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ArtsWalk celebrates it’s 20TH ANNIVERSARY!
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for All the ArtsWalk information and Event Schedules.

ArtsWalk is the Hudson Valley region’s largest arts festival, celebrating the Hudson Valley’s most spirited and creative artists. Activities will highlight the arts in all their forms! CCCA’s series of visual and performing arts programs and events showcasing area artists, is taking place October 5 – October 19, 2014 throughout the City of Hudson...and beyond! This year’s ArtsWalk kicks off on October 5th with Windows on Warren. For two weeks, through October 19th, over 100 CCCA member-artist’s works will be on display in the many beautiful storefront windows of Hudson’s galleries, shops and restaurants... grab a map and see which window your favorite artist is in!

You can see all your favorite artists in one place at our Member’s Show where CCCA member’s art will be on display at the amazing Pocketbook Factory in Hudson from October 11 – 19. On Saturday, October 11 from 6–8 PM, join us for the Member’s Reception where you can meet the artists, enjoy entertainment by local performers and see some of the artwork of the region’s most talented artists. The show features more than 250 works of art by CCCA members. Join us for small plates, celebratory beverages and entertainment as we celebrate the work of our talented members.

Join us at the CCCA Gallery at 209 Warren Street for our annual fundraiser, the “Small Gems Show” featuring the small original artworks of CCCA member artists. Each original work of art is generously donated by the artists and sold for $50 with the proceeds benefiting CCCA’s community-based programs. At the same time, view the exhibition featuring area artist’s visions of ‘Columbia County in all Seasons’, curated by distinguished artist, HM Saffer.

On October 16 – 18, come watch thirty of the nation’s top plein-air (outdoor) artists paint the awe-inspiring views of Olana! Artists will be painting on-site Thursday through Saturday and visitors are invited to walk the grounds, speak with the artists and watch them as they create ‘Landscapes within the Landscape’. On Saturday, October 18th, there will be a show of the artists’ works followed by a cocktail reception and live auction of their masterpieces at the Olana Wagon House Education Center. The event is open to the public.

ArtsWalk Literary features events throughout the weekend. The Hudson Opera House will be host on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 11 & 12), from noon-5 PM, when twelve diverse and talented poets and authors, representing a variety of genres, will share selections from their impressive work.

Events continue throughout the week when Hudson plays host to dance, music, literary readings and also family-oriented activities at ArtsWalk Kids. On Saturday, October 11, 10 AM–4 PM, join us in Hudson’s Seventh Street Park as the CCCA ‘sets up its tents’ for the Artist Marketplace. Artists will show and sell fine art, photography, sculpture, jewelry, crafts and more...with children’s activities, music and special performances throughout the day!

The Performance Art Festival takes the stage at the Hudson Opera House on Sunday, October 19th with readings of plays from this year’s Student Playwriting Contest winners...area students who have submitted their one-act plays and will have them read by actors in front of a live audience. There will also be special performances, musical entertainment and special guests. The festival at the Opera House on Sunday, October 19th begins at 1:00 PM. Please join us immediately afterwards for a special ArtsWalk Closing Reception at the Opera House.

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Discounts for the Creative Arts Community!

at these fine retailers, restaurants
and service establishments and receive
10-20% DISCOUNTS on your purchases.

Arlene’s Artist Materials
Bodhi Holistic Spa
Ca’Mea Restaurant
Carousel Antique Center
Carrie Haddad Gallery
Casa Urbana Apothecary Salon
Chatham Bookstore
DA|BA Restaurant
Davis Orton Gallery
Deborah Davis Fine Art
FACE Stockholm
Hudson Supermarket
J. Damiani Gallery
Jonathan’s Computers
Kinderhook Wine & Spirits
lili and loo
The Lux Farm: Web Design & Photography
Masterpiece Gifts & Framing
Mexican Radio
Millay Colony for the Arts
Ornamentum Gallery
Park Row Gallery Inc.
Red Dot Restaurant
Rhinebeck Eye Care
Spotty Dog Books & Ale
Steiner Sports
The Sycamore Garden Center and Nursery
Tom Swope Gallery
VICO Restaurant

Thank You


New York State Council on the Arts
Columbia County Board of Supervisors
The Bob and Marilyn Laurie Foundation
Hudson Development Corporation
Sharp Electronics
Rheinstrom Hill Foundation

CCCA Fundraising 2011 An inspiring letter from CCCA Board President Jan Grice reminds us of the value of the arts—visual, performing, and cultural—for bringing people together, opening eyes to new perspectives, and celebrating diversity.
Help Secure the Future of the Arts in Columbia County→

Special Thanks to all CCCA Donors for supporting Literary, Performance, and Visual Arts in Columbia County!

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Join the growing list of donors and help support the thriving arts community in Columbia County.

Columbia County Council on the Arts
Call for Entries:

Exhibition Dates:
Nov. 22, 2014 – Jan. 10, 2015
CCCA Gallery
209 Warren Street
Hudson, NY

Opening Reception:
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
CCCA Gallery
209 Warren Street
Hudson, NY

Registration Deadline:
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 by midnight

We encourage CCCA members to display their creativity and skill working on a small scale in all mediums, from jewelry, sculpture and oils. This show features works that are a maximum size of 15″x15″. Work may be either 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional but not to exceed 15″ in any dimension including the frame. Frames must be in good condition and wired for hanging. (No saw-tooth hangers will be accepted). All works must not to be priced higher than $250.00 and CCCA retains a 30% commission on all sales. All entries must have a fixed label to the back of the piece with the artist name, title, medium and price. Limit of two entries per artist and with limited gallery space acceptance to the show will be limited to the first 50 entries. Please contact the CCCA by email: or phone: 518-671-6213 with your interest in participating before bringing in your work so we can let you know whether the 50-artist limit has been met.

Drop Off Dates:
Wed., Thurs., Fri., Nov. 12, 13, 14, 11:00 am –3:00 pm
Sat., Nov.15, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This show will be ‘Cash and Carry’. When one of your pieces is sold, you may bring in another small work to replace, and re-sell!

Artwork above: Design and Illustration ©2014 by Arlene Boehm.

The CCCA Gallery is opened Wednesday through Friday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm and on Saturdays from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
For further information, please call 518-671-6213 or

Be a Gem... Give a Gem!

Exhibition Dates:
Oct. 10, 2014 – Jan. 10, 2015
CCCA Gallery
209 Warren Street
Hudson, NY

Big Bargains—Small Art
7" x 7" or less, framed, ready-to-hang and available for a mere $50. Who can resist our teeny weeny wonders, donated by generous members to benefit our CCCA community-based projects. Whether you buy one, two or a truckload, all make great gifts and keep the CCCA gallery doors open! Our wonderful artists are still bringing works in as works are being sold and there is a wonderful selection to choose from.

Artwork above: Design and Illustration ©2014 by Arlene Boehm.

For further information, please call 518-671-6213 or


Artwork above: Artist: John Townes “REFLECTIONS” Digital Painting
Graphic Design by Arlene Boehm

Exhibition Dates:
Sept.27 – Nov. 7, 2014
CCCA Gallery
209 Warren Street Hudson, NY

Opening Reception:
Saturday, Sept.27,
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CCCA Gallery
209 Warren Street Hudson, NY

Curator: H.M. Saffer
Originally from Philadelphia, Pa., H.M. now resides in Columbia County. He has been recognized for his work in music, the culinary arts and fine art and has studied art in the U.S., France and Japan. It was in Japan, where he continued his study of brush painting, that he started applying his Western Style of painting to the Sumi-e techniques he was learning.

After his return to the US, his style of painting shifted from exclusively works on paper to include oils and he began melding the Oriental influences with his Western style. H.M.’s current work reflects this mélange.

H.M. has instructed at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, Berkshire Community College, Columbia-Greene Community College, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Art School of Columbia County (ASCC). He currently has gallery representation both in the United States and abroad. To see works by H.M. Saffer visit

Participating Artists: Debra Bilow, Arlene Boehm, Ken Bovat, C. Michael Bufi, Denise B. Chandler, Gerald Cooley, Jim Flosdorf, Laura Garramone, J. Pierre Gontier, Robin Guthridge, Fran Heaney, Valerie Hoffmann, Karen Hummel, Maria Kolodziej-Zincio, Meryl Learnihan, Jeannie LoVullo, Terry O'Callaghan, Michael O’Shea, Daniel Region, Judy Reynolds, Trudi Roth, Lori Rothstein, Susan Sabino, William Shaughnasey, Cecelia Sinclair, Carol Swierzowski, Richard Talcott, John Townes, Glenn Tunstull, Steve Wildermuth, Audrey Wyman, Kenneth Young.

For further information, please call 518-671-6213 or

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