Saturday June 1st & Sunday June 2nd 2019 – 12:00 to 5:00pm
22nd Annual Open Studios – Peekskill Artists Alliance (PAA)
N. Division Street and Central Avenue Gazebo
Don’t miss Peekskill’s Arts Alliance’s 22nd Open Studios on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd. The City of Peekskill is the place to enjoy all things art-related as artists open their studios, contribute their work to group exhibitions, and participate in pop-up shows throughout the city. This will be a rain or shine event for people of all ages.
Throughout downtown Peekskill, visitors can stroll the streets and see the new Art Lofts on Main Street and those on South and Central Avenue. There will be an exhibition at Westchester Community College’s Peekskill Extension for artists without downtown studios. WCC is located at 27 N. Division Street. The popular Truck Stop Gallery returns on Saturday June 1st only, located on Central Avenue. The Artisans Boutique is also back at Antonia Arts’ Studio 4 at 925 South Street, and an exhibition will take place at the Hudson Valley Chamber of Commerce on N. Division Street. Visit clay artists at the Peekskill Clay Studios in the Hat Factory further out of town, also on N. Division Street. For a scenic view, be sure to visit the Sculpture Trail at the Peekskill Riverfront Park. There will be art galleries and pop-up venues throughout the friendly city. Come for lunch and stay for dinner at our many fine restaurants. Refresh with a snack and a cup of your favorite hot or cold beverages at one of our many coffeehouses.
Be sure to stop in and see two of our newest venues. The new Art Lofts on Main Street will host an exhibition of some of its many artists who recently moved into Peekskill and the Peekskill Presbyterian Church will be exhibiting six up-and-coming artists in their Connection Room. A Fish Fry with music at the Church on Saturday will be open to all visitors.
At this event, art lovers, collectors, and members of the public are welcomed into the private working spaces of the diverse members of the Peekskill arts community. See works-in-progress and talk to individual artists about their creative inspirations and methods. Artwork will be available for sale.
Visit the Peekskill Library’s Field Gallery in downtown and The Hudson Valley MOCA (HVMOCA) up from the downtown area. HVMOCA will be offering free admission for the entire weekend. There will be a gathering of artists Saturday night during the opening reception of Del Kathryn Barton’s exhibition. All visitors are invited to attend. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Open Studios visitors can pick up a complimentary catalog containing information on participating artists and a map highlighting the elements of Open Studios at the Gazebo on N. Division Street and Central Ave. Online versions of the catalog and map will also be available on our website so you can easily travel throughout Peekskill using your smartphone.
About Peekskill Arts Alliance
The mission of the Peekskill Arts Alliance is to promote and serve the vibrant and diverse arts community in Peekskill and the Hudson Valley. The PAA presents arts events; fosters collaboration among artists, businesses, regional partners, and the public; engages new audiences; identifies sources of funding; and raises public awareness, appreciation, and recognition of the value of arts in the community. The PAA is a 501(c)(3) arts and education organization.