Conversations with Neighbors

This community discussion will explore the current economic state of the region and those bent on improving it for all. Moderated by author David Black, the panel will include Columbia County Supervisor Sarah Sterling, Peter Taylor of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and Pierce Sioussat of Bioforce USA. Advance purchase recommended. Purchase tickets here.

Classical Concert

Kaori Washiyama (violin) and Daniel Shulman (piano) will preform music that is deeply expressive across several eras. Washiyama, winner of the Lipitzer International Violin Competition, and Shulman, conductor and performer of chamber ensembles across the U.S. and Japan, will perform a variety of violin and piano pieces from Tartini Baroque to Bartok Romanian Dances. Mozart …Continue Reading

2016 Juried Regional Show

The Academy’s third annual regional art show features 40 artists from the area working in disciplines from oil and watercolor to sculpture and fiber art. Opening reception: October 15, 4:00 to 6:00 pm Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00 pm.


Opening Reception with the artists: September 24, 4:00-6:00pm Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm The winners of the Academy’s 2015 Regional Juried Show, Scott Balfe and Jane McWhorter, will be exhibiting two solo shows of their new works in the galleries.

Intersection Austerlitz: The Crossroads of Art, Literature and History

This special program, sponsored by the Academy, the Austerlitz Historical Society, and Millay at Steepletop celebrates fashion and fabrics with workshops, exhibits, presentations and tours. The day of activities begins with a welcome at the new Austerlitz Town Hall, then moves to the Spencertown Academy, followed by a visit to Old Austerlitz (where you are …Continue Reading

Annual Festival of Books: Labor Day Weekend

The 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. At the heart of the Festival is a giant …Continue Reading

Festival of Books Members’ Preview Party

Academy members and supporters are invited to an exclusive preview party on Friday evening. Enjoy a glass of wine with fellow book lovers before heading up to the book rooms for first choice of more than 10,000 new and gently used books. Book rooms open at 6:30pm. Please note: This event is for Academy members …Continue Reading

Intentional Jazz Concert at Spencertown Academy Arts Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2016 Media Contact: Gina Hyams, PR Consultant 413-464-2851 moc.l1553288995iamg@1553288995smayh1553288995anig1553288995 Spencertown Academy Arts Center Presents Jazz Concert Saturday, February 13 Spencertown, New York— Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents the Intentional Jazz ensemble on Saturday, February 13 at 7:30pm. This talented sextet brings a fresh return to the rich tradition of jazz …Continue Reading