NEWS RELEASE: 4th Annual Artists on the Street Returns to Historic Huguenot Street
NEW PALTZ, NY (July 15, 2016) – Historic Huguenot Street has announced the return of Artists on the Street, an all-day plein air event showcasing the talents of over 20 renowned Hudson Valley artists. The annual event takes place on the second Saturday in August each year, this year on August 13 from 11 am – 5 pm. It is an opportunity for the public to watch and engage with local artists as they work, creating paintings and watercolors inspired by the landscape of the National Historic Landmark District.
At 4 pm, artists will bring their work to the DuBois Fort (81 Huguenot Street) to be displayed and made available for purchase during an hour-long catered reception. The artwork will remain on display for purchase in the DuBois Fort for one month, with a portion of the proceeds supporting Historic Huguenot Street. This event is free and open to the public, rain or shine, sponsored by Woodland Pond at New Paltz.
“We are proud to host this engaging event year after year,” said Kara Gaffken, Director of Public Programming at Historic Huguenot Street. “It is a joy to have glimpse at the creative process of such talented local artists at work.”
A number of new artists and returning artists from will participate in this year’s event, including Kevin Cook, James Cramer, Fran Sutherland, and John A. Varriano. Maps will be available denoting the location of each artist across the site. Curbside Cuisine will also be on-site for guests’ enjoyment, and will donate a portion of their sales to Historic Huguenot Street.
A National Historic Landmark District, Historic Huguenot Street is a 501(c)3 non-profit that encompasses 30 buildings across 10 acres that was the heart of the original 1678 New Paltz settlement, including seven stone houses that date to the early eighteenth century. It was founded in 1894 as the Huguenot Patriotic, Historical, and Monumental Society to preserve the nationally acclaimed collection of stone houses. Since then, Historic Huguenot Street has grown into an innovative museum, chartered as an educational corporation by the University of the State of New York, that is dedicated to protecting our historic buildings, conserving an important collection of artifacts and manuscripts, and promoting the stories of the Huguenot Street families, from the sixteenth century to today.
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