Located in the Arlington Hotel in Narrowsburg, New York is the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance. The Alliance was founded in 1976 and hosts artist receptions and performances at the Tusten Hotel nearby year round. The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance mission is to advance the arts in the region through support and encouragement of artists, innovative programs, advocacy, and artistic, business and government alliances.
The Arlington Hotel which houses the Alliance was built in 1894. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. In addition to housing the Alliance Gallery, the building hosts workshops and classes in the arts. The nearby Tusten Theatre is also part of the Arts Alliance as it presents concerts, operas and other performances throughout the year.
The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance most recent exhibit which ended on Dec 23rd was Art in Sixes. This exhibit of small works by local artists just celebrated ten years at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and has become a popular year end event each year. Pieces found at this exhibit are for sale and works include paintings, sculptures, photography and much more. This fall at the Arts Alliance, there was a two person exhibit including photographs by John Back and Jan Tyniec at the Delaware Arts Centers Loft Gallery. Both artists work consists of landscape photos with attention to detail.
Another Alliance event showcasing music and art is the annual Riverfest. This yearly event highlights the artists who live and work in the Delaware River region. All art found at this fun event is artist made. From posters to paintings, pottery, jewelry and textiles, there is so much to choose from. Admission is free and is entertaining for the whole family with music all day and information booths to peruse and enjoy.
The 2015 cultural calendar is packed with events starting in January. January 11th there will be a concert at The Cooperage in Honesdale by singer songwriter Conor Garvey. Admission is $20 or $15 for advanced tickets. January 17th, the Opera, The Merry Widow, will be put on at the Seelig Theater. Another wonderful photograph exhibit will be on January 17th at CAS Arts Center. Works by Claire Breidenback, Christopher Manning and Cathleen Parra will be on display. Finishing out the month on January 31st, there will be an Opera at the Seelig Theatre. Jacques Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffman” will be presented by SUNY Sullivan. Admission is $20.00 and $10.00 for students.
To stay in tune with all the happenings of the region, the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance offers a bi-monthly newsletter called Artsletter. This publication is full of art news including cultural events. The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance welcomes support of any kind through their website. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated.
When you find yourself in the area to enjoy one of the Arts Alliances many exhibits, be sure to book a room at The Settlers Inn for your stay. This 1920’s Arts and Crafts Lodge is home to 21 guest rooms complete with private bath, fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. Securing a reservation is easy online or call us at 570-226-2993 and we’ll help you find the perfect room.
Photo courtesy of Doug Kerr