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!
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.
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.