HILLSDALE — The 6th Annual Hillsdale NY ArtsWalk will be held on Saturday August 10th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Town center. Local and regional artists and artisans will be exhibiting indoors and outside under tents. This free, family friendly event will have a rain date of August 11.
Guests will enjoy a variety of art, spanning oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor painting, ceramics and pottery, woodcraft, traditional and avant-garde photography, custom jewelry, found object art, mixed media, fabric art, and metalwork.
The artists and artisans will be found in numerous locations. A printed map guide will be available at two “Information Booths” as well as many of the storefronts in the Hamlet. The indoor exhibits include art gallery, LABspace, and several shops where art is featured year-round: Trudy’s Beauty Shop, Passiflora, O’s Hillsdale Diner, and Village Scoop. In addition, you will find pop-up galleries at Hillsdale Fine Wines & Liquors, Tiny Hearts Florist, Mirror Mirror Clothing, Hillsdale House, andCrossRoads Food Shop. Two of Hillsdale’s newest businesses will also be hosting art: Rookie Bakery on Anthony Street, and Foxy & Winston located in the Hillsdale General Store complex.
Outdoors, individual tents will be placed in three locations within walking distance of each other: the Village Square and the first block of Anthony Street (both closed to vehicular traffic), and at C. Herrington Home + Design on the corner of Rt 22/23.
Live music will be performed on Anthony Street. The exciting lineup is the Fallon-Miscusi Duo (originals); Jaane Doe (Country); Marilyn & Betsi (folk with guitar and ukulele); Howard Lieberman (composer integrating jazz, blues, rock and NeuBop); Christina Dellea (60’s-80’s pop favorites); Abby Lappen (acoustic folk influenced by jazz, rock, and blues). New this year, there will also be an “open mic” at C. Herrington Home + Design. Participants can sign up onsite with Rachel Cole for a 15 minute slot by calling 518-821-5486.
Food and beverages will be in ample supply for the ArtsWalk. Hillsdale’s regular eateries will be open for business -- CrossRoads Food Shop, O’s Hillsdale Country Diner, Hillsdale House, Village Scoop Artisanal Ice Cream & Alcohol-Free Bar, Four Brothers Pizza. In addition, from 12-4 at C. Herrington Home + Design, Hillsdale Fire Company #1 will feature hamburgers and hot dogs, and Stewarts will serve ice cream cones out of an old-fashioned cart.
August 10th is an action-filled day for Hillsdale. Not only will the ArtsWalk provide culture and entertainment, the day kicks off with the weekly Copake Hillsdale Farmer’s Market off of Route 22 at the Roe Jan Park. One of the ArtsWalk artists, Mark Dixon, will have a piece of work on display at the farmers market.
The Hillsdale Artist Showcase is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that provides a showcase for local artists and artisans to share their work with a large and diverse audience especially at the Hillsdale ArtsWalk. Hillsdale’s galleries and artists are an integral part of this effort, providing direction during planning. Their mission is to foster an atmosphere in Hillsdale that is supportive of all art forms, and that brings greater awareness of the cultural richness that is found in our region.
A dedicated committee of volunteers are bringing ArtsWalk to life: Lynne Chmurzynski, Trudy Crimi, Christina Dellea, Rene Gibson, Laura Griffin, Jeff Paige, Judi Sledz, Howard Lieberman and Rachel Cole. If you are interested in volunteering for an hour or more at the event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.