Self-guided tour of artists’ studios and galleries
Newburgh celebrates the arts with 60 artists participating in Newburgh Open Studios 2015, the fifth annual studio tour, on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. It is a free self-guided tour. Maps will be available at Newburgh Art Supply, 5 Grand St. in Newburgh, starting at 10 a.m. both days.
Visitors will have the opportunity to meet and talk with artists and craftspeople in spaces rarely open to the public. Much of the self-guided tour is walkable and includes Atlas Industries, the Foundry, Ann Street Studios, Newburgh Mercantile, Thornwillow Institute, Yellowbird Gallery, Space Create, GlenLily Manor, as well as home studios in the historic district.
Part of the Newburgh Open Studios will also be GlenLily Grounds 2015, organized by Lacey Fekishazy: 14 artists participate in an exhibition of outdoor site-specific art and sculpture on the GlenLily Manor estate, over 11 acres of field, hill, and wood. GlenLily Manor, 532 Grand Ave., is in the hamlet of Balmville on the west bank of the Hudson River.
A special launch event takes place Friday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Thornwillow Institute, 7 S. Lander St. in Newburgh. Artist Ruedi Hofmann will present Pivotal, Faces of Change: Newburgh, a photography exhibit of large-scale black-and-white still and motion portraits of people in Newburgh whose contributions are helping to rebuild the city. Pivotal will be on display through Oct. 25 and during Newburgh Open Studios.
For participating artists images and info, visit newburghopenstudios.org.
Photos courtesy of Newburgh Art Supply