Local Arts and Culture

Art Omi
http://www.artomi.org/
392-4568
Omi is a not-for-profit residency program for international visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers as well as the site for The Fields Sculpture Park, a year round public exhibition space for contemporary sculpture. Omi is situated on 300 acres of rolling farmland with spectacular views of the Catskills and the river valley.

Columbia County Historical Society and Museum
http://www.cchsny.org/
The Columbia County Historical Society is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history and culture of Columbia County, New York.

Hudson Opera House
http://hudsonoperahouse.org/
822-1438
The Hudson Opera House offers a year-round schedule of arts and cultural programming in the 1855 former Hudson City Hall which contains New York State’s oldest surviving theater. The Hudson Opera House provides free or low-cost cultural offerings every week of the year. Ongoing programs include concerts, readings, lectures, exhibitions, theatre and dance presentations, after-school programs, workshops, classes, and community arts events like the annual Winter Walk on Warren Street.

Mac-Haydn Theatre
http://www.machaydntheatre.org/
392-9292
Since 1969, The Mac-Haydn Theatre has been bringing musicals to life in a unique, intimate, charming 350-seat theatre-in-the-round, where every seat is less than 30 feet from the stage.

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
http://www.nps.gov/mava/index.htm
The history associated with Martin Van Buren and the culture of ante bellum America are deep, rich veins for discovering much about the country. Likewise, his farm Lindenwald provides a microcosm for us to learn about the transformations taking place in America during the 1840’s and 1850’s.

Olana: Frederic Church’s Estate and Museum
http://www.olana.org/
828-0135
Olana was the last and perhaps greatest masterpiece created by Hudson River School artist Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900). Church designed the landscape and his Persian style home on and around the same hilltop where, as an eighteen year old student, he sketched spectacular views of the Catskills and the river alongside his mentor Thomas Cole. A designated National Historic Landmark,Olana State Historic Site opened to the public in 1967. The house, its contents, and the landscape still look very much as they did in Church’s day.

PS21
http://www.ps21chatham.org/
392-6121
The PS/21 is a state-of-the-art performance venue set in the rural beauty of the Town of Chatham. PS/21 hosts both world-class music and dance performers and local professional, amateur, and student artists, providing an opportunity for the community to have increased access to the arts.

Shaker Museum and Library
http://www.shakermuseumandlibrary.org/
The mission of the Shaker Museum and Library is to utilize its unparalleled collection to educate people about the history, values, and craftsmanship of the United Society of Believers within the wider context of American history.

Time and Space Limted
http://timeandspace.org/events.php
822-8100
Whether offering people their first experience with live theater or opera, providing workshops and special enrichment projects for young people that include theater, art, movie-making, circus performance and gardening, or initiating discussions of local and global political issues, TSL is always looking to set off the spark that benefits and alters individual lives.

Walking the Dog Theater
http://www.wtdtheater.org/
392-3399
Walking the Dog Theater exists for the purpose of creating theater events that inspire, entertain, and build community. Vital aspects of this purpose include: engaging children, youth, and adults in their own creative potential, stimulating artistic life in underserved areas, supporting the work and growth of professional artists, and staging William Shakespeare’s plays.

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