ArtEast Open Studio Tour celebrates its 15th year featuring the artists that live and work in the Eastern Dutchess County region.

Visitors will be able to enjoy prime autumn colors as they drive between each studio seeing a variety of artworks such as photography, fiber arts, metal, wood, sculpture, jewelry, and painting. With over 30 artists opening their studios, this is an opportunity to meet local artists and buy locally-made art.  

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The self-guided tour features artists that have participated over the years, gaining a good following from the community: Bob and Karen Madden’s Rock and a Soft Place studio, a family of artists at the Michael Gellatly, Tilly and Julian Strauss studio stop, and painter Susan Hennelly, to name just a few. Linda Puiatti was one of the original founders

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Arts Mid-Hudson has announced the winners of this year’s Dutchess County Executive’s Arts Awards. The organization has been bestowing the awards, selected from public nominations, for 35 years.

This year’s 11 awardees have enriched Dutchess County with arts and cultural events, adding to community life. The awards will be given at a ceremony Oct. 7, at the Locust Grove Estate.

Recipients have made an impact

The Arts Organization Award goes to Rainbow Gospel Singers, who have performed for more than 50 years in the Hudson Valley, across the U.S. and parts of Africa. In addition to their own performances, they have served as Gospel music promoters and performed at prisons, hospitals, and nursing homes across the region.

The Rainbow Singers receive the Dutchess County Executive's Arts Organization Award on Oct. 7, 2021.

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