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Catskill Mountains Outdoor Art Tour – 2018
September 29 - October 8
Enjoy a driving tour of Catskills outdoor art exhibits during leaf peeper season! Catskill Mountainkeeper has compiled a list of easy to get to sites that are open to viewing by the public. All are free with the exception of Opus 40, an exceptional work of environmental sculpture created over a 37 year period by Harvey Fite.
Pratt Rock Trail and Park (next to 14366 Route 23, Prattsville 12468): Carved cliff-side sculptures of Civil war characters and landscape panoramic views, like those painted by Hudson River School painters. Open daily, free to the public. https://www.greatnortherncatskills.com/outdoors/pratt-rock-new-yorks-mount-rushmore
Opus 40 (50 Fite Road, Saugerties 12477): Magnificent bluestone environmental walk-through sculpture. Thursday-Sunday, $10 Adults, $7 Seniors and Students, $3 School-aged children; under 6, free with adult. www.opus40.org
Byrdcliffe Walking Tour (380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock 12498): Historic buildings and grounds of the 100+ year-old Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Free, self-guided tours daily. Also, see the free Guided Walking Tour, Oct. 4th, 1 pm listed separately on the Lark in the Park calendar. www.woodstockguild.org
Glenford Rocks (2462 Route 28, Glenford 12433): Outdoor art space displaying functional Art/furniture made from local bluestone; also sculptural shade systems. Open daily, free to the public. www.glenfordrocks.com
Fabulous Furniture (3930 Route 28, Boiceville 12412). Auto art, unique handmade furniture and other incredible creations by Steve Heller. Outdoor works visible from the road daily at no charge; store Wed-Sun 10 am-5 pm. www.fabulousfurnitureon28.com
Emile Brunel Sculpture Garden and Studio (DeSilva Road at Route 28, Boiceville 12412): Historic sculpture garden, buildings, and totem poles. Open daily, free to the public. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emile_Brunel_Studio_and_Sculpture_Garden
Outdoor Sculpture Park at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (Route 28, Mount Tremper 12457): Large pieces, visible from the grounds and trails at no charge daily. http://catskillinterpretivecenter.org/cic-visit-the-cic
49A Art Park (Route 49A, Highmount 12441): A rotating, privately-curated invitational exhibition, visible at no charge from 49A’s road frontage, above the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, in front of the historic landmark Galli-Curci mansion.