It’s that time of year again! One of the best weekends to visit the City of Newburgh to experience the palpable energy that is simmering. No car? No problem! Hudson River Maritime Museum’s 44’ 25 passenger solar-powered boat ‘Solaris’ will be carrying passengers between Beacon and Newburgh for Newburgh Open Studios. The boat will run both Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 from 10am-5pm, departing the dock by Washington St in Newburgh on the hour and the Beacon Institute dock (floating dock just south of the sloop club / MTA dock) in Beacon on the half-hour. $2/ride, cash only.
City of Newburgh, NY. Newburgh celebrates the Arts! Over 100 artists will participate in the Ninth Annual Newburgh Open Studios taking place on Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and 29th, 2019 from Noon – 6pm each day. It is a Free self-guided tour. Maps will be available at Newburgh Art Supply, 5 Grand Street, Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and 29th starting at 10am. Newburgh Art Supply will be the central location for tour information and extra studio tour maps.
Organized by Gerardo Castro and Michael Gabor, co-owners of Newburgh Art Supply, this year’s Newburgh Open Studios has over one hundred participating artists! This tour will introduce visitors to Newburgh’s burgeoning arts community with the opening of artists’ work studios, alternative gallery spaces, sculpture installations and pop-up shows. Some studios will have demonstrations and performances.
Newburgh Open Studios features a diverse selection of styles and artistic disciplines, from avant-garde video and photography, sculpture to bookbinding, 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 Atlas, Newburgh Community Photo Project, The Foundry, The Newburgh Pottery, Ann Street Studios, Holland Tunnel Art Newburgh, Space on Liberty, Newburgh Sculpture Project, Regal Bag Studios, Newburgh Free Library, The Carriage House, Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz, The Wherehouse, Grit Works, Newburgh Community Land Bank as well as live/work studios in the Historic District.
Terrain Biennial Newburgh Open Call Calling artists and residents
“The Terrain Biennial is an international exhibition of site-specific art made for front yards, porches, entryways, and windows. By re-purposing private spaces for public viewing, the exhibit encourages dialogue between neighbors, offers discovery and new perspectives, and increases access and visibility to art. The biennial is self-organized and based on collaboration.
Terrain Biennial Newburgh is an outpost of the 2019 exhibition, opening during Newburgh OPEN Studios. The exhibition’s theme is to take stock of the landscape by looking at the terrain we occupy, the built environment, and the topology of our moment. Artists and hosts should reflect upon the ways our environment changes us and how we change it. The exhibit runs September 28th through November 17th.
The Newburgh Pottery had a grand opening party Saturday, after a full day of Newburgh Open Studios. Not only is it amazing we have our very own pottery studio in Newburgh, but the location is very significant. Located inside Atlas Industries, this was once a closed off scary building. The Spring Street side sees plenty of love as the main entrance to other studios. Now the studios on South William Street are really making a difference for people who choose to walk or park here.
Good things are happening on South William and more to come! Head to the Newburgh Pottery if you are a seasoned potter or just want to learn a new craft.
It’s September again, and that means Newburgh’s annual Open Studios is back! If you have ever thought about visiting Newburgh and didn’t know where to start, this is the weekend to visit. Not only will you gain inside access to spaces rarely open to the public, but you will also be to talk to people who really live and work in the city.
Open Studios is also a Newburgh Last Saturday’s event. The Newburgh Restoration event calendar is jam-packed for this weekend! Hop in the car, hop on the train, whatever you have to do – just be here!
As always a special thanks to Newburgh Art Supply for making this event happen!
Newburgh Community Land Bank is pleased to continue for their second year of Artist-In-Vacancy and announce their 2018 Artists:
“NCLB’s Artist in Vacancy is a creative initiative to make use of select properties in our core neighborhood to offer as sites for creative work that will engage the community and promote arts & cultural production in the City of Newburgh. Through AIV we look to address vacancy & abandonment in Newburgh by re-imagining vacant sites as places for community engagement, artistic production, aesthetic & cultural research, and renewed inhabitation. We will be announcing artists exhibitions, workshops, and event openings throughout the summer, culminating in Newburgh Open Studios on September 29-30th.
Change is in the air for Chambers Street. The Holland Tunnel Art Gallery opened its doors May 25th to a packed open house. Some commented they couldn’t believe it was the same Chambers Street, and others remembered a time when the building housed illegal activities. It couldn’t be further from its former life with all the families and children in attendance. The owner, Paulien Lethen, says the space will be a venue for exhibitions, performances, concerts and movie screenings. Just an example of the potential of Newburgh’s stock.