This Weekend in The Catskills

  |  October 1, 2015

Woodstock Film Festival
Woodstock Film Festival takes place this weekend at several locations in Woodstock, Saugerties, Rosendale and Rhinebeck. In addition to screenings there will be panel discussions and other events. Friday, October 1 at 9:15 pm Natalie Merchant’s documentary Paradise is There will premiere at the Woodstock Playhouse. On Saturday, October 3 at 2 pm there will be a panel on Women in Film and Media, held at the Kleinert / James Center for the Arts. New this year, the festival introduces a World Cinema Competition Award category, in partnership with the Netherlands Consulate, and DutchCulture USA. Steven Lang from Avatar and Melissa Leo from The Fighter are among the Maverick Award presenters this year. For more information, visit


Columbia County Council on the Arts’ Member Show
Columbia County Council on the Arts is hosting its Annual Member Show at The Warehouse in Hudson (opening reception Saturday, October 3). Over a hundred works in all media by regional artists will remain on view through October 12. The opening reception will be held October 3 from 6 to 8 pm. Live music will be performed by Christina Dellea. For more information, visit

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Rhinebeck Arts Festival
Rhinebeck Arts Festival takes place this weekend Friday through Sunday, October 2 – 4 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Over two hundred artists will participate with works in all media. There will be live music, craft demonstrations, and activities for children. For more information, go to

About Simona David

Simona David is a writer living in the Catskill Mountains, New York. She is the author of Art in the Catskills (3rd edition, 2016), available on and Kindle. For more information, visit

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