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DVAA Joins Upstate Art Weekend: Expands the Art Map West across Sullivan County

DVAA Joins Upstate Art Weekend:

Expands the Art Map West across Sullivan County   
 
WHAT:

Upstate Art Weekend  


WHEN:

July 18th – July 21st 

DVAA Special Events:  
Thursday, July 18th, 5-8 PM 
Saturday, July 20th, 1-3 PM 

WHERE:

DVAA, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg 

And throughout Sullivan Catskills & Hudson Valley 
 
NOTES:

Free and open to the public (except otherwise noted) 

See specific venues for details.  
 
The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) is thrilled to announce its participation in the 2024 Upstate Art Weekend, Thursday, July 18th through Sunday, July 21st. The weekend kicks off Thursday, July 18th 5-8 PM with a Catskills Pride Artist Mixer with Danielle Klebes in Krause Hall and DVAA’s balcony with Catskill Provisions serving craft cocktails. On Saturday, July 20th, 1-3 PM, DVAA hosts Coffee and Conversation with Glenn Lieberman where he will discuss the rise and fall of the Borscht Belt resorts. 
 
This is the first year that DVAA will be included in Upstate Art Weekend’s programs and marks an exciting expansion of the map to the edge of New York State along the Delaware River. Including the artistic community of Narrowsburg and the Upper Delaware River Valley represents a natural progression for Upstate Art Weekend, celebrating the dynamic arts scene beyond NYC.  
 
"Upstate Art Weekend offers a unique opportunity to put a spotlight on and celebrate the incredible artists, arts organizations, and projects taking place in our area.” 
-Ariel Shanberg, DVAA Executive Director   

Upstate Art Weekend, founded by Helen Toomer in 2020, is an annual event designed to connect the public with contemporary art and artists across Upstate New York. Historically centered around the Hudson Valley, the event includes open studios, art exhibitions, and special events, offering visitors a chance to explore the rich and diverse cultural landscape outside of New York City.  
 
In addition to the Hudson River corridor, which includes formidable institutions like Storm King and Dia Beacon, DVAA aims to help stake out new corridors along the Delaware River and across the Sullivan Catskills. By connecting Sullivan County artists and organizations with the broader Upstate Art Weekend network, we can show the artistic diversity of the region and encourage visitors to explore our area's creative scene. Local artists are encouraged to start planning for next year's event and be on the lookout for DVAA announcements on how to submit their projects for inclusion in the 2025 program. 
  
Join us in celebrating the arts in Sullivan County and beyond! For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit upstateartweekend.org.  
 
Sullivan County Participants in Upstate Art Weekend:   
 
NARROWSBURG:   
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA)   
37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY   
Free and Open to the Public. Thursday - Sunday, 11 AM to 4 PM. Website: delawarevalleyartsalliance.org  

On View:  
Danielle Klebes – Home Life  
Large-scale, colorful paintings of queer domesticity.  

Glenn Lieberman – Repossession: The Catskills  
Exquisitely detailed photographs of abandoned Borscht Belt resorts   

Special Events:  
Thursday, July 18th, 5-8 PM:   
Catskills Pride Artist Mixer with Danielle Klebes. Socializing in Krause Hall and an artist talk in the galleries—local cocktails by Catskill Provisions.   

Saturday, July 20th, 1-3 PM:   
The Rise and Fall of the Borscht Belt Resorts – Coffee & Conversation with Glenn Lieberman.  
 
 
MONTICELLO:   
Assembly NY   
397 Broadway, Monticello, NY   
Free and open to the public. Reservations required. 10 AM - 5 PM Website: assemblyny.org  
 
On View:  
Assembly 3  Works by Davide Balliano, Johnny Abrahams, Alma Allen, Bernar Venet, and Bosco Sodi.  
 
 
HURLEYVILLE:   
Borscht Belt Historical Marker Project *  
Website: maytheborschtbewithyou.org  
 
Special Event:  
Sunday, July 21, 1 PM - 5 PM: 
 A HAPPENING: Literary and Arts Expo Celebrating the Catskills' Famed Borscht Belt Era.  
1 PM: Historic Marker Dedication at Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre (HPAC), 219 Main Street Hurleyville, NY   
1:30 - 5 PM: Small business stroll, Author Row (at Morgan Outdoors), and Catskilland: Billboards of the Borscht Belt slideshow.  
3 PM: Solomon Diaries at HPAC (ticketed event, $20).  
 
 
LIVINGSTON MANOR:   
Catskill Art Space (CAS)   
48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY   
Friday & Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 11 AM - 3 PM   
Website: catskillartspace.org  
 
On View:  
Mary Lucier - Video Art and Photography  
 
Special Events:  
Saturday, July 20, 11 AM - 5 PM:  Douglas Shindler Studio Opening.*   
Sunday, July 21, 1 - 2 PM:  Conversation with Noah Kalina.  
 
ROSCOE:   
Birdroom Open Studio:   
Lauren Daccache & Rebecca Reeve   
1004 Cooks Falls Rd, Roscoe, NY  
Thursday – Sunday, 12 PM – 5 PM Website: birdroom.org 

 *These projects are funded in part through Arts for Sullivan, a part of NYSCA’s Statewide Community Regrant Program and administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.  

ABOUT DVAA 
DVAA serves as a home in the Upper Delaware Valley and Sullivan Catskills Region, giving artists platforms to share their voices in our galleries, on our stages, and at our festivals, including Riverfest in July and the Big Eddy Film Festival held every September. DVAA funds Sullivan County creatives and cultural organizations through our role as the county's Arts Council. 
 
SUPPORT 
DVAA's programs are made possible thanks in part to the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency with support from the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; the Nancy Stevenson Memorial Fund; our Business Sponsors; DVAA members; and individuals like you. 
 
CONTACT:  
Kacy Colson, Communications Director 
communications@delawarevalleyartsalliance.org 
(845) 252-7576 

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