Hands-on Collaborative Community Art Event Open to All Ages.
Free community art painting event to be held on Saturday, August 16 from 12-4pm in the Ann Street Art gallery. Large sheets of canvas are going to be primed and hung on the walls of the gallery and sketched out in images of historic buildings in Newburgh prior to the event. A few others will be left to the creative imaginations of the participants. Families are encouraged to paint the images on the canvas to create murals which will then be on display in the gallery.
The Ann Street Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery, situated within The Cornerstone Residence, specializing in contemporary emerging and established artists.
The award-winning gallery’s mission is to provide quality exhibition programs that encourage a greater public understanding and appreciation of contemporary art across cultures and between generations.
Under the umbrella of Safe Harbors of the Hudson, a nonprofit organization that combines supportive housing and the arts, the gallery has evolved into a venue that has supported hundreds of artists through a highly respected exhibition program and community events. Since its inception in 2007, the unique 1679 square foot gallery has hosted a new exhibition approximately every six weeks, featuring artists, from across the nation and abroad, who work in a wide cross-section of media and divergent genres.
One of the only visual art venues in the City of Newburgh, the Ann Street Gallery is strategically located in the downtown area, near a vibrant waterfront district of shops and restaurants, and a ferry across the Hudson River to Dia:Beacon, a major contemporary art center.
The gallery is bringing contemporary art to a new population and provides an opportunity for creative exploration on an unparalleled scale within the City of Newburgh. The gallery is quickly becoming a destination that nourishes the arts and enhances the positive cultural energy in this community. As a result, the gallery was voted “Best Gallery” in the Hudson Valley in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and 2012 by the readers of the Times Herald-Record.