Spencertown Academy organizes a number of events throughout the year. For information on a specific event please click the event you are interested in on the right.
This celebration of the art of the garden took place Saturday, June 18. Hidden Gardens presented 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 was held on the Spencertown village green across the street from the Academy on Saturday, June 18, 2016, 9:00am-3:00pm, in conjunction with the Hidden Gardens event. The aim of the market was to offer the rare and the unexpected at affordable prices. Workshops and demonstrations were offered in the afternoon. Learn more.
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.
The Crossroads of Art, Literature & History
The Spencertown Academy Arts Center, in collaboration with the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop and the Austerlitz Historical Society, will jointly host “Costume and Culture: Designs for Life” on September 17, 2016. All three sites will celebrate fashion and fabrics with workshops, exhibits, presentations and tours.
YOUNG WRITERS’ CONTEST
The world needs writers and the Spencertown Academy needs your stories. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 writers in each category. Learn more.
Spencertown Academy Arts Center’s 2017 Handmade Holiday Craft and Gift Show will be open, Friday- Sunday, November 25, 26, and 27 and Saturday & Sunday, December 3 and 4, from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. Holiday gift shoppers and art lovers “go local” at this high-end curated sale that features featuring dozens of crafters and artists of bespoke accessories, home goods and foods from dozens of Columbia, Ulster and Berkshire area artisans. 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 elegant dinners hosted by friends of the Academy. It’s the perfect antidote to winter and a great way to support Spencertown Academy Arts Center. Learn more.