Preview Party

Enjoy a glass of wine and chat with fellow book lovers, then head over to the book rooms to get first choice of more than 10,000 gently used books. Book rooms open at 6:30 p.m. MEMBERS and their guests ONLY. (Memberships may be purchased at the door) Purchase tickets here.

the Curator as Artist

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 22, 4:00-6:00pm Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm A multi-media exhibit by the curators of the Spencertown Academy Gallery: Barbara Lax Kranz, Barbara Willner, Leslie Gabosh, Lynn Rothenberg & Norma Cohen. “Our gallery curators, who are all volunteers and accomplished artists, work tirelessly to produce multiple shows each season at the Academy,” says …Continue Reading

A Special “Conversation with Neighbors”

Learn how an ecological approach to planting can lead to beautiful and healthy landscapes with experts Linda Horn, Heather Grimes, and Barbara Hughey. This special off site workshop, hosted by The Academy, will focus on meadow, riparian, and woodland restoration at the Spencertown home of artist Linda Horn: local naturalist, habitat restorer and self-taught arbiter …Continue Reading

Too Many Books, Too Little Space?

If you have more books than your shelves can hold, there’s an easy way to lighten the load: Donate! The 24/7 donation bin will be in the parking lot behind the Academy from July 8-August 20.  Please bring books in boxes or bags. Hard and soft-cover books in good condition are welcome, but the Festival can’t sell …Continue Reading

“Mysterious and Unexpected: the Merger of Art and Science” Exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2016 Media Contact: Gina Hyams, PR Consultant, 413-464-2851, moc.l1553289016iamg@1553289016smayh1553289016anig1553289016 Spencertown Academy Arts Center Presents “Mysterious and Unexpected: the Merger of Art and Science” Exhibition Spencertown, New York—Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents “Mysterious and Unexpected: the Merger of Art and Science” exhibition featuring artists Carrie Crane, Kay Hartung, Larry Kagan, Gwenn …Continue Reading


First Annual Juried Photography Show Over 40 works by regional artists. Juror: Jack Shear Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 1:00-5:00pm Inspiration for capturing an image arrives at times unexpectedly, while at other times, just as you had hoped and anticipated. Either way, our spirit sings when we successfully record what we see through the lens. …Continue Reading

13th Annual Hidden Gardens Tour and Garden Market on the Green

Hidden Gardens celebrates the art of the garden with a full line-up of events designed to inform, inspire and intrigue garden enthusiasts. The Garden Market on the Green 
is a lovely outdoor marketplace held on the Spencertown village green in conjunction with the Hidden Gardens event. The aim of the market is to offer the …Continue Reading

Grant and Twain

Benefit for the Spencertown Academy Arts Center Tickets now available: General Admission: $20, Students: $10 At age 62, Ulysses Grant is bankrupted in a Wall Street swindle. His only hope to restore his honor and save his family is an offer to write his memoirs of the war.