Area attractions unite historic buildings and classic rural life with quirky cultural happenings and establishments that reflect the passions and personalities of their proprietors. Come to the Great Western Catskills to experience a classical concert in a barn; explore old cemeteries and historic school houses; or indulge in jazz at a historic church along a dirt back road. The list goes on with Civil War reenactments, vintage baseball games, arts workshops and programs, book readings with local authors, staged train robberies and gallery openings. You won’t soon forget these authentic Catskills experiences.
If you're a history buff, visit Power of History for historic sites and activities!
76 MAIN! is located in the heart of downtown Stamford and is made up of two separate venues – the Coffee House and the Carriage House. The Coffee House, our store-front venue, is home to our monthly events, such as the Open Mic Night and Writers’ Evening. The Coffee House has a small-club feel and intimate setting which boasts a small stage and can accommodate up to 50 audience members. Just up the driveway from the Coffee House is the Carriage House. This newly renovated building is home to our 99-seat performance theater as well as a sizable dance studio.
Word and Image Gallery, at Bright Hill is a gallery dedicated to the integration of language and visual art. We host the Speaking the Words Festivals and Tours featuring more than 400 writers and offer writing and the visual arts to more than 600 children and 300 adults in its popular Word Thursdays Literary Workshops for Kids and Adults. Visit us on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday mornings and other event times.
Newly open store featuring the works of local Catskill artisans, fiber artists, and wood workers. Open Thursday to Monday 10:30am - 4:30pm.
The Mt. Utsayantha Regional Arts League features local artists exploring the beauty of the Catskills. House in the historic Frank W. Cyr Educational Center. Gallery space at the Cyr Center on West Main Street. Open Monday through Friday. Also a new gallery at our new office space at 74 Main - called Mural on Main.
The Roxbury Arts Group provides a wide variety of arts, entertainment and education at three separate venues, located in Roxbury, Stamford and the Denver Vega Valley. We offer live entertainment, concerts, dance, theatre, fine arts exhibitions, workshops, and arts programming for children and youth. We also rent our facilities for parties and conferences.
Bright Hill Center is located at 94 Church Street, a block north of Barlow's General Store and includes the Bright Hill Free Library & Internet Wing and the Education Wing, in which adult and children's literary and visual arts workshops are regularly conducted.