7th Annual Newburgh Open Studios

Posted in Creative Class | Last Updated April 6, 2020

On Saturday and Sunday, September 30th & October 1, 2017 Noon – 6:00pm, Newburgh will embark on its seventh Open Studios tours.


Established galleries will be open, businesses involved in the arts will host pop up galleries, and buildings neither gallery nor arts oriented, will provide space to artists for the hanging and display of art.




Artwork by Nelson Rikis

This arts gumbo is cleverly staged in such a way as to allow visitors to walk Newburgh, especially in the historic district, to get a true feel for this re-emerging city.

Over 80 artists are scheduled to participate.

The, free self-guided tour usually dovetails with glorious, fall weather and offers a chance to enjoy a genuine Hudson River Valley city, as it opens its welcoming arms to visitors.

Maps will be available at Newburgh Art Supply, 5 Grand Street, Saturday and Sunday, September 30th and October 1st, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Newburgh Art Supply acts as the central location for tour information and extra studio tour maps.

This annual event originated with and has been organized by Gerardo Castro and Michael Gabor, co-owners of Newburgh Art Supply.

Artwork by Crystal Wagner

According to Newburgh Art Supply’s press release:

“The tour introduces visitors to Newburgh’s burgeoning arts community with the opening of artists’ work studios, alternative gallery spaces, sculpture installations and pop-up shows.

Newburgh Open Studios features a diverse selection of styles and artistic disciplines, from avant-garde video and sculpture to bookbinding, performance art, and traditional oil painting.

Visitors will have the unique opportunity to meet and talk with emerging and established artists and craftspeople in spaces rarely open to the public.

Much of the self-guided tour is ‘walkable’ and includes Atlas Studios, The Newburgh Community Photo Project, The Foundry, YouThere, Ann Street Studios, Newburgh Mercantile, Cream, Regal Bag, ColorCube, Newburgh Dream Center, Stacie R. Laskin Realty, Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz and Anusha Mehar Studio, as well as live/work studios in the Historic District.

Part of the Newburgh Open Studios will also be the 4th Annual GlenLily Grounds 2017, organized by Lacey Fekishazy: 30 plus artists participate in an exhibition of outdoor site-specific art and sculpture, part of Newburgh Open Studios 2017 days and times of tour and will be spread out on the 11 acre GlenLily estate, located at 532 Grand Avenue, Balmville.”

Artwork by Gerardo Castro of Newburgh Art Supply

Artwork by Gerardo Castro

The press release also notes that there is a special event, which helps kick off the weekend: Hidden Landscapes, Inner Worlds: a collaborative and improvisational interpretation of the ways we encounter and interact with urban environments featuring local artists, Neil Alexander, Cody Rounds, Ophra Wolf. Together thru dance, music, video and projection, the artists will explore the ways we experience the city around us. Saturday, September 30th Reception 8pm Performance Outside 9pm at Newburgh Mercantile 75 Broadway.

Lastly, the press release notes:

“To view participating artists’ artwork and more info visit www.NewburghOpenStudios.org.

For more details, call Gerardo Castro or Michael Gabor – Newburgh Art Supply at 845-561-5552 or e-mail: NewburghOpenStudios2017@gmail.com.

Newburgh Open Studios is a Hudson River Valley Ramble and Newburgh Last Saturdays event.”