Visit art studios and venues noon to 5 on June 6 and 7
The 18th Annual Peekskill Open Studios weekend takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, from noon to 5 p.m. each day, rain or shine, with a kickoff party at Paramount Hudson Valley on Friday, June 5, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The event allows visitors to meet artists in their studios and is free to the public. Over 20 artist’s studios, 21 different art venues and three Peekskill Arts Alliance member exhibits will be open.
Peekskill’s art scene is walkable, but the GoPeekskill van can take visitors outside of the downtown area, stopping at the Peekskill train station, the Gazebo at Central and N. Division Streets, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art at 1701 Main St., and the Peekskill Clay Studios at the Hat Factory at 1000 N. Division St.
The Peekskill Arts Alliance will present three members shows: Off the Beaten Track, featuring artists whose studios are outside of the downtown area, at Westchester Community College’s Center for Digital Arts Gallery, with an artist’s reception Thursday, June 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at 27 N. Division St.; Sneak Peek Showcase, showing representative work from each artist opening their doors Open Studios weekend, at the Paramount Hudson Valley mezzanine gallery with accompanying map showing you where to find them in town; and the Truck Stop Gallery, with artists exhibiting their work inside portable trucks, right on Central Avenue, just down from the gazebo.
On Saturday, after the Farmers Market (from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Open Studios, the Downtown Peekskill Summer Music Series will hold a block party, with al fresco dining and live outdoor music. On Sunday, the Paramount Hudson Valley presents an encore performance of The Wizard of Oz, with two shows at 2 and 6 p.m., followed by the continuation of the Summer Music Series block party.
Selected restaurants are also offering a 10 percent discount during the weekend.
For more information, visit peekskillartists.org/open_studios.