Add Color to the Holidays at These Hudson Valley Art Shows

Head to these local galleries for art shows that spotlight affordable pieces and regional artists just in time for the gifting season.

This December, it’s the most colorful, ahem, wonderful time of the year in the Hudson Valley. Although, if we get down to it, colorful isn’t far off the mark. Between sparkling light shows and vibrant holiday markets, holiday hues define winter in the region.

Of course, nowhere does seasonal shades better than the Valley’s many art galleries. During the countdown to the winter festivities, local galleries shine their spotlight on the area’s talented creatives and makers during neighborhood showings that are just as perfect for weekend to-dos as they are for gifting inspiration. Take a peek at the Valley’s artsy rundown, then get to shopping and viewing all month long.

Holiday Show 2023

Through December 17
Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli

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Running until mid-December, Tivoli Artists Gallery’s annual show offers a whimsical collection of handicrafts and one-of-a-kind works that appeal to audiences of all interests and price points. Ceramics, small paintings, greeting cards, jewelry, ornaments, sculptures, glasswork, textiles, and photographs are just some of the items that are part of the boutique of wonderful treasures.

Holiday Art Show and Sale

Through December 30
The Lace Mill, Kingston

In its seventh installment, The Lace Mill’s annual art show features nearly 100 works of art in all styles and media for you to browse and admire. Shop for original pieces from local artisans at bargain prices, just in time for the holidays.

Winter Scenes

Through December 31
Windham Fine Arts, Windham


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Join Windham Fine Arts on a journey through snow-covered scenes and frozen lakes where artists Loreen Oren and Mara Lehmann capture the magic of the season. Oren’s patterns emerge from shadows and light reflections of winter trees on snowy ski slopes, while Lehmann captures the beauty and serenity of the countryside in her paintings.

Holiday and Winter Show

Through February 25
Live 4 Art Gallery, Pawling

Live 4 Art Gallery’s fourth annual holiday show will span three months and highlight eight local artists. All the pieces at the show, from realistic landscape paintings to jewelry and wooden bowls, will make imaginative gifts for family and friends this season. The gallery will also participate in Pawling’s Champagne Stroll from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 9.

Affordable Art & Pottery Bazaar

December 7-22
Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack


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Instead of trekking to NYC for gallery tours in Chelsea or TriBeCa, make a straight shot to West Nyack for an affordable alternative in the Hudson Valley. The colorful affair features art ranging from functional ceramics and sculptures to jewelry and ornaments. Shop at the Rockland Center for the Arts to find unique crafts and gifts that will be cherished as you support the local arts and artists.

Serena’s Holiday Open Studio

December 9 & 10, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Serena Wehr is a local artist based out of Saugerties who is hosting an open studio this weekend for all to shop. Pick up a hand-painted bookmark, coaster, mobile, ornament, painting, trinket dish, tray, or other detailed piece to gift to someone this season. Discounts range from 10 percent to 25 percent off, and other prizes will be available at the door.

Artists and Makers Holiday Market

December 9 & 10, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
ArtPort Kingston, Kingston

For affordable, handmade art, ArtPort Kingston has two entire floors of unique items for your holiday shopping needs. Food, crafts, hot cocoa, and more highlight the event, followed by live holiday music to add to the atmosphere.

Related: An Insider’s Guide to December Events in the Hudson Valley

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