Cold Spring Arts Open Studios Returns

Kick-off party at Sept. 27

Cold Spring Arts Open Studios is back for its third year and has inspired more than 20 artists to join in CSA’s Open Studios event. This free weekend event has been created by artists for art lovers and collectors to expand awareness of the vibrant artistic community thriving in the inspiring Hudson Valley towns of Cold Spring and Garrison.

"Bombs Away" by Jane Soodalter

“Bombs Away” by Jane Soodalter

Visitors will have access to private studios in relaxed and informal settings, witnessing the creative process first-hand. Fused glass artist and founder of Cold Spring Arts and ArtFull Living, Barbara Galazzo, understands this: “By going into a studio, viewers get to see what goes on behind closed doors … how the artist’s creativity stirs them into action … and the processes involved in getting to the finished product.”

The open studio format invites meaningful dialogue between artist and viewer. Whether a collector or an art lover, this is a unique opportunity to discover new talent at the source and purchase works directly from the artist’s inventory.

On the tour are two other exciting art events including “PHOTOcentric,” an internationally juried photography exhibition presented by Garrison Art Center; and Collaborative Concepts at Saunders Farm, a sculpture exhibition and its mid-run reception, both in Garrison.

The preview exhibition, featuring one work from each artist (see, will open at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at Philipstown.Info, 69 Main St., Cold Spring. Representing a diverse range of styles and media, this collection will give visitors the opportunity to choreograph their weekend tour so that they can identify and then visit with the artists that interest them in the studios where their work is created.

Maps posted on will highlight open studios locations and will be available in Philipstown. Contact [email protected] or call 845-265-3618. The schedule follows:

Sept. 27 – 6 p.m., Kick-off Party at
Sept. 28 – noon to 6 p.m., Artists Open Studios
Sept. 28 – noon to 2 p.m., Collaborative Concepts at Saunders Farm Mid-Run Reception, Dance Entropy, Blue Horse Repertory, Career Bridges Opera
Sept. 29 – noon to 6 p.m., Artists Open Studios
Sept. 29 – PHOTOcentric Exhibition at Garrison Art Center

Click here for a video preview of the Cold Spring Arts Open Studios Tour.

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