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Arm-of-the-Sea’s Tidewater Center opens August 18

Arm-of-the-Sea’s Tidewater Center opens August 18

Arm-of-the-Sea Theater will open its waterfront performance venue, the Tidewater Center, with five performances of its annual Esopus Creek Puppet Suite August 18 to 22 at 8 p.m. This outdoor event fuses live music with large-scale mask and puppet characters in a celebration of puppetry’s ancient communal roots and its emergence as a vibrant modern artform.

Arm-of-the-Sea’s Tidewater Center opens in Saugerties on August 18

Arm-of-the-Sea’s Tidewater Center opens in Saugerties on August 18

Arm-of-the-Sea Theater will open its waterfront performance venue, the Tidewater Center, with five performances of its annual Esopus Creek Puppet Suite August 18 to 22 at 8 p.m. This outdoor event fuses live music with large-scale mask and puppet characters in a celebration of puppetry’s ancient communal roots and its emergence as a vibrant modern artform.

Dutch Barn opens as gallery for Saugerties Artists’ Tour

Dutch Barn opens as gallery for Saugerties Artists’ Tour

Celebrating its 19th year, the 2021 Saugerties Artists’ Tour hosts 31 artists skilled in at least 14 creative disciplines who will open their studios; five virtual artists will also participate with personal, in-depth videos on the tour’s website. The opening exhibition was held at the Dutch Barn at the Kiersted House on July 23. The barn was crowded and hung with the works of the participating artists. The works included paintings in various media, sculpture, photography, pottery and mixtures of the various art forms.

Work on Saugerties creekside cultural park continues

Work on Saugerties creekside cultural park continues

Work on the Arm-of-the-Sea Tidewater Center, adjacent to Tina Chorvas Park in Saugerties, is progressing. The complete center — a cultural park for arts and science — is years away, but the first show at the new site featuring the giant puppets and human actors is planned for August 18-22 site.