Paint the Hudson

Sloop fundraiser will feature art by those attending

On Saturday, Nov. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Beacon Sloop Club will sponsor Little Boxes, an art event to raise funds to restore the ferry sloop Woody Guthrie. Tickets are $25 and include a 3”x 3” canvas on which visitors can share their impressions of the Hudson River.

The finished canvases, which should be returned to the club by Saturday, Nov. 20, will be displayed during the event at the Red Barn River Center at Long Dock Road. The most spectacular, creative and funniest creations, as selected by partygoers, will each receive a $50 prize. The event will also include a silent auction for each canvas, with the artist setting a minimum bid and the Woody Guthrie Restoration Project receiving half the proceeds.

woody guthrie sloop

The sloop Woody Guthrie (photo provided)

The Woody Guthrie was commissioned by Pete Seeger in 1978 as part of his dream to preserve, protect and restore the Hudson by making the river accessible to anyone who wants to sail. The Woody has taken thousands of people for free sails over its nearly 40 years on the river.

To take part, purchase a ticket at littleboxes.bpt.me and bring the receipt to RiverWinds Gallery, 172 Main St., to receive a canvas. The gallery is open noon to 6 p.m. daily except Tuesday. Additional canvases are $5 each. Tickets to the reception only are $15. For more information, call 845-527-8671.


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