Review: Beacon Open Studios 2017

As many of you know, I have a soft spot for Beacon, NY, nestled away along the Hudson River about an hour and a half from the city. In May, I went up for the “Beacon Open Studios” event which promised an insiders look into artists’ studios throughout the town.

While we did see a few actual studios, the day was more a chance for local artists to showcase their work and connect with the public. Overall it was well put together with signage, a booklet and promotion. I was exposed to some new locations and got to see some hidden spots of the town and also visit some stores!

Paintings for sale in a beautiful loft apartment.
More paintings.
Can we just move here?

We also visited some new shops on Main Street in an old factory. Beacon has seen lots of changes in the past decade and it’s nice to see some entrepreneurs having a physical location.

Natural soaps at SallyeAnder.
Wares for sale at King + Curated.
Actual artist studios

I didn’t buy anything myself, as the walls in my apartment are purposefully sparse, but it was nice to have an insider’s look at spaces that usually aren’t open to the public, and to have an excuse to walk around Main Street.

5 thoughts on “Review: Beacon Open Studios 2017

  1. Great photos! I love Beacon too. Open Studios is a great way to get to know the artists and the city of Beacon.

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