Richter and Fred Sandback are teamed up for the second duet. (If you were into last summer's yarnstravaganza, Sandback's work might tickle your fancy!) In the monthly Gallery Talk, learn about German Fluxus Joseph Beuys as explained by Rattanamol Johal, a curator/archivist/doctoral student. The final duet showcases perennial Dia faves Sol LeWitt and Robert Irwin. All this art thinking and walking can be taxing, so wind down with a tasting of 2-Way Brewing Co.'s brews. 
More details at Dia:Beacon.
Hours: 11 am to 6 pm





Art in the Sanctuary at St. Andrew's
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
15 South Ave.
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday: This month's Art in the Sanctuary event features "Beauty in Everything and Everyone," paintings by Maria Amor. She is the artist and director of Atelier Room 205 in the old Beacon High School, where the Atelier hosts classes, workshops, and openings.
Hours: 5 pm to 7 pm






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THE WEST END
(Close to the train station)



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: Photographs by Susan Keiser and Scott Lerman. Keiser, who has been called "a storyteller, psychic, and poet," brings her "Flooded" series to Catalyst, exploring what water can reveal over time. Water is a frequent subject for Lerman as well; his photographs in this exhibit evoke droplet-based Spirograph works or even mandalas.
Hours: 1 pm to 6 pm; reception, 6 pm to 9 pm



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.
Second Saturday: "Still Life in the Spinning World - The Force Field of Morandi" opens, with work from four artists using ceramics, wood, photography, and mixed media to challenge a 20th-century artist's expression of "still life."
Hours: Opening reception, 6 pm to 8 pm



Marion Royael Gallery
Marion Royael Gallery
159 Main St.
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday: Continuing this month is "VICTORYdotCONbackslashFUSE," described at the gallery's site as "finely executed visual perspectives..., woven together into a singularly connected Directed Migrating Installation." Painting, photography, sculpture, mixed-media, and jewelry are all represented in this show, which is set to run through July. Artists include Kathleen Erin Lee, Rick Hutchinson, Hy Suchman, Brian Edwards, Jens O Bille, Joe Zarra, Dave Dziemian, Mary Giehl, Barbara AG Riddle, Alexander Percy, Steven Paul Riddle, Ivan Suchman, and more.
Hours: Noon to 7 pm



Hudson Beach Glass
Hudson Beach Glass
162 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-0068
A glass studio 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: Hudson Beach Gallery presents Caren Benzer's "Small Wonders." Subtle texture and vibrant colors are hallmarks of her style, developed while studying graphic design and textile design in Boston and Manhattan. Benzer works in oil, acrylic, and gouache. Head to Hudson Beach Glass and check out this show, and relish every time you get to say "gouache."
Hours: Opening reception, 6 pm to 9 pm
 


"Bear in Mind" at Clutter
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. Works are a variety of sizes.
Second Saturday: The creative geniuses at Clutter have not one, but TWO shows opening this weekend! First up: "Bear in Mind" showcases nearly three dozen artists' reinterpretations of Luke Chueh's bear head. Chueh himself is set to attend, too! Take a gander at Instagram to see what the #bearinmindshow artists have been up to.
The second show opening tonight is a solo exhibition from Venezuelan Carlos Enriquez Gonzalez, "Shrunken Heads." The Venezuelan artist's work is described as surreal, yet we're pretty sure no actual shrunken heads were involved in the process. Since Gonzalez is scheduled to attend the opening, you could go and ask him yourself!
Hours: Opening reception 6 pm to 9 pm
 



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: "Spirit Dancing - The Art of Annette Jaret" incorporates photography, painting, and collage, channeling inspiration from trees as they pass through the seasons. Jaret, who designed jewelry for years, takes her work in a different direction with these meditations on trees and paper. 
Hours: Opening reception, 5 pm to 8 pm



Porkchop at Dream in Plastic
Dream in Plastic
177 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 632-3383
Special for Second Saturday: "Rise of the Mudmen," by artist Porkchop! "Butcher by day and illustrator by night, you will find him surrounded by piles of pens, sheets of paper, and inks made from juiced primordial creatures," the Facebook event description touts. There's only one way to find out more - go see for yourself what has risen from the ooze! (Don't quote us on this, but - in the past, DiP has been known to offer cupcakes and coffee at openings!)
Hours: 11 am to 7 pm; opening reception 6 pm to 9 pm



Signing at Berkshire Hathaway
Berkshire Hathaway 
179 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(646) 283-1604
Special for Second Saturday: Real estate office by day, fashion showroom by weekend! Look past the latest listings for this book signing and dress exhibit with Gretchen Hirsch, aka Gertie, creative genius and author of "Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book."
Hours: 6 pm to 9 pm
 


Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries 
Beacon Institute
199 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 838-1600
This historic brick storefront houses the Institute’s gallery, Hudson River bookstore and gift shop, and its administrative headquarters. The gallery showcases river and environmentally themed art and educational exhibits. Events feature talks by artists and regional Hudson Valley authors.
Special for Second Saturday: The historic Mount Beacon Incline Railway gets a spotlight in this exhibit, which features large-format photography, digital renderings, animations, and infographics, all exploring the Incline Railway’s early origins in shaping Beacon. The exhibition explores the initiative to bring back the Incline Railway, through the lenses of a historic narrative and an eye toward the future.
Click here for more event details.
Hours: 11 am to 3 pm




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THE MIDDLE & "MARKET SQUARE"


The start of The Middle, aka "Market Square"

Art With Miss Vickie
Rite Aid
320 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 831-5699
Special for Second Saturday: Rite Aid hosts "Make Art Out of..." with Miss Vickie! Come see Miss Vickie, who you might know from music lessons, Beacon's holiday festivities (her secret elf name is Tinsel), or maybe you've seen her around Main Street making sure it stays beautiful. See what creative treats she has in store for the kids at Rite Aid!
Hours: 3 pm to 4 pm


Beacon Soundworks
Beacon Soundworks
395 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 831-9000
Special for Second Saturday: A new venue for Second Saturday! Visit the recently opened Beacon Soundworks, near Teller Ave., the diner, and Beacon Pantry, to see the work of Scott Prater. Also known as ThroughGlassEyes, he explores landscapes both outdoors and in, often around the Hudson Valley and the broader reaches of the Northeast. His moody work is also up at The Vault, Newburgh Brewery, and Beacon Bagel.
Hours: Call for details!




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THE EAST END & BEYOND
(Close to the mountain)

The start of the East End of Main Street and beyond.

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: "Six Hits of Sunshine" is a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Gabe Brown. In these works, Brown explores facets of the natural world - leaf development, cell structure, birds, regeneration, water - and relationships with its residents, while always keeping in the foreground the wonder she experiences at this "parallel universe."
Hours: Opening reception, 6 pm to 9 pm





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

  









At Blackbird Attic
Blackbird Attic Boutique
442 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-6782
Special for Second Saturday: The earth is warming up around us and days have been stretching longer and longer... Come celebrate this exciting time of year with Jessica Nash, a Beacon resident, traveler, teacher, and mixed media artist, with her "Under the Glow: Light & Landscapes" at Blackbird Attic. Recent trips to Iceland and Germany, when sometimes just finding a bright spot of light was cause to rejoice, inspired these meditations on light and land. Nash works with oil and watercolors, but thin glazes atop the pigments lend an intriguing luminosity.
Hours: 11 am to 6 pm





Back Room Gallery in Beacon NY
Back Room Gallery


Back Room Gallery
475 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 838-1838
Find 30 artists showing here, from large paintings to small collectibles. Also find art supplies such as sketch pads and charcoal pencils. And if you're with a man who wants to skip the art but loves anything to do with the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, send him to the actual "back room" of this gallery for a viewing of a very valuable collection of War art on crepe fabric.
Special for Second Saturday: Stop in and find out!
Hours: LATE





Howland 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.
Special for Second Saturday: The Howland Cultural Center marks Asian-American History month with this group show featuring more than a dozen Asian-American artists from around the Hudson Valley. Media represented include ceramics, painting, photography, and more. Pieces from artists working in China and Korea will be displayed as well.
Hours: 1 pm to 5 pm



At BAU Gallery
BAU Gallery
506 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-7584
bau (Beacon Artist Union) is a platform for members/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: Bau 137! In the Main Gallery, Erica Leigh Caginalp, working in ceramics, and Carla Goldberg, with resins and mixed media, team up once again to present "Eventide," plumbing the depths of their work to present a complementary ocean-inspired show.
In the Beacon Room, Melissa Schlobohm's painstakingly produced woodblock prints feature larger-than-life scenes from the natural world. See birds and bones like you never have before, noticing new details by immersing yourself in the patterns.
Hours: Noon to 6 pm; reception from 6 pm to 9 pm




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BEACON near RT. 52
(Beacon's part of Rt. 52 that heads into or out of town.)


Atelier Room 205 
Studios at the Old Beacon High School
211 Fishkill Ave.
Beacon, NY
Second Saturday: Jump into the fray with "An Art War - Realist or Modernist?" when author and artist Michael Guilmet shares his thoughts on Modernism in the rear-view mirror. What more-recent names pop up that have parallels with artists working centuries ago? Guilmet will share the connections he has researched over the past five years.
Hours: 1 pm to 3:30 pm






Don't forget to check out these two other Guides as well, as you mix and match dates and events for your weekend entertainment!
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Second Saturday Specials! 

  • Style Storehouse:  6 Month Anniversary Sale - 20% off all denim, with more stock added to the 40% off Jewelry sale and the 50-75% off Sale racks.
  • The Blushery: 1 Year Anniversary Sale with Brow Bar specials, giveaways and more!
  • BAJA 328: Enjoy an $8 margarita honoring Second Saturday that features different fruits each month.
  • The Vault: They mixed a special cocktail for Second Saturday called the Rosé Cocktail. Served over ice, it’s a French rose wine with pamplemousse. Yes, please.
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April's Second Saturday Guide for Beacon Art Showings



 Second Saturday Happenings on April 9, 2016!


http://beaconarts.org/donate/


The BeaconArts Official Logo
for Second Saturday.
"Second Saturday" is a lively day into night in Beacon, and is a celebration of Beacon's galleries, restaurants and other businesses arts on the second Saturday of every month. According to Dan Rigney, current 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 is a great reason to "walk" Main Street and beyond and explore the events going on around town. It's always a pleasure eating and drinking your way through Beacon, so this guide will help you know 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 a 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. A new municipal lot opened near Fishkill Creek, near the mountain.
  • 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 Spots to Eat and Drink (After 9pm)
After you walk the galleries, you'll be hungry and need (another) drink!
See our full list of restaurants who are open prior to 9pm in our Restaurant Guide

Bank Square 129 Main St.
Chill Wine Bar 173 Main St.
Poppy's Burger and Fries 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 Vault 446 Main St.
Joe's Irish Pub 455 Main St.
The Hop 554 Main St.
(reservations usually needed for food)
Roundhouse 2 East Main St.
Dogwood 47 East Main St.

There's so much going on - keep your eyes on our Things To Do In Beacon Guides for all dates!
Leave all Guides open on your phone because they include addresses and phone numbers. Tap on a phone number to call anyone.

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NEAR THE TRAIN, BEFORE MAIN STREET


Dia:Beacon
Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-0100
Special for Second Saturday: The Robert Irwin symposium is centered around a new installation of "Excursus: Homage to the Square3." Professors, curators, artists, and historians gather to reflect on Irwin's work, which includes paintings, light installations, steel, aluminum, and scrims. Tickets to the symposium (11:30 am to 5 pm) are sold out, but Dia visitors might be able to listen in... 

Because of the symposium, the monthly Gallery Talk is pushed forward a week. Learn more about Dia:Beacon's famed "pile of glass": Robert Hobbs on Robert Smithson. Smithson is noted for large-scale land art as well as sculpture works in what he called "nonsites." Hobbs is a historian and curator who organized the first retrospective of Smithson's sculpture. Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon usually take place the second Saturday of every month at 2 pm. Focusing on the work of a single artist on view at Dia:Beacon, these one-hour walk-throughs are led by curators, art historians, and writers.  Free with admission to the museum. (Don't forget: Beacon residents get in free on weekends!)
More details at Dia:Beacon.
Hours: 11 am to 6 pm






Music in the Sanctuary at St. Andrew's
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
15 South Ave.
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday: This month's Music in the Sanctuary event, co-sponsored by the Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, will feature an organ recital by brothers Bruce and Reilly Xu. The 13-year-olds, students of Jimrae Lenser and Craig Williams (organmaster at West Point's Cadet Chapel), will perform "The Organ Book," a program featuring the works of Bach, Nevin, Sousa, and more on a two-manual Johannus Opus 20 electronic organ. A reception in St. Andrew's carriage house will follow the performance.   
Hours: 4 pm to 6 pm






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THE WEST END
(Close to the train station)



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: Carin Jean White, a visual and theater artist who also teaches at Columbia University's University Writing Program, whose past work evokes the sea and other natural landscapes. White brings her new paintings to Catalyst Gallery through April 24.
Hours: Opening reception, 6 pm



Marion Royael Gallery
Marion Royael Gallery
159 Main St.
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday: Opening this month is "VICTORYdotCONbackslashFUSE," described at the gallery's site as "finely executed visual perspectives..., woven together into a singularly connected Directed Migrating Installation." Painting, photography, sculpture, mixed-media, and jewelry are all represented in this show, which is set to run through July. Artists include Kathleen Erin Lee, Rick Hutchinson, Hy Suchman, Brian Edwards, Jens O Bille, Joe Zarra, Dave Dziemian, Mary Giehl, Barbara AG Riddle, Alexander Percy, Steven Paul Riddle, Ivan Suchman, and more.
Hours: Opening reception, 6 pm



Lynn-Marie Veverka at
Hudson Beach Gallery
Hudson Beach Glass
162 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-0068
A glass studio 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: Hudson Beach Gallery presents an artist whose vision and execution belie her youth: Lynn-Marie Veverka's show of new watercolors, "Neither Here Nor There," opens in the upstairs gallery. Veverka works in paint - both watercolors and oil - as well as glass. She's studying for an art degree (and a marketing minor; it never hurts to have the fallback) at Alfred University School of Art and Design when not making art with the school's Painting Club.
Hours: Opening reception, 6 pm to 9 pm
 


"Toys & Towers" at Clutter
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. Works are a variety of sizes.
Second Saturday: The creative geniuses at Clutter have not one, but TWO shows opening this weekend! First up is "Hit Squad," a group show through May 6th featuring Big C, EOS, Frank Montano, iRoc, JFURY, Malo April, MaloWRX, and Playful Gorilla. The artists have different styles that all fit together, in custom resin toys as well as illustrated pieces, the gallery says. In Clutter Gallery 2, check out "Toys & Towers," in which artists deliver their takes on Boundless Brooklyn's Water Tower model kits. If you saw the Dunny show at Clutter a while back, it's sort of the same idea: Artists use a common base (or style of base; sometimes the size changes) and put their own unique, whimsical, often beautiful spin on the pieces. Water Tower artists include Ian Ziobrowski, JeAA, Jenn & Tony Bot, Kevin Gosselin, Lou Pimentel, Mike Strick, Peter Kato, Scarecrowoven, Small Angry Monster, UME Toys, and Wetworks.
Hours: Opening reception 6 pm to 9 pm
 



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: "Texture + Tactile" opens, with fiber arts works by Karen Madden and sculpture by Bob Madden. Karen often uses wool, enjoying its earthy nature, while working to transcend some common ideas of fiber arts. Bob, on the other hand, surprises viewers by getting stone scupture to feel soft and complex instead of hard and cold.
Hours: Opening reception with Bob Madden, 5 pm to 8 pm (artist talk with Karen Madden, May 7 at 4 pm)



Dream in Plastic 
Dream in Plastic
177 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 632-3383
Special for Second Saturday: Once in a while, Dream in Plastic adorns the walls of their sweet retail shop with amazing artwork from their friends. Lucky us - today is one of those days! "Fleet" will include new paintings from ezerd, a robot-loving, illustrating friend of the whimsical geniuses at DiP. (Don't quote us on this, but - in the past, DiP has been known to offer cupcakes and coffee at openings!)
Hours: 11 am to 7 pm; opening reception 6 pm to 9 pm



Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries 
Beacon Institute
199 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 838-1600
This historic brick storefront houses the Institute’s gallery, Hudson River bookstore and gift shop, and its administrative headquarters. The gallery showcases river and environmentally themed art and educational exhibits. Events feature talks by artists and regional Hudson Valley authors.
Special for Second Saturday: The historic Mount Beacon Incline Railway gets a spotlight in this exhibit, which features large-format photography, digital renderings, animations, and infographics, all exploring the Incline Railway’s early origins in shaping Beacon. The exhibition explores the initiative to bring back the Incline Railway, through the lenses of a historic narrative and an eye toward the future.
Click here for more event details.
Hours: 11 am to 3 pm




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THE MIDDLE & "MARKET SQUARE"


The start of The Middle, aka "Market Square"

Howland Public Library
Howland Public Library
313 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 831-1134
Each month, the library features the work of Hudson Valley photographers and artists. (Please note, the gallery may not be accessible during some library programs.)
Special for Second Saturday: Come celebrate April as National Poetry Month! The Howland Public Library hosts the book launch for the Calling All Poets (CAPS) anthology. CAPS is in its 17th year of promoting poetry in the tri-state area, and is the longest-running poetry series between New York City and Albany. Join founder/president Jim Eve and vice president Mike Jurkovic in listening to poets read selections from the anthology. 
Hours: 2 to 3 pm



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THE EAST END & BEYOND
(Close to the mountain)

The start of the East End of Main Street and beyond.

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: August Ventimiglia returns to Matteawan Gallery. Work shown this time includes recent drawings from his collections Islands and Breath Rivers. In Islands, Ventimiglia uses string, construction chalk, the circumference of his own embrace, and gravity to show us that really, no man is an island. In the Breath Rivers series, Ventimiglia blows ink across paper, varying intensity and angle to create diverse scapes within consistent parameters.  
Hours: Opening reception, 6 pm to 9 pm





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

  









"East End of Main" at 3B Gallery
3B Gallery

458 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-6782
Special for Second Saturday: Step back in time as the Beacon Historical Society presents "East End of Main - A Journey Into the Past." Continuing through the end of April, the exhibition includes vintage photographs and ephemera from the side of Beacon that, until 1913, made up the village of Matteawan. The display highlights old-fashioned storefronts and factories, the Matteawan Railroad Station and tracks, the original Howland Library, our beloved dummy light and more.
Hours: 11 am to 6 pm







Back Room Gallery in Beacon NY
Back Room Gallery
Back Room Gallery
475 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 838-1838
Find 30 artists showing here, from large paintings to small collectibles. Also find art supplies such as sketch pads and charcoal pencils. And if you're with a man who wants to skip the art but loves anything to do with the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, send him to the actual "back room" of this gallery for a viewing of a very valuable collection of War art on crepe fabric.
Special for Second Saturday: Stop in and find out!
Hours: LATE





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.
Special for Second Saturday: The annual exhibition of the artist-members of the Howland Cultural Center will include paintings and photos from Alexis Lynch, Susanne Moss, Patricia Collins Brown, Janet Ruhe-Schoen, Rose Bambrace, and more.

Hours: Opening reception, 3 pm to 5 pm



Book launch at Pfotoshop
The PfotoShop
493 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 765-8130
Special for Second Saturday: "The Naked and The Lens" book signing and launch party with photographer (or, should we say, pfotographer?) and author Lou Benjamin. Nude fine-art photography can be uncomfortable at times for the folks on both sides of the lens. In the second edition of his book, Benjamin breaks down technology and psychology, from creative concept to publication, with the goal of keeping both sides satisfied with the artistic process. In case you need to see success to believe it (or even if you're simply interested in portrait photography), a showcase of Benjamin's work will be opening in the PfotoShop's Studio Room.
Hours: 11 am to 7 pm; opening reception 6 pm to 9 pm




At Bau Gallery
BAU Gallery
506 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-7584
bau (Beacon Artist Union) is a platform for members/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: Bau 136! In the Main Gallery, you'll find the paintings of Eva Drizhal. She attended art and design school in her native Czech Republic before coming to the United States in 1979. She uses paper, clay, and acrylic paint over plywood to emphasize the 3D nature of her botanically inspired work in "BETWEEN." (You might mistake the piece at right for a leafy portrait, as I did on first glimpse!)
In the Beacon Room, AM DeBrincat explores humanity's interconnectedness via handmade wallpaper in "Power Moves." A single expression in 25 languages, conveying "the word for the sound it makes when someone punches someone, a sound of people simultaneously physically coming together and propelling each other apart," covers the gallery walls. Don't see the word in your language? Add it in the guestbook.
Hours: Noon to 6 pm; reception from 6 pm to 9 pm




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BEACON near RT. 52
(Beacon's part of Rt. 52 that heads into or out of town.)


Atelier Room 205
Atelier Room 205 
Studios at the Old Beacon High School
211 Fishkill Ave.
Beacon, NY
Second Saturday: This Painters' Salon event takes a look at what's happening in the Cuban art scene. Cuban-American painter Enrique Flores Galbis will be showing his work and discussing what it’s like to be an artist in Cuba, and how to travel there. There is no fee, no RSVP necessary.
Hours: 1 pm to 3 pm






SPECIAL HAPPENINGS FROM FEATURED BUSINESSES:
Businesses in our “Stand Out” program of the Things To Do In Beacon Guide can list their special events for Second Saturday here. Interesting in starting a “Stand Out” package? Click here

From The Shopping Guide:
Style Storehouse, at 484 Main St., is offering a Second Saturday special that will be sure to give you the blues - in a good way! Get the deets in The Shopping Guide.



Don't forget to check out these two other Guides as well, as you mix and match dates and events for your weekend entertainment!
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March's Second Saturday Guide for Beacon Art Showings



 Second Saturday Happenings on March 12, 2016!


http://beaconarts.org/donate/


The BeaconArts Official Logo
for Second Saturday.
"Second Saturday" is a lively day into night in Beacon, and is a celebration of Beacon's galleries, restaurants and other businesses arts on the second Saturday of every month. According to Dan Rigney, current 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 is a great reason to "walk" Main Street and beyond and explore the events going on around town. It's always a pleasure eating and drinking your way through Beacon, so this guide will help you know 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 a 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. A new municipal lot opened near Fishkill Creek, near the mountain.
  • 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 9pm in our Restaurant Guide
Bank Square 129 Main St.
Chill Wine Bar 173 Main St.
Poppy's Burger and Fries 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 Vault 446 Main St.
Joe's Irish Pub 455 Main St.
The Hop 554 Main St.
(reservations usually needed for food)
Roundhouse 2 East Main St.
Dogwood 47 East Main St.

There's so much going on - keep your eyes on our Things To Do In Beacon Guides for all dates!
Leave all Guides open on your phone because they include addresses and phone numbers. Tap on a phone number to call anyone!

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NEAR THE TRAIN, BEFORE MAIN STREET


Dia:Beacon
Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-0100
Special for Second Saturday: Have you ever wondered what "radical materiality" is? Well, wonder no more. Come visit Dia:Beacon for a symposium (the first of two) on painter Robert Ryman, known particularly for his white-on-white abstract paintings.  
For the monthly Gallery Talk: Claire Gilman on Sol LeWitt. Gilman, senior curator at The Drawing Center in New York City, will discuss the works of Connecticut-born Sol LeWitt, who worked as a graphic artist during his Korean War service before finding his way to architectural drafting and, ultimately, art. Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon take place the second Saturday of every month at 2 pm. Focusing on the work of a single artist on view at Dia:Beacon, these one-hour walk-throughs are led by curators, art historians, and writers. Free with admission to the museum. (Don't forget: Beacon residents get in free on weekends!)
More details at Dia:Beacon.
Hours: 11:30 am to 4 pm






Art in the Sanctuary at St. Andrew's
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
15 South Ave.
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday: Photos in the new "Freedom!" exhibit trace one parishioner's pilgrimage through South Africa a year ago, from a monastery and school, to safari, to Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 imprisoned years). The exhibit's pieces explore the different facets of freedom in a society where so many were restrained for so long. Framed prints will be for sale; proceeds will benefit the Holy Cross School in Grahamstown. 
Hours: 4 pm to 6 pm






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THE WEST END
(Close to the train station)



Scribbleheads 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: Tom Moore's Scribbleheads take over Catalyst for the month, celebrating the gallery's third anniversary! The pop-up shop will have live drawing events, artwork, installations, merchandise, NEON!, and more. Keep your eyes peeled for additional hours through March 29. 
Hours: Opening reception, 6 pm to 9 pm



"Regeneration" at 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.
Second Saturday: "Regeneration," recent paintings by Samantha Beste, takes on New York cityscapes. Chile-born Beste splits her time between Beacon and Manhattan, and always has a camera with her to capture inspiration. The resulting paintings simultaneously celebrate and eulogize the city's constantly changing scenery.
Hours: Opening reception, 6 pm to 8 pm



Kaiju Battlers at Clutter
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. Works are a variety of sizes.
Second Saturday: The "Kaiju Battlers" exhibition showcases artists' takes on "the classic two-figure battle pack — a set of two creatures or monstrous humanoids ready to spring into combat with one another," according to the gallery. Artists work in pairs, battling each other's designs. Artists include Awesome Toy, Bwana Spoons, Cop a Squat Toys, Galaxy People, GEEK!, Kenth Toy Works, Mark Nagata, Max Nagata, Mechavirus, Mr. Krotpong, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, Plaseebo, Psycho Scimitar, Rampage Toys, Secret Demon Services, Skullmark Toys, SLAVExONE, Splurrt, TAN, and Violence Toy.
Hours: Opening reception 6 pm to 9 pm
 



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: The second annual Artist Book Show features paintings, photography, poetry, recipes, and other creative expressions, all linked by the bound format. Artists include Mariella Bisson, Virginia Donovan, Shelley Lowell, Diane-Ellen McCarron, Linda T. Hubbard, Lisa Levart, Eric Lindbloom, Rafael Quirindongo, Cali Gorevic, Annette Josephine Brocks, Lisa Caron Hickey, Galina Krasskove, Grace Palmer, and Kat Stoutenborough.
Hours: Opening reception, 5 pm to 8 pm
 


Artisan Wine Shop
180 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-6923
Special for Second Saturday: Try some new bottlings from around the world, just for fun or with an eye toward meal pairings. Several wines will be poured for tasting - and there might just be a snack, too!
Hours: 10 am to 7 pm; tasting, 3 pm to 6 pm
   


Flora
Flora Garden and Home
197 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 764-1886
Special for Second Saturday: Just in time to usher in the spring gardening season, Flora is displaying the photos of Beacon gardener extraordinaire Philomena Kiernan. Get inspired to grow your own beauty, find locally made garden gear, and maybe even take home some greenery. Who knows? It could be photos of your garden adorning walls, someday.
Hours: 11 am to 8 pm



Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries 
Beacon Institute
199 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 838-1600
This historic brick storefront houses the Institute’s gallery, Hudson River bookstore and gift shop, and its administrative headquarters. The gallery showcases river and environmentally themed art and educational exhibits. Events feature talks by artists and regional Hudson Valley authors.
Special for Second Saturday: The historic Mount Beacon Incline Railway gets a spotlight in this exhibit, which features large-format photography, digital renderings, animations, and infographics, all exploring the Incline Railway’s early origins in shaping Beacon. The exhibition explores the initiative to bring back the Incline Railway, through the lenses of a historic narrative and an eye toward the future.
Click here for more event details.
Hours: 11 am to 3 pm




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THE MIDDLE & "MARKET SQUARE"


The start of The Middle, aka "Market Square"

CoMFY 16 at Howland Public Library
Howland Public Library
313 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 831-1134
Each month, the library features the work of Hudson Valley photographers and artists. (Please note, the gallery may not be accessible during some library programs.)
Special for Second Saturday: CoMFY 16 is a group show featuring the work of more than 20 visual artists living in and around Beacon. CoMFY the group began almost five years ago when Beacon-area women rallied around an art/work/life balance conversation (as though the realms could be divided), eventually meeting weekly and organizing group shows. This exhibition includes photography, pottery, paintings, and mixed media works.
Hours: 10 am to 4 pm (library hours); reception 5 pm to 7 pm


Binnacle Books
321 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 838-6191
Special for Second Saturday: Beacon's newest used-new bookstore will screen short films. Sam Green, based in San Francisco and New York, is a documentary filmmaker whose work has been nominated for an Academy Award. Check it out - you might see one of his shorts this weekend, and when it wins big, you can say you knew about it from Beacon...
Hours: Noon to 7 pm

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THE EAST END & BEYOND
(Close to the mountain)

The start of the East End of Main Street and beyond.

"Rational Curves" 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: "Rational Curves" features the abstract work of three artists, curated by Robert Otto Epstein (who himself had a solo show at Matteawan in July 2014). Matt Phillips' paintings (right) incorporate silica mixed with pigment to lend unusual texture to the surface. Ryan DaWalt is transcending "typical" paint as well, using steel, magnets, Masonite, and linen. Sculptor Joy Curtis creates both wall-mounted works and freestanding pieces, transforming cotton, plaster, paper, mirrors, and other materials in works that evoke the corporal.
Hours: Opening reception, 6 pm to 9 pm





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

  







"East End of Main" at 3B Gallery
3B Gallery

458 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-6782
Special for Second Saturday: Step back in time as the Beacon Historical Society presents "East End of Main - A Journey Into the Past." The exhibition includes vintage photographs and ephemera from the side of Beacon that, until 1913, made up the village of Matteawan. The display highlights old-fashioned storefronts and factories, the Matteawan Railroad Station and tracks, the original Howland Library, our beloved dummy light and more.
Hours: 11 am to 6 pm; reception, 6 pm to 9 pm






Back Room Gallery in Beacon NY
Back Room Gallery
Back Room Gallery
475 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 838-1838
Find 30 artists showing here, from large paintings to small collectibles. Also find art supplies such as sketch pads and charcoal pencils. And if you're with a man who wants to skip the art but loves anything to do with the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, send him to the actual "back room" of this gallery for a viewing of a very valuable collection of War art on crepe fabric.
Special for Second Saturday: Stop in and find out!
Hours: LATE





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.
Special for Second Saturday: To commemorate and celebrate Women's History Month, the Howland Cultural Center presents more than 40 female artists from around the Hudson Valley. The mixed-media exhibition includes painting, sculpture, fabric arts, ceramics, and photography. Many of these artists live right here in Beacon; come say hi and show some neighborly love!

Hours: Opening reception, 3 pm to 5 pm



BAU Gallery
BAU Gallery
506 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-7584
bau (Beacon Artist Union) is a platform for members/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: Bau 135! In the Main Gallery, you'll find 12 Members and a Marble Machine. That's right, Beacon's very own marble-driven art-making machine, yielding a Japanese sumi-e style print. Come and make your own print!
In the Beacon Room, Catherine Latson's "Tapioca Bride" explores the language of clothing, using only repurposed organic (that is, straight out of nature) materials, including roots, leaves, petals, and shells, to craft "whimsical and improbable reinventions of the packages we put ourselves in."
Hours: Noon to 6 pm; reception from 6 pm to 9 pm




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BEACON near RT. 52
(Beacon's part of Rt. 52 that heads into or out of town.)


Atelier Room 205
Studios at the Old Beacon High School
211 Fishkill Ave.
Beacon, NY
Second Saturday: Atelier Room 205
This Painters' Salon event takes a look at what's happening in the Cuban art scene. Cuban-American painter Enrique Flores Galbis will be showing his work and discussing what it’s like to be an artist in Cuba, and how to travel there. There is no fee, no RSVP necessary.
Hours: 1 pm to 3 pm










Don't forget to check out these two other Guides as well, as you mix and match dates and events for your weekend entertainment!
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February's Second Saturday Guide For Beacon Art Showings



 Second Saturday Happenings on February 13, 2016!


The BeaconArts Logo for
Second Saturday.
"Second Saturday" is a lively day into night in Beacon, and is a celebration of Beacon's galleries, restaurants and other businesses arts on the second Saturday of every month. According to Dan Rigney, current 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 is a great reason to "walk" Main Street and beyond and explore the events going on around town. It's always a pleasure eating and drinking your way through Beacon, so this guide will help you know 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 a 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. A new municipal lot opened near Fishkill Creek, near the mountain.
  • 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 9pm in our Restaurant Guide
Bank Square 129 Main St.
Chill Wine Bar 173 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 Vault 446 Main St.
Joe's Irish Pub 455 Main St.
The Hop 554 Main St.
(reservations usually needed for food)
Roundhouse 2 East Main St.
Dogwood 47 East Main St.

There's so much going on - keep your eyes on our Things To Do In Beacon Guides for all dates!
Leave all Guides open on your phone because they include addresses and phone numbers. Tap on a phone number to call anyone!

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NEAR THE TRAIN, BEFORE MAIN STREET


Dia:Beacon
Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-0100
Special for Second Saturday: Gallery Talk: Matilda Guidelli-Guidi on Blinky Palermo. Guidelli-Guidi, a doctoral student who is also a Andrew W. Mellon Fellow with the Dia Art Foundation, will discuss the works of German artist Blinky Palermo. (Born Peter Schwarze, he borrowed "Blinky's" name in 1964 from a Mafia-linked American boxing promoter.) Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon take place the second Saturday of every month at 2 pm. Focusing on the work of a single artist on view at Dia:Beacon, these one-hour walk-throughs are led by curators, art historians, and writers. Free with admission to the museum. (Don't forget: Beacon residents get in free on weekends!)
More details at Dia:Beacon.
Hours: 11 am to 4 pm






Art in the Sanctuary at St. Andrew's
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
15 South Ave.
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday: February is Black History Month, and St. Andrew's Art in the Sanctuary program has two photo exhibits to reflect on the past and celebrate the present. A long-time parishioner from St. Andrew's shares historical, archived images, while Beacon photographer Meredith Heuer's portraits showcase today's parishioners at St. Andrew's.
Hours: 4 pm to 6 pm






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THE WEST END
(Close to the train station)



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.
Second Saturday: "Cape Dorset and Points South, Vol. 2" presents the print and various-media works, many featuring animals, of more than a dozen artists. Cape Dorset Inuit Art gallery, in Nunavut, Canada, showcases the etchings, paintings, sculpture and stone-cuts of Inuit artists; Theo Ganz Studio shares a dozen pieces in this show. The exhibition title's "Points South" refers to the Hudson Valley artists (several of whom live right here in Beacon!) who round out this display, with sculpture, painting, photography, and more.

Hours: Noon to 8 pm




"Political Theater" at
Hudson Beach Glass/Fovea
Hudson Beach Glass / Fovea
162 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-0068
A glass studio 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: Upstairs in the gallery space, witness the return of Fovea Exhibitions' photojournalism showcase. "Political Theater, photographs by Mark Peterson," examines those vying for office in this year's presidential election. This Saturday, Peterson takes a break from the campaign trail to talk about the photos.
Hours: 10 am to 9 pm; with a talk from the photographer at 6:30 pm
 


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. Works are a variety of sizes.
Second Saturday: (In)Action Figures! The fourth edition of the Magazine Gallery's annual exhibition showcases action figures and other retro-toy inspired designs. Curious to see more? Check out #inactionfigures4, then visit the gallery to see the artwork in person!
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm; opening reception 6 to 9
 



"Aqua Essence" 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: "Aqua Essence," watercolor paintings by Betsy Jacaruso. The Rhinebeck-based artist was raised in the Hudson Valley, and stayed in New York when it came time to further her formal education, studying at the legendary Pratt Institute. The Hudson Valley informs and inspires her work on a regular basis. According to Jacaruso's website, current work explores atmosphere and luminosity in landscape. "Through the aqueous process of watercolor, I endeavor to create a transcendental atmosphere, in hopes of evoking an emotion, which supersedes the visual,” says Jacaruso.
Hours: Noon to 9 pm; artist's reception 5 to 8
 


Artisan Wine Shop
180 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-6923
Special for Second Saturday: Try some new bottlings from around the world, just for fun or with an eye toward meal pairings. Several wines will be poured for tasting - and there might just be a snack, too!
Hours: 10 am to 7 pm; tasting 3 pm to 6 pm
   


Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries 
Beacon Institute
199 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 838-1600
This historic brick storefront houses the Institute’s gallery, Hudson River bookstore and gift shop, and its administrative headquarters. The gallery showcases river and environmentally themed art and educational exhibits. Events feature talks by artists and regional Hudson Valley authors.
Special for Second Saturday: The historic Mount Beacon Incline Railway gets a spotlight in this exhibit, which features large-format photography, digital renderings, animations, and infographics, all exploring the Incline Railway’s early origins in shaping Beacon. The exhibition explores the initiative to bring back the Incline Railway, through the lenses of a historic narrative and an eye toward the future.
Click here for more event details.
Hours: 11 am to 3 pm




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THE MIDDLE & "MARKET SQUARE"


The start of The Middle, aka "Market Square"

"Conflicts/Resolutions"
at the Howland Public Library
Howland Public Library
313 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 831-1134
Each month, the library features the work of Hudson Valley photographers and artists. (Please note, the gallery may not be accessible during some library programs.)
Special for Second Saturday: Photographers and poets join forces in "Conflicts/Resolutions: Poetry Meets Photography," a group exhibition of the Beacon Photography Group. Participants were asked to to submit either poetry or photography (or both) that related in some way to the theme of conflict and resolution. The show, on view in the Community Room Exhibit Space, includes work from 16 photographers and/or poets, including organizers Jon Slackman and Samantha Palmieri.
Hours: 10 am to 4 pm (library hours); reception 5 pm to 7 pm


Beth Weintraub at Beacon Pantry
Beacon Pantry
382 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-8923
Special for Second Saturday: You know Beacon Pantry as the spot to pick up the fanciest butter, a bistro-inspired sandwich, or the exact right amount of capers (because, let's face it, who ever uses an entire jar in one go?), but did you know the shop hosts art, too? True story! Beth Weintraub may have fixed you a fine cup of tea at the Pantry. Witness another side of her talents this weekend: Her colorful etchings will adorn the walls of Beacon Pantry. Get $1 off beer and wine during the artist reception!
Hours: Reception 6 pm to 9 pm

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THE EAST END & BEYOND
(Close to the mountain)

The start of the East End of Main Street and beyond.

Marieken Cochius 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: Marieken Cochius' work, separated into three bodies: a large drawing made with water-based mediums, pastel, charcoal, and pencil on paper; the Cloud series of drawings with graphite and pastel (some of the finest lines in this piece are made with feathers rather than traditional implements); and the most recent work, ink and shellac drawings. Stay tuned for a talk with the artist on February 27 at 3 pm. 
Hours: 6 pm to 9 pm





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

  







"East End of Main" at 3B Gallery
3B Gallery

458 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-6782
Special for Second Saturday: Step back in time as the Beacon Historical Society presents "East End of Main - A Journey Into the Past." The exhibition includes vintage photographs and ephemera from the side of Beacon that, until 1913, made up the village of Matteawan. The display highlights old-fashioned storefronts and factories, the Matteawan Railroad Station and tracks, the original Howland Library, our beloved dummy light and more.
Hours: 11 am to 6 pm; opening reception 6 pm to 9 pm

 



Back Room Gallery in Beacon NY
Back Room Gallery
Back Room Gallery
475 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 838-1838
Find 30 artists showing here, from large paintings to small collectibles. Also find art supplies such as sketch pads and charcoal pencils. And if you're with a man who wants to skip the art but loves anything to do with the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, send him to the actual "back room" of this gallery for a viewing of a very valuable collection of War art on crepe fabric.
Special for Second Saturday: Stop in and find out!
Hours: LATE





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.
Special for Second Saturday: To commemorate and celebrate Black History Month, the Howland Cultural Center presents its 21st annual African-American History Month show, shining a spotlight on African-American artists from around the Hudson Valley. The exhibition includes works by Yvette Bird, Josephine Green, Kyra Sukenya Husbands, Robert Lewis, Richard Outlaw, Symantha Outlaw, Michael White, Donald Whitely, Jacob Williams, Merv Willis, and John Wynn. (After checking out the show, come back for the Valentine's-themed dance at the Howland! More info in our special V-Day post here.)

Hours: 1 pm to 5 pm



Michael X. Rose at BAU
BAU Gallery
506 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-7584
bau (Beacon Artist Union) is a platform for members/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: In the Main Gallery, Michael X. Rose's latest oil paintings, grappling with mortality and nature and their relationship to man's place in the world.
In the Beacon Room, the larger-than-life works of Richard Deon, paintings, banners, prints, and sculptures that leave clues about far-fetched stories, and illustrate a kind of social surrealism.
Hours: Noon to 6 pm; reception from 6 pm to 9 pm





Don't forget to check out these two other Guides as well, as you mix and match dates and events for your weekend entertainment!
/www.alittlebeaconblog.com//p/pop-up-shop-guide-to-beacon-ny.html
/www.alittlebeaconblog.com//p/beacon-shopping-guide.html

January's Second Saturday Guide for Beacon Art Showings



 Second Saturday Happenings on January 9, 2016!


The BeaconArts Logo for
Second Saturday.
"Second Saturday" is a lively day into night in Beacon, and is a celebration of Beacon's galleries, restaurants and other businesses arts on the second Saturday of every month. According to Dan Rigney, current 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 is a great reason to "walk" Main Street and beyond and explore the events going on around town. It's always a pleasure eating and drinking your way through Beacon, so this guide will help you know 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 a 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. A new municipal lot opened near Fishkill Creek, near the mountain.
  • 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 9pm in our Restaurant Guide
Bank Square 129 Main St.
Chill Wine Bar 173 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 Vault 446 Main St.
Joe's Irish Pub 455 Main St.
The Hop 554 Main St.
(reservations usually needed for food)
Roundhouse 2 East Main St.
Dogwood 47 East Main St.

There's so much going on - keep your eyes on our Things To Do In Beacon Guides for all dates!
Leave all Guides open on your phone because they include addresses and phone numbers. Tap on a phone number to call anyone!

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NEAR THE TRAIN, BEFORE MAIN STREET


Dia:Beacon
Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-0100
Special for Second Saturday:  Community Free Day! Residents of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties receive free admission to the museum (with proof of residence). Activities take place all day: "Experiments in Looking" (11:30 am) is a family-friendly trip through the works of Dan Flavin, Blinky Palermo (an instant kid favorite based on name alone!), and Robert Irwin, led by artist educator Alisa Besher; "Experience and Perception in Painting" (1 pm) examines the medium's possibilities via works by three artists, guided by Dia's Ellen Siebers; "Dia Teens: Open Lab" (1 pm) encourages adolescents to discuss and debate the work of an artist (Robert Ryman); John Chamberlain's metal sculpture is the focus of curator Alex Klein's walk-through Gallery Talk (2 pm); Beer Tasting (3 pm) with Beacon's own 2 Way Brewing Company.
Don't forget: Beacon residents get in free on weekends!
More details at Dia:Beacon.
Hours: 11 am to 4 pm






Music in the Sanctuary at St. Andrew's
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
15 South Ave.
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday: It might be chilly outside, but St. Andrew's Music in the Sanctuary is sure to warm your soul. "Jazz to Chase the Blues Away" is a program of classics from the American songbook and beyond, performed by Dead End Beverly (aka Angela Devine and Daniel Rayner).
Hours: 4 pm to 6 pm






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THE WEST END
(Close to the train station)



Small Works Show at Catalyst Gallery
Catalyst Gallery 
137 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 204-3844
An artist-run rental space in Beacon. 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: Last chance! The Small Works Show has been extended through this weekend. It showcases 150 works - paintings, drawings, photography, prints, mixed media and sculpture - by more than 70 artists, and everything is for sale.
Hours: Noon to 8 pm; closing reception 5 to 8 pm




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.
Second Saturday: "Small Things, Tall Things, Red Things, Dead Things," botanical photographs by Lori Adams. Her family's long history with photography impelled Adams (based in East Fishkill) to turn her passion for plants into prints. The details she captures can be seen with the naked eye, but Adams' use of macro photography really brings the precise nature of her specimens to the fore.
Hours: Noon to 5 pm




"Political Theatre" at
Hudson Beach Glass/Fovea
Hudson Beach Glass / Fovea
162 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-0068
A glass studio 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: Upstairs in the gallery space, witness the return of Fovea Exhibitions' photojournalism showcase. "Political Theatre, photographs by Mark Peterson," examines those vying for office in this year's presidential election.
Hours: 10 am to 9 pm; opening reception 5 to 9, with a talk from the photographer at 6:30
 


Dunny customized by
Artmymind at Clutter
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. Works are a variety of sizes.
Second Saturday: After the smashing success of last year's Dunny show, Clutter (joining forces with KidRobot) welcomes back artists for more custom fun! The list of participating artists includes: Abell Octovan, Andrea Kang, Artmymind, Brent Nolasco, Charles Rodriguez, Chris Ryniak, Dolly Oblong, fplus, Amanda Louise Spayd, Gary Ham, Gianluca Traina, Ian Ziobrowski/Nugglife, Jenn & Tony Bot, kaNO, Mab Graves, Quiccs, RxSeven, Seymour, Sket One & Jamie Lee Cortez, and Yu Maeda. Artists will be using the hashtag #DTADunnyShow as they post images of their works-in-progress leading up the show, so keep your eyes peeled for the latest - then come see the figures in person!
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm; opening reception 6 to 9
 



iEurope at RiverWinds
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: "iEurope: Strange Beauties" is a collection of photos from Galina Krasskova and Mary Ann Glass, who toured Baroque churches in Poland, Czech Republic, and Cologne, Germany, after their residency in Poland last summer. 
Hours: Noon to 9 pm; artists' reception 5 to 8
 


Artisan Wine Shop
180 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-6923
Special for Second Saturday: Try some new bottlings from around the world, just for fun or with an eye toward meal pairings. Several wines will be poured for tasting - and there might just be a snack, too!
Hours: 10 am to 7 pm; tasting 3 pm to 6 pm
   


Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries 
Beacon Institute
199 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 838-1600
This historic brick storefront houses the Institute’s gallery, Hudson River bookstore and gift shop, and its administrative headquarters. The gallery showcases river and environmentally themed art and educational exhibits. Events feature talks by artists and regional Hudson Valley authors.
Special for Second Saturday: The historic Mount Beacon Incline Railway gets a spotlight in this exhibit, which features large-format photography, digital renderings, animations, and infographics, all exploring the Incline Railway’s early origins in shaping Beacon. The exhibition explores the initiative to bring back the Incline Railway, through the lenses of a historic narrative and an eye toward the future.
Click here for more event details.
Hours: 11 am to 3 pm




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THE MIDDLE & "MARKET SQUARE"


The start of The Middle, aka "Market Square"
Quinn's
330 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 831-1134
Special for Second Saturday: Beacon's favorite diner-turned-jazz/ramen/cocktail lounge plays host to MOVE IT baby MOVE IT! This special daytime family dance party will have food and drink specials as well as DJs, dancing, and face-painting! All proceeds will go toward hiring art, movement, and music teachers at Castle Point Early Childhood Learning Center (aka CPECLC). More information on the Facebook event page. 
Hours: 2 pm to 5 pm

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THE EAST END & BEYOND
(Close to the mountain)

The start of the East End of Main Street and beyond.

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: Traditionally, the "Gallery" part of Matteawan Gallery closes for most of January, and one artist takes over on an installation basis for the month. This year, Beacon resident Jean-Marc Superville Sovak presents "I Draw & You Talk," an oral history project that combines portrait drawing with discussions of local issues and current events. He is particularly interested in working with people who don't think of themselves as the "type" to visit an art gallery. In addition to the drawing/talking, Superville Sovak will post a poll outside Matteawan, inviting passersby to weigh in, whether they decide to set foot in the gallery or not.
Hours: Noon to 5 pm






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

  








Back Room Gallery in Beacon NY
Back Room Gallery
Back Room Gallery
475 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 838-1838
Find 30 artists showing here, from large paintings to small collectibles. Also find art supplies such as sketch pads and charcoal pencils. And if you're with a man who wants to skip the art but loves anything to do with the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, send him to the actual "back room" of this gallery for a viewing of a very valuable collection of War art on crepe fabric.
Special for Second Saturday: Stop in and find out!
Hours: LATE





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
Special for Second Saturday: "Some Favorites," a group exhibition featuring the work of 14 photographers, including Mark Baylash, Alissa Corrado, Russell Cusick, Joan D'Emic, Christine Jacques, Dale Leifeste, Raphael Lopez, Susanne Moss, Jean Noack, Melissa Robin, Linda Schiller, Donald Whitely, Michael Wilmot, and John Wynn.
Hours: 1 pm to 5 pm



At BAU Gallery
BAU Gallery
506 Main St.
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-7584
bau (Beacon Artist Union) is a platform for members/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: In the Main Gallery, 12 members of BAU present colorful works. Artists include: Gary Jacketti, Joan Phares, Carla Goldberg, Russell Ritell, Herman Roggeman, Julie Jacobs, Tom Holmes, David Link, Grey Zeien, Melissa Robin, Eva Drizhal, Erica Caginalp, and Kirsten Lyons. In the Beacon Room, Dan McCormack presents "The Nude at Home," an extension of pinhole photography-based work he began in 1998.

Hours: Noon to 6 pm; reception from 6 pm to 9 pm





Don't forget to check out these two other Guides as well, as you mix and match dates and events for your weekend entertainment!
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