09/07/23 3:43pm

Press Release:

City of Newburgh, NY. Newburgh celebrates the Arts! Over one hundred artists will participate in the

Thirteenth Annual Newburgh Open Studios organized by Gerardo Castro and Michael Gabor, co-
owners of Newburgh Art Supply taking place on Saturday and Sunday, September 30th and October 1st, 2023 from Noon – 6pm each day. It is a Free self-guided tour. Maps will be available at Newburgh
Art Supply, 5 Grand Street, both days of the tour, starting at 10am. Newburgh Art Supply will be the central location for tour information and extra studio tour maps. This tour will introduce visitors to Newburgh’s dynamic arts community with the opening of artists’ work studios, alternative gallery spaces, outdoor public art, and pop-up shows.

Newburgh Open Studios features a diverse selection of styles and artistic disciplines, from avantgarde video, photography, sculpture, performance art, printmaking, and traditional oil painting. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to meet and talk with emerging and established artists and craftspeople in spaces rarely open to the public. Much of the self-guided tour is ‘walkable’ and includes The Bank Arts (former Karpeles Museum) Regal Bag, Atlas, The Foundry, Dikenga Art Gallery, Ann Street Studios, Holden Arts, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh Mercantile, Ted Cycle, Glenlily, Ann Street Gallery, ADS Warehouse, Grit Works, Elijah Wheat Showroom, The Newburgh Pottery, Palate Wines & Spirits, Murmuration, Above & Beyond Creatives, Chapman Steamer Arts, Calvary Church, Artist-In-Vacancy, Sigunik Studios, Crawford House, Safe Harbors Green: Black Renaissance Festival / Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, as well as live/work studios in the Historic District.

The 9th annual Glenlily Grounds, organized by Lacey Fekishazy, returns as part of Newburgh Open Studios: 32 artists participate in an exhibition of outdoor site-specific art and sculpture spread out on the 11-acre Glenlily estate, located at 532 Grand Avenue, Balmville. Grand opening of The Bank Arts (former Karpeles Museum) 94 Broadway – Newburgh’s newest art space centering large-scale and public art will be part of this year’s tour. For the grand opening, Savaggi Art large scale sculptures and GERBOMATIC – Steve Gerberich’s interactive and kinetic sculpture will share the opulent space of The Bank Arts. Inaugural opening celebration with music and drinks, SAT 6pm-9pm.

This year, visitors will experience a timely art installation at ADS Warehouse, 105 Ann Street. Scorched Earth is a thought-provoking installation reproducing the aftermath of a destructive wildfire and stands as artists Amy Bandolik and Thomas Bregman first large-scale artistic collaboration. Visitors will view and advance through a grid of blackened trees, charred earth, ash and debris within the confines of a seemingly lifeless forest. And as they process its sights, scents and sounds – art adventurers will be enveloped by the magnitude of a mega-fire.

Participating Artists: A Gentleman’s Curiosity, Alaina Enslen, Alexis Lamb, Alison McNulty, Alona Weiss, Amy Bandolik & Tom Bregman, Amy Frances Fraher, Andre Junget, Andy Wilhelm, Angela Conant, Anne Johann, Assaf Leib, Barbara Smith Gioia, Barbara Valentino, Beatrix J. Piesh, Beka Goedde, Caitlin McCormack, Carla Aurich, Carlos Lantis, Cindy Gould, Cynthia Karalla, Daniel Georges, David Fekishazy, Dikenga Art Gallery, Elisa Lendvay, Elisa Soliven, Ellen Sigunik, Emil Alzamora, Eric Diehl, Erica Hauser, Erika Norton, Gabriel Hurier, Gerardo Castro, Glenn McGinnis, Greg Slick, Ian McMahon, Inflection Point Company, Jackie Skrzynski, Jamie Chesser, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak, Jeremy Milton, Jim Megargee, Jim Savage, Jo Ann Johnson, John Grande, Joseph Sundwall, Joshua Jow, Judy Thomas, Kaila Williams, Karni Dorell, Kat Ryals, Kate Harding & Charlie Hurier, Kent Peterson, Kevin Kearns, Kristen Mills, Leo Martinez, Les Baum, Leslie Roeder, Lori Grinker, Lori Sanford-Ross, M.S. Eberhart, Mark Sengbusch, Mary Kate Maher, Matt Kinney, Matthew Gilbert, Matthew Mahler, Megan Galante, Michael Zelehoski, Michelle Corporan, Murmuration, Nadéne Grey, Naoki Onodera, Naomi Berkery, Newburgh Pottery, Noémie Jennifer Bonnet, Oliver Spearman, Page Ogden, Paulien Lethen, Puzzle Peace Arts, Rachel Berg, Rachel Williams , Red Goose Studio, Ricardo Woo, Richard Bruce, Rob Urie, Ryan Roa, Sandy Brandman, Sarah Heinemann, Savaggi Art, Shani Richards, Sharon Strauss, Sheldon Stowe, Steve Gerberich, Steven Velebir, Susan Cardona, Tedd Cycle, Terrain Biennial Newburgh, The Third Rooom, Theresa Gooby, Theresa Landi Daniel, TiiM Projects (Aya Uekawa and Joseph Ayers, Luna Ayers-Uekawa), Will Hutnick.

To view participating artists’ artwork and more info visit www.NewburghOpenStudios.org

11/22/21 4:20pm

You are cordially invited to the THIRD annual shopping crawl in the City of Newburgh! 

Spend the day strolling between shops and restaurants all while enjoying the unique experience the city has to offer. Purchase one-of-a-kind gifts while enjoying sales, specials, and a chance to win various raffle prizes!

Due to Covid-19 the event took a break in 2020. For this year, 2021, we are so pleased to announce that 40 businesses will be participating in Shop Small Saturday, four of which opened this year alone! Many of these locations were once closed to the public for decades. Now they will be opened for all to enjoy and gather in celebrating new beginnings in Newburgh. 

This is an opportunity to support local businesses, coming together to strengthen our community and shopping districts. 

What: Shop Small Weekend
Where: Downtown City of Newburgh. Register at Grit Works, 115 Broadway
When: November 27 and 28, 2021, 11am-5pm

Small Business Passports:

  1. Register and sign up for your Shop Small Passport in Grit Works, 115 Broadway, starting at 11am.
  2. Get your passport stamped at every business* you visit. For every 5 stamps you earn you will receive one raffle ticket. Look for the white and blue balloons. *Restaurants require purchase. 
  3. Bring your stamped passport back to Grits Works or Newburgh Mercantile prior to 7pm for your chance to win a raffle prize basket.

Participants Include:  

2 Alices Coffee Lounge, APG Pilates, Attallah Drip, Blacc Vanilla, Blanca’s Tailoring, Craft Draft, ColorCube, Cream, DMU Music, Estilo Muñeca, Field Trip, Casa De Fxdes, Gnostic, Grit Works, Krispy Kuts, Hale’s Hardware, Hendley & Co, Hudson Valley Beauty Lab & Medi Spa, Hudson Valley House Parts, Kabil & Noil, Krispy Kuts, Liberty & Beauty, Liberty Street Bistro, M. Lewis Boutique, Mama Roux, Ms. Fairfax, Newburgh Art Supply, Newburgh Brewing Company, Newburgh Flour Shop, Newburgh Mercantile, Newburgher HQ, Next Wave Food Truck, North Plank Road Tavern, Seoul Kitchen, Shapiro’s Furniture Barn, Society of Lash, Spirits Lab Distilling Co, Terrace Tavern, Toasted, Wherehouse Restaurant, Yoga with Bibi and more! 

Please distribute widely. We can’t wait to see you there! 

Check out the turn out from 2019 and 2018.

05/20/20 9:48am

April 30th 2020, This IS Newburgh from Ruedi Hofmann on Vimeo.

Sadly, Ruedi Hofmann, Ann Stratton, and their family is leaving Newburgh. They have done some amazing projects while they were here, one of my favorites being Pivotal Newburgh. Their neighbors are going to miss them too. On April 30th they got a text from their neighbor. This video shows what followed.

In Ruedi’s words, “What else is so amazing to see in the video, in this little group there is such tremendous diversity of age, religion, race, gender identity. Amazing and wonderful. God, we will forever miss what we have found in Newburgh.”

Photo by Newburgh photographer Walt.

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02/24/20 11:30am

Photo by Newburgh photographer TeeJay Melvin.

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