Hudson River Garrison Landing

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Our Mission: Garrison Art Center promotes the creation, exhibition and enjoyment of art.Through its programs the Art Center connects you to new opportunities.


In 1964 a group of community arts enthusiasts produced a show of local artists' work at the Garrison School to raise funds for the Garrison School Art Fund and to establish Garrison Art Center. Since that time the Art Center has grown from serving hundreds of Garrison residents to serving thousands of residents in the Hudson Valley.


The Hudson Valley was named by National Geographic A Best of the World Must See in 2013. In 2012, Garrison Art Center was named Best Community Art Center by Hudson Valley Magazine and called 'one of the Valley's most active arts meccas.' Previously Garrison, New York, was selected by Hudson Valley Magazine as one of the ten best places to live in the Hudson Valley. Decades before that, the court of public opinion named Garrison as one of the best river towns to visit in the Hudson Valley. And more than a century before that, its majesty was made clear by painters of the Hudson River School. During this half century Garrison Art Center, a 501(c)3, has become a vital part of this unique history by proactively promoting the arts and art education for more than 50 years.


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Board of Directors

Jan Cucchiarella, President

Tracy Strong, Vice President

Belle Newton, Secretary

Georg Ivanoff, Treasurer

Marc Bernier

Kim Bjorge
Chris Bockelmann

Melissa Carlton

Stephanie Checkle-Howard

Thomas Huber​

Hildreth Potts

Coulter Young IV



Katie Schmidt Feder, Executive Director

Catherine Graham, Events, Programs and Office Manager

Kit Burke-Smith, Education Coordinator

Trish McGoey Ashlaw, Exhibitions & Marketing Coordinator


Lisa Knaus, Pottery Studio Manager


Christine Ortiz, Administrative Assistant

The Hudson Valley named 'A Best of the World Must See 2013' by National Geographic.


The Art Center named 'Best Community Art Center' by Hudson Valley Magazine, 2012.


Read about Garrison Art Center's 50th Anniversary in Hudson Valley Magazine