On the first floor of the main hotel building, 401 Broad Street, the center hallway features the work of local artists. The exhibit is open to the public from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and most of the work is available for sale.
The current exhibit of landscape paintings is by Marie Liu, whose work is known for its bold, dynamic use of color and composition. Her technique is a slow, methodical layering of oil paints to ultimately achieve a flawless pattern of shapes and colors.
Inspired by the geographic and historic richness of the Hudson and Delaware regions, in recent years she has focused her energies on landscape painting.
She has created a new series of paintings inspired by the numerous creeks and waterfalls in Pike County’s abundant natural places.
Jimmy Sheehan, whose work is exclusively featured in the dining areas of 403 Broad Street, next door to the Hotel Fauchère, was born and raised in upstate New York and moved to New York City at the age of 20 to study at the School of Visual Arts. He currently lives in Godeffroy, New York, where he is an art director and designer; he also teaches at the School of Visual Arts. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions over the past decade in New York City and elsewhere. He recently has been the subject of a documentary, Trusting the Struggle produced and directed by Libba Marrian.
Sheehan’s painting combines elements of gestural abstraction, drawing, and iconography in a very personal expression. Simultaneously epic and intimate, his work is infused with references from his personal life as well as aspects of ancient Egyptian and Mayan civilizations. The undefined setting, in a traditional sense, is surpassed by a unique element of a pronounced outline within the figures creating a provoking source of tension. In the vein of Twombly and Basquiat, Sheehan’s lexicon of various signs and marks read on a metaphorical/archetypal level rather than according to any form of traditional iconography.
210 Broad Street, 570.409.1234
Milford Galleries is owned and operated by a cooperative of successful and emerging artists and artisans from the Tri-State area. Their work is shown in galleries throughout the U.S. and Europe, in cities including New York, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Philadelphia, Providence, and Paris, and is commissioned by personal and commercial patrons.
Here, you’ll view original work from over 20 artists, from traditional to contemporary, featuring various mediums, among them painting, jewelry, enamels, pottery, photography, glass, sculpture, collage, stone, wood, fiber, brush writing and more. Artwork is on display year-round; shows change every six weeks. Come browse. Open Thu-Sun (10-5), Mon (11-3).
214 Broad Street, 570.296.4299
American, Chinese and European furniture and accessories. Paintings, porcelain, pewter and vintage clothing.
101 West Harford Street, 570.409.0902
Fine art and other necessities! Showcasing the creative spirit of American artists from across the county: jewelry, pottery, metalwork, woodturnings, and blown glass. Open seven days a week, year-round. One of Milford’s most talked-about places to visit.
307 Broad Street, 570.296.0413
Committed to promoting works by local artists and craftspeople in Pike County, this unusual gallery of paintings, prints and sculpture, handcrafted tables and custom-built lamps, jewelry and other rare and unusual objects, features a different artist every month.
109 West Catharine Street, 570.296.2338
A non-profit artists’ organization and gallery, with more than 200 members, Pike County Arts & Crafts offers classes, workshops, demonstrations and shows. Paintings, woodwork, sculpture, stained glass & more.
Throughout this entire region, there are numerous artist guilds and alliances that represent a culturally vibrant community of potters, painters, photographers, woodworkers and others. Music and theater venues dot the region: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (the site of the original Woodstock Music Festival), Mountain Laurel Center for the Performing Arts, NaCl Theater in Highland Lake, NY, and Forestburgh Playhouse in Forestburgh, NY, just to name a few.
This is a diverse arts organization of over 100 dedicated, creative artists and arts advocates in the region. The members are an eclectic mix of painters and potters, designers and sculptors, writers and musicians, performers and photographers, filmmakers and quilters, and countless impossible-to-describe others. We are natives and transplants, full-timers and part-timers, city-hardened and country-reprieved, long-time professionals and emerging creators.
Before gracing the elaborate tables of socialites, America’s finest lead glass was designed, crafted and manufactured at Dorflinger Glass Works. Today, it is a museum, open-air amphitheater for a variety of performances, and a 600-acre nature preserve with 7 hiking trails.
Museum and Sanctuary: 570-253-1185
Wildflower Music Festival: 570-253-5500
An organization that provides collaborative project incubation, fellowships, and creative spaces for a variety of artists, performers and writers. DVAA sponsors an outstanding variety of arts and cultural programs in its facilities: the Delaware Arts Center, on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Tusten Theatre, a fully-renovated 160-seat facility.
Minutes from the Hotel Fauchère is the Peter’s Valley Craft Center, offering fine craft workshops in blacksmithing, ceramics, fine metals, fibers, photography, woodworking and other fields. In addition, artist residencies and exhibition opportunities are available on campus. Self-guided tours of the studios are open to the public during workshop season, on Saturdays and Sundays from 2-5 pm.
Peters Valley’s Craft Store showcases the work of over 300 artists from across the country. Sculptural and functional pottery, glass, forged steel, hand painted silk scarves, one-of-a-kind jewelry, stone and wood picture frames, turned wooden bowls and ornaments, furniture, lighting, photographs, unique clothing, hand made paper, books, and cards, glass beads, candles, loom woven rugs, music makers, carved spoons and more!
19 Kuhn Rd. Layton, NJ 07851
Store & gallery: 973.948.5202 / Courses: 973.948.5200