Just a little over an hour from Manhattan located between the Metro-North Hudson Line and the magnificent Hudson River is Garrison Landing, a business and residential area, once an important ferry terminus before the Bear Mountain Bridge was built. It is now known for the Garrison Art Center.
Garrison Art Center, one of the most prestigious art galleries, provides a variety of studios including the Drawing/Painting Studio, the Ceramic/Pottery Studio, the Printmaking Studio, the Sculpture/Multi-use Studio, and a Black and White Darkroom. The Gillette Gallery and Balter Gallery exhibit artwork of emerging and accomplished artists.
Teachers with extensive educational credentials offer a large selection of classes and workshops to students and artists of all ages and all levels of expertise.
Exciting events held at Garrison Art Center include live and silent auctions every fall and spring, and an arts and crafts fair that is known as the “most creative craft events in the region”. Ceramics, fiber art, paintings, photography, and jewelry, are amongst the many artworks for sale. This fair features free river rides on the famous sloop Woody Guthrie and fine art exhibitions in the art center galleries.
Garrison Art Center offers a Mentor Program for high school age students from Putnam, Westchester, Orange, Rockland, and Dutchess counties. The Summer Art Institute is also available for high school students.
Garrison Landing has views of historic West Point, U.S. Military Academy, across the river, Bear Mountain to the south, and Storm King to the north. These views have been celebrated and made famous by the Hudson River School Painters, a mid-19th century American art movement.