Friday night’s opening party is a rare opportunity to visit the Bronson House, where the historical architecture will be juxtaposed with contemporary furniture, art and home decor created by Hudson businesses and artisans.
On Saturday and Sunday, go at your own pace on our self-guided tour of the Bronson House and other architecturally significant Hudson homes, each with a room that showcases the work of a local designer. This intimate look inside Hudson’s historic homes will be a unique experience for design enthusiasts and professionals alike.
On Saturday afternoon, Hudson Hall will host a panel discussion around the theme of the New Hudson River School and the influences of color, landscape and time. The panel will include representatives from Olana State Historic Site of Frederic Church’s home, Thomas Cole National Historic Site and artists from the Hudson Hall’s concurrent exhibition Hudson Athens Lights.
And on Saturday night businesses along Warren Street and beyond will be hosting special events in their spaces to highlight their unique collections of furniture, art, fashion, scents and more.
Stay tuned for a few other additions to the weekend.
Friday, May 24
Saturday, May 25
Sunday, May 26
$25 / $20 in advance
Saturday, May 25
Saturday, May 25
Pick-up your home tour pass at the Design Hudson Headquarters, 442 Warren Street.
Amy splits her time running her design studio Say Collie with her husband in Rhinecliff and as an agency designer with Homepolish in Manhattan. Her style is informed by her California roots and her time spent in the Fashion world in New York City. She is textured and sculptural and drenched in light. Her design philosophy is to fill space with intention and integrity.
105 Warren St.
Sherry Jo Williams, an established design innovator, brings exceptional taste and years of experience to every venture, whether large or small. Recognized as a leader in creating and curating environments, objects and events, she navigates design with a distinctive, personal style and exceptional communication skills.
SJW’s professional achievements include co-founder/director of Clodagh Ross & Williams, a seminal NYC gallery featuring artisanal furniture, lighting and art jewelry. After a number of years in creative positions with major retail clients, SJW returned to her passion for handmade, founding Culture+Commerce Project in Hudson NY.
125 Warren St.
Synthesizing high design and the highest standards of sustainability, Alan Barlis’ vision has been central to the development of BarlisWedlick’s industry-leading reputation. Barlis joined the firm in 1997 and became co-owner in 2005. He has since built a broad and distinguished body of work, including private residences, affordable housing projects, rural conservation subdivisions, and sustainable prototypes. BarlisWedlick, founded by Dennis Wedlick, is an award-winning, full-service firm known for designing expressive, sustainable and soulful to live, work and gather.
17 North Fourth Street
Geoff Howell has been involved in the art and design industry in New York City since graduating from Pratt Institute in 1980, and since 1983, has been running his own company which eventually became Geoff Howell Studio, Inc.now occupying a 40,000 sq. foot facility in Long Island City.
Geoff specializes in events design, decorative painting, art fabrication and window display design and production for clients such as Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Condé Nast, Estée Lauder, Tiffany’s and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His design work has been featured in the New York Times, Bride’s Magazine, Teen Vogue, and The New Yorker, amongst others.
Deeply enchanted by the Hudson River Valley, he has been coming to Hudson regularly since 1984, was on the board of Wilderstein Historic Site for 9 years, is on the board of the Athens Cultural Center, and has been contributing design work to the Thomas Cole National Historic Site for over ten years.
707 Cherry Alley
The Bronson House is located on the west side of Worth Ave. (US-9) 0.2 miles south of Warren St.
There will be a free shuttle service with several stops along Warren Street going to The Bronson House on Saturday & Sunday.
The Bronson House was first built as a Federal-style residence for Samuel Plumb in 1811-12. The house and grounds were reinvented by architect Alexander Jackson Davis into a fully realized Romantic-Picturesque estate for Dr. Oliver Bronson and his family in two successive remodeling campaigns dating to 1838-39 and 1849-50. The house is the earliest extant design by Davis in the “bracketed mode,” and its dramatic setting framed by the Catskill mountains and the Hudson River fully expressed the romantic vision of the Hudson River School painters Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, who owned villas nearby.
Caldwell Gallery Hudson
Carrie Haddad Gallery
Fred E Trout
Modern on the Hudson
Thomas & Bate
Join us for discussion with artists and cultural producers as they explore the relationship between their practice and the power of place in New York’s upper Hudson Valley. What is it about this natural and creative landscape—which was made famous by artists working here in the 19th century—that matters now? What attracted and continues to attract creative makers today? And what will sustain a thriving creative community in the future?
The panel moderator will be Kate Menconeri, Curator, The Thomas Cole National Historic Site, and include Sean E. Sawyer, Ph.D, Washburn and Susan Oberwager President, The Olana Partnership; Dawn Breeze, artist and arts advocate; and two artists in Hudson Hall’s exhibition, Hudson Athens Light—Tony Thompson and Christy Rupp.
Hudson Hall’s exhibition Hudson Athens Lights includes works from 29 contemporary painters, photographers and sculptors that illuminate and corroborate the ecological, historical, commercial and aesthetics splendors of Hudson since the days it was the Mahicantuck.
200 proprietor-owned shops, eating and drinking establishments, cultural venues and quaint B&B’s to contemporary inns and hotels—all in 2.5 square miles.
341 Warren Street
Receive 10% of wine purchases with Weekend Pass. Offer good through Sunday May 26.
A city founded by proprietors, Hudson thrives on its entrepreneurial roots. Whether you’re looking for antiques, artisanal perfumes, gourmet cheese or a cappuccino, hand-made furniture, fashion finds, vinyl records or a farm-to-table lunch, you’ll find a vibrant mix of businesses rarely found in other downtown.
A walk along Warren Street, over to Columbia Street and down to the waterfront will take by the storefronts of more than 50 antique galleries, 30 art galleries, 25 modern home furnishing stores, 25 clothing and jewelry stores and 40 bars, restaurants, music venues and performance spaces—each one offering patrons unique selections of products and services that reflect the point-of-view and creativity of the proprietors.
The festival will continue into Saturday evening with festive events throughout Hudson—including 24 fashion stores and designers, art dealers, antique dealers, home furnishing stores and many others.
Add your event to the list of festivities.
Enjoy shopping, dining and libations from the Waterfront, along Warren Street and over to Green Street.
Click here for a list of some of the festivities.
This event is free and open to the everyone.
Saturday, May 25 10am-9pm
Sunday, May 26 12-5pm
418 Warren Street, Hudson, NY
The Corning Museum of Glass showcases glass objects created by an international roster of designers in partnership with Corning’s expert glassmakers through the Museum’s renowned GlassLab program. GlassLab gives artists and designers the unique opportunity to rapidly prototype their designs in molten glass. It has been featured at Design Miami, the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Vitra Museum in Germany, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. Plans are underway to bring GlassLab to Design Hudson in 2020, with live, hot glassmaking demonstrations on Warren Street and creative collaborations with Hudson’s own design talent. Stop by to learn more about GlassLab and how you can participate.
GlassLab is installed in an 1887 brick mansion built by Cornelius H. Evans for his son. The architectural style is Queen Anne with Renaissance Revival and Italianate appointments.
Show your Design Hudson pass and receive free admission to Corning Museum in Ithaca, NY.
An installation at River House Project
Saturday, May 25 12–9pm
Sunday, May 26 12-5pm
34 Allen Street, Hudson, NY
UPSTREAM is an installation on two floors of a newly restored 19th century schoolhouse, now known as the River House Project, a space for creative enterprises. The two-part installation interplays art, objects and furniture. Co-curated by SEPTEMBER Gallery, LikeMindedObjects, and Lithe Sebesta Décor and Design, UPSTREAM is intended to reflect the vibrant community in and around Hudson as a spirited creative locus, where social and artistic instigators find and make space to experiment with new forms.
Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26
The Hutton Brickyards
200 North Street, Kingston, NY
Field + Supply is a carefully curated selection of makers highlighting goods, old and new, from a variety of studios and workshops representing a wide range of crafts. Field + Supply Spring MRKT will feature some 144 exhibitors.
Saturday, May 25 – Sunday, May 26
Columbia County Fair Grounds
Use entrance on Rt. 66 Chatham, NY
The 7th Annual Wine and Food Festival will feature regional wineries, distilleries and cideries. There is also wonderful farm producers sampling and selling their delicious gourmet cheeses, baked goods, jams, jellies and so much more! Throughout the weekend there will be special seminars by some of the region’s foremost experts in the craft beverage industry.
NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s annual celebration of design, attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees and designers from across the globe. Taking place May 10–22, 2019—the event celebrates a world of design and showcases over a dozen design disciplines through events taking place across the city’s five boroughs. Website