Events Overview

Current and Upcoming Events

Our signature annual events are held each year to raise vital funds for the Academy’s program and operating budgets. The events are organized and staffed primarily by volunteers.

Hidden Gardens

This celebration of the art of the garden will take place Saturday, June 15, 2019. Hidden Gardens presents a full line-up of events designed to inform, inspire and intrigue garden enthusiasts. Learn more.

Garden Market on the Green

This lovely outdoor marketplace will be held on the Spencertown Village Green across the street from the Academy on Saturday, June 15, 2019, 9:00am-2:30pm, in conjunction with the Hidden Gardens event. The aim of the market is to offer the rare and the unexpected at affordable prices.

Festival of Books

The annual Festival of Books at Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a celebration of books and reading for the whole community. Over Labor Day Weekend, we welcome dozens of outstanding writers and poets and nearly 2,000 readers and book-lovers to our 1847 schoolhouse in rural Columbia County. Learn more.


Held annually, this mid-winter moveable feast is one of our oldest and most loved events. The evening begins with festive drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Academy, guests then move on to one of more than a dozen intimate dinners hosted by friends of the Academy. It’s the perfect antidote to winter and a great way to support Spencertown Academy Arts Center. More details.

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