Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

A Vibrant Center For The Arts And Crafts

Byrdcliffe embraces all disciplines of artistic endeavor in a collaborative spirit, and seeks creative partnership with other not for profit and educational entities in order to leverage its unique resources for the benefit of the cultural life of the Hudson Valley region.

Byrdcliffe’s Artists-in-Residence program is open to all artists working in all disciplines. Visual arts, photography, ceramics, film making, writing, composers, weaving, and multi-disciplinary. The primary criteria is a demonstrated commitment to the artist’s field of endeavor.


The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild mounts exhibitions and organizes events that honor both the cultural legacy established by the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in 1902 and contemporary artistic endeavors. The exhibition program features regional, national, and international artists; fine art and functional crafts; historical traditions and cutting-edge experimental projects.


The Arts and Crafts Movement and its idealistic philosophy, based on the synthesis of nature, love of craft, and simple living, was the genesis of the Byrdcliffe Colony and remains a living and growing component.


Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild hosts a variety of special events –exhibition opening receptions, artist talks, open studios, tours, readings, symposiums, workshops, concerts, performances, and more throughout the year.


The Byrdcliffe Shop features both established and emerging work from local artists, some of whom are either instructors or students of the many great classes at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. The Byrdcliffe Shop specializes in work from local ceramic artists, jewelry designers, woodworkers, metalworkers, textile designers, glass blowers, and visual artists. We offer a wide range of their current work, and can often accept special custom orders. We can also ship any item anywhere in the world.


Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is a not-for-profit institution that relies on a variety of funding sources, including contributions from individuals like you. Your generosity will enable us to share our collection and activities with visitors from around the world.