GARNER ARTS FESTIVAL 2017
MAY 20 - 21, 11AM - 6PM, RAIN OR SHINE
Adults (day of sales only): $8
Seniors/Students/Military (day of sales only): $6
Children under 14: FREE
NEW FOR 2017 -
2 DAY PASS: $52 ( Admission for 4 + $30 food voucher. Available at the door)
1 DAY PASS: $27 (Admission for 2 + $15 food voucher. Available at the door)
Day of Sales are CASH ONLY
GARNER Arts Center curates exhibitions, performances & installations throughout 14 acres of 19th Century industrial spaces, inviting artists to present art & performance in warehouses, alleyways, trails and unexpected places. For the 2017 GARNER Arts Festival, exhibitions, installations, and performances will be focused on the subject of Social Justice. “(1) inclusion of everyone in the full benefits of society and (2) empowerment of people to participate fully in the economic, social, and cultural life of the country.” – Institute for Intellectual Property & Social Justice. Audiences are invited to explore 30+ open artist studios introducing them to painters, sculptors, woodworkers, jewelers and photographers. Workshops are available in 3d printing, batik, watercolor painting, printmaking and more. A kid’s corner keeps young artists active, and music, theatre and dance provide the festival’s live performance offerings. Food trucks, craft vendors, Creekside dining gardens, and a coffee bar round out the weekend’s festivities. New this year, visitors can visit our on-site craft brewery, Industrial Arts Brewing Company!
+ Getting Here
GARNER Arts Center is located at 55 West Railroad Avenue, Garnerville, NY 10923
Public Transportation: Travel from Penn Station to Secaucus and get off at the Secaucus Junction. Transfer to the Pascack Valley line*. From the Pascack Valley line you would get off at the Spring Valley Transit Center stop. You can then get to Garnerville by cab or bus. You can pre-order a local cab to meet you at the station. Their number is 845-947-4747.
If you prefer to travel by bus from the Spring Valley Station, take the TOR Route 94 bus to the Helen Hayes Hospital stop. The complex is about a 5-10 minute walk from the Helen Hayes stop. Walk south on route 9W to Railroad Ave. and turn right onto Railroad Ave. Complex is up the hill on the left.
(*Alternatively, you can take the Main or Bergen lines from Secaucus to Suffern and then take a cab.)
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+ Open Studios
RJ Originals #2N/S 2nd Floor Entrepreneur/ Mathematician
Willow Tree Woods #2C 2nd Floor Live Edge Furniture & Hand-Turned Bowls
Grandma's Attic #5E/S 2nd Floor Furniture & Bric-a-brac Sale
Frank Welles Gallery #5 2nd Floor Retrospective Exhibition
Croninger Works #8N 1st Floor Contemporary Art, Jewelry & Sculpture croningerworks.net
Craft Vendors #8S/S 2nd Floor
Pat Hickman #9B 2nd Floor Fiber Sculpture
Delirium Studios #9C N/S 2nd Floor Photography & Mixed Medium
Foreverclay #9F 2nd Floor Clay Artist
James Winans #9C South 2nd Floor Painter
Rebecca Siracusa #9E 2nd Floor Artist
Videovitae/Relics #9H 2nd Floor Ceramic/Video
James Tyler #9N 1st Floor Sculptor
Image Factory Workshops #10A 2nd Floor Experimental Photography Workshops
Greg Moson #10B 2nd Floor Art/Sculpture/T-shirts
For the Love of Art #10D 2nd Floor Art & Photography Studio/School
WASTED TALENT #10E 2nd Floor Independent Clothing/Arts Company
Martin Glick #10F 2nd Floor Sculptor
Lori Dolan/Pipperoo #15 1st Floor Clothing Design
Diane Churchill #18 2nd Floor Painter
Joe Fusaro #18 2nd Floor Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media
Terry Straus #18 2nd Floor Painting, Drawing, Collage
Don Steinmetz #18 2nd Floor Artist
Radio Stained Glass #18 2nd Floor Stained & Leaded Glass
Brick and Mortar Creative Arts Therapy Studio #19 1st Floor Art Therapy
Arts Council of Rockland #24A 2nd Floor Brett De Palma Exhibition
Ursula Schneider #24B 2nd Floor Painting & Woodcuts
Scarves by Simon #24C 2nd Floor Silk Painting & Silkscreen
Susan Strange & Donna Timm Daives #24C-2 2nd Floor Collage & Textile Arts
Patience Morgan Design #24H-2 2nd Floor Jewelry Design & Sales
Coletta Decorative Painting #24I 2nd Floor Murals - Decorative Finishes
Ayu Yoga Studio #24K 2nd Floor Yoga/Meditation
Susan Stava Photography #24K 2nd Floor Photography
Taffy-Helena Walsh #24M-1 2nd Floor Mixed Media
24N Gallery #24N 2nd Floor Gallery
Jean Manning #24U 2nd Floor Artist
Our Sweet Land Studio #24V 2nd Floor Photography & Art/Craft Workshops
Area 24 Radio #24Q 2nd Floor Free Form Music Radio
Nebula Crafts #24W 2nd Floor Art Glass, Lampwork
Exhibitions and Installations: Numerous exhibitions and sculptural installations by guest artists will be exhibited throughout the complex in galleries, alleyways, trails and unexpected places! Exhibiting artists include; Ed Kirkland, Ruth Geneslaw, Heather Renee Russ, Katherine Matheson, Pablo Galesi, Thea Lanzisero, Steph Gorin; Art for Aleppo; ArtShape Mammoth artists: Aubrey Roemer, Jeca Rodriguez-Colon, Kyana Brindle, Joan Harmon, Angela Mosley, Cori Champagne, Stella Marrs, Novel Scholars, Margaret Coleman, Melissa Cain; Art is Freedom Exhibition artists: Kristine Prestegaard, Martin Lie Bo, Fredrik Lien Bjorgmo, Halvor Nordrum, Elliot Taylor, Margarita Laushkina, Alyona Lazarenko, Benjamin Gaupset, Anna Ducros, Emilija Jaugelaite, Jonathan Killick, Simen Royseland, Uber Ahmed, Emmeline Hugot, Henrik Kongsvoll Johansen, Yann Bougaran; Keith Patchel Bates Alley Soundscape; Dreamlands sculpture exhibition; PLUS a curated installation of the late Ted Ludwiczak’s “Ted’s Heads” in the Creekside Sculpture Trail, honoring the life & work of a valued member of the Hudson Valley Arts community and beyond.
Performance Lineup: Performance Art: Thomas Albrecht, Linda Montano Music: Samuel Johnson, Belle Skinner, Shlomo Franklin, Karen Davis, Brian Murphy Jazz Trio, Marco Ferreira, Katie Elevitch, Kris Allis, Rockland Band Camp & River Skye Band. Theatre: Shades Repertory Theatre presents scenes from “Death and the Maiden” by Ariel Dorfman - Directed by Kathleen Koster, with Sandra Lucas, Ron Schnittker and John DeBlasio Dance: Emma Cotter – Rettacomme Dance, Hudson Valley Ballet Company, Balbach School of Dance Kid’s Entertainment: Magic with a Laugh with Tom Tweed Dance: Rettocamme Dance Company - Sunday - performing "Red Shadows Dancers"
Workshops, Demonstrations & Artists Talks: Workshops/Demonstrations: 3D Printing, glass bead making, image transferring, batik, watercolor painting, jewelry design, printmaking, drumming circle & more Artist Talks: Art Shape Mammoth, Art in Public Places, Hudson Valley Ballet Company, Arts Council of Rockland County, Brett de Palma & more
Student & Family Activities: Schools throughout the region will exhibit their art, with a focus on issues of social change; kid’s lego building; kid’s science & crafts; kid’s yoga; Katie Elevitch leads family friendly activities guiding visual responses to music; Interactive “Art is Freedom” exhibition
Craft Artisans: Mower Woodcraft; Folkloric Jewelry; Eileen Sackman Ceramics; Lisa Medoff Jewelry; Mushana; Live Vessel; The Crafty Thimble; Jamie Kimak Surface & Textile Design; Coco & Pistachio Dog Accessories; Myriad Mirage Jewelry; Journeymen Beads
+ Dining & Drinks
Dining: Creekside dining from 4 food trucks and an ice cream cart; Rosie’s Empanadas, Pappi’s Mediterranean, Off the Hook of Haverstraw, Lekker, Rita’s of Rockland.
Drinks: Relax in our outdoor beer garden, visit the on-site craft brewery, Industrial Arts Brewing Company, and try craft coffee from Stack Street Café, a new resident at the GARNER Historic District (expected opening, Fall 2017)
+ Thanks to Our Sponsors
Thank you to our generous Arts Festival Sponsors: Rockland County Tourism Rockland County and the Rockland County Legislature, TD Bank, The Town of Haverstraw The Village of West Haverstraw, Industrial Arts Brewing Company, The Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center, Stack Street Café, Zugibe Vineyards, Oak Beverages, Rivertown Magazine, Green Meadow Waldorf School, People's United Bank, 1007.1 WHUD, Rockland Music Center, Stop & Shop Supermarket, Fairway Market
2016 Arts Festival
The 2016 GARNER Arts Festival celebrated visual & performing arts with contemporary exhibitions, installations, open studios and performances with curated elements in celebration of the Town of Haverstraw’s 400th Anniversary. Artists included; Nelson Diaz, Recylcing Time; The Dutchtown Six; Bill Hochhausen; Ken Karlewicz; Joe Jaroff; David Alban; David Teng Olsen; Amanda Topaz & Hybrid Movement Co., Equilibrium P2 – a living aerial sculpture; ArtShape Mammoth; Eric David Laxman; Thea Lanzisero; Coincidence Machine, Curated by Jonathan Shorr; Aubrey Roemer and more. Performances by; Common Jack; Jamie Block; Katie Elevitch; Karen Davis, Bella Englert; Emma Swingle; Rainbow Fresh; Rettacomme Dance; Garage Band Theatre; Nancy Monahan and more.
We extend a huge thanks to all our many volunteers, without whom the GARNER ARts Festival would not have been possible, as well as the Town of Haverstraw Supervisor Howard T. Phillips and the Town Board, and West Haverstraw Mayor Robert D’Amelio and the Village Board. We would also like to thank the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center and Staff, along with our Advertisers. We extend special thanks to Jeff Cohen, Event Guide; Jonathan Shorr, Beer Garden & Coffee Bar Donations; Patience Irigoyen Morgan, plantings; Karen Bauman, Kid’s Corner, Jen Wassmer, student art show; Joe Fusaro, student art show. We gratefully recognize Zugibe Hardware, D&G Electric, and the S.W. Johnson Fire House for graciously offering the use of their parking lots.
2015 Arts Festival
In May 2015, GARNER Arts Center brought back its much-loved regional Arts Festival by celebrating the textile and printing history of the National Historic Register complex* it calls home during its May ARTS FESTIVAL with the GARNER Textile Show.
Square, 78 original fiber artworks by members of the Textile Study Group of New York. – History of Textiles collection, artist Pat Hickman – Weaving, knitting, dyeing workshops with Textile Arts Center – Fleece to shawl demonstration by Spin City Team- Spin In with Loop Fiber Studio – Thompson Street Studios experimental textiles – Kait Brink demonstration/performance Big Knits – Yarn Bomb Installation by Sarah Divi – Textile and Craft Vendor Marketplace (Vendors, click here for application) – Metal-casting installations by Art Shape Mammoth, including live pours – Mike Connor Retrospective Exhibit – Keep Rockland Beautiful trash can painting – Lagunitas Beer Garden