One of the best weekends to visit the City of Newburgh is upon us. Going 7 years strong, Newburgh Open Studios introduces visitors to Newburgh’s burgeoning arts community with the opening of artists’ work studios, alternative gallery spaces, sculpture installations, performance art and pop-up shows. Much of the self-guided tour is ‘walkable’.
Photo of the week by Brian Wolfe. “The turnout was fabulous for the Orange Alert III exhibition! Jackie Skrzynski estimates around 150 people attended, traveling from as far away as New York City and New Jersey. If you missed the opening, you can text 845-304-3142 before July 22 to set up an appointment to see the show. Thanks to the artists, Orange County Tourism and everyone else who made this exhibition a success!”
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Another Orange Alert is being exhibited in Newburgh by Jackie Skrzynski. This time it will be in a completely new venue, 10 Carpenter Avenue. (Image above by Bill Kooistra)
Where: 10 Carpenter Avenue Newburgh NY 12550 When: Opening Sunday, July 9th from 1-4pm.
It’s a pop-up, so it’s all about the opening.
For more information contact Jackie Skrzynski at jskrzyns[at]gmail.com or www.thepop-upgallery.blogspot.com
A message from Jackie:
“The original idea of P.U.G. Projects’ Orange Alert was to create a venue to exhibit abstract and conceptual works made by local artists who were well known outside of Orange County, but had rarely exhibited close to home. Now twelve years later, we can see a wide variety of artwork at newly established venues, including pop-up galleries and performance spaces. My motivation this time has shifted to promote cross-pollination. I want to bring together artists from across the county, young and old, newbies and long-time residents, to meet each other and share their work with the larger community.
I truly enjoyed thinking and writing about the powerful work in this exhibition. Each artist demonstrates a profound commitment to their practice. I am especially grateful to the owner of 10 Carpenter Street, Madeline Trezza, who has been so helpful with each step of the installation. This amazing space is for rent, so spread the word!“
Street life on Liberty Street is about to get livelier, thanks to a new film series coming to the lawn at Washington’s Headquarters this summer. The Liberty Street Film Series will be held last Saturdays in Newburgh from June till September. This event is FREE and open to all ages. The first film to kick off the series will be Back to the Future, starting at 8:30 pm.
Washington’s Headquarters is located at 84 Liberty Street, between Washington Street and Lafayette Street. Additional dates for this summer’s first run are:
Saturday, July 29
Saturday, August 26
Saturday, September 30
Sponsorship makes these kinds of events possible! Parties interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Michael Kelly at Michael@amkrg.com. For further press inquiries, please contact Alex Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Newburgh Illuminated Festival will be this Saturday, June 3, noon – 10pm. If you are looking for the chance to visit and discover Newburgh, this is an excellent opportunity to see how the community is able to transform itself. There will be vendors, artists, and plenty of food. Make sure to go to the Newburgh Illuminated Festival website to see all that will be happening.
Click here to see photos from 2015, 2014, 2013. It gets better every year!
Last Saturdays is a monthly celebration of the arts, culture, and community in historic downtown Newburgh on the last Saturday of every month.
This Saturday will be a documentary photography, audio, and text exhibit that explores egalitarian tribe social structures called Hadza: The Roots of Equality at Atlas Studios. Hosts, Katrin Redfern and Andrew Stern, will also feature their work. Opening reception will be March 25th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Wine and refreshments will be served.
For a full list of events happening this Saturday, see the events calendar.