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Spend Upstate Art Weekend in Dutchess County

Date Published: May 3, 2023


Ready to spend a weekend discovering immersive arts experiences? Plan your trip to Dutchess County during Upstate Art Weekend (July 21-24), an annual celebration featuring over 130 destinations and artists from across the Hudson Valley. 

Explore the dozens of unique galleries, installations and museums in Dutchess. Of course, the county’s central location makes it the perfect home base for jaunts in the Catskills and along the Hudson. World-famous destinations like Storm King Art Center and Opus 40 are just a short drive away. For a preview of the event in the New York Times, click here.

Dia Beacon
Dia Beacon

Speaking of world-famous art centers, don’t miss the special exhibits at Dia Beacon. This modern art museum—built in a former Nabisco box printing factory—features multi-media installations ranging from the bright neon lights of Dan Flavin to the striking sculptures of Louise Bourgeois.

The Wassaic Project debuts one-of-a-kind displays inside a 1940s mill, while T Space in Rhinebeck showcases paintings, poetry, architecture and more, just to name a few of the destinations participating. Plus, engage with artists in their creative spaces during open studio hours, 12-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Sculpture of dogs dressed like humans at a dinner table
Wassaic Project

For a full list of Dutchess County art centers to visit during this self-directed three-day event, keep on reading.

Analog Diary, Beacon

Art Sales and Research, Clinton Corners

Available Items, Tivoli

CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson

Fisher Center at Bard College exterior
Fisher Center at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson

BAU Gallery, Beacon

Beacon Open Studios, Beacon

ChaNorth, Pine Plains

Chambers Fine Art, Salt Point

Dia Beacon, Beacon

Ethan Cohen at the Kube Art Center, Beacon

Foxtrot Farm & Flowers, Stanfordville

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Poughkeepsie
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie


Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie

Fridman Gallery, Beacon

Garage Gallery, Beacon

Geary, Millerton

Guertin's Graphics, Red Hook

Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson

Howland Cultural Center, Beacon

Millbrook Arts & Open Studios, Millbrook

Minerva Projects, Pine Plains

Mother Gallery, Beacon

Open door into small modern art gallery
'T' Space, Rhinebeck

The Re Institute, Millerton

'T' Space, Rhinebeck 

The Trolley Barn Gallery, Poughkeepsie

Wassaic Project, Wassaic

WomensWork.Art, Poughkeepsie

Related: Arts and Culture Experiences in Dutchess County 


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