Please join us on Saturday, September 11th for an in-person celebration of Byrdcliffe at the newly rehabilitated theater.
Catch up with friends while enjoying outdoor cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a silent auction.
See what we have accomplished at the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony since 2020. Come explore the historic buildings and experience the new rehabilitated spaces!
Featured cottages and buildings:
White Pines– Where it all started, White Pines was designed by Ralph Whitehead and Bolton Brown and built in the Fall and Spring of 1903 as the home of the Whitehead family. The heart of the Arts Colony where guests: poet Wallace Stevens, authors Will Durant and Thomas Mann, naturalist John Burroughs, journalist Heywood Broun, and dancer Isadora Duncan, among others, regularly visited.
Varenka Cottage– Newly rehabilitated and fully ADA compliant as of April 2021, the Varenka cottage was built in 1903 as the storage and sales building for Byrdcliffe furniture and currently offers year round artist residencies.
Villetta Studios 1&2– Located behind Villetta, the original 1903 boarding house for Byrdcliffe Students, the original laundry, wood room, and servants’ quarters have been converted into artist studios. These studios were newly renovated in August of 2020.
Byrdcliffe Theater– Newly rehabilitated, the Byrdcliffe Theater was origionally planned in 1902 by Bolton Brown to house the Byrdcliffe School of Art. The large studio room with magnificent north light was used for painting, classes, exhibitions, concerts, dance performances and social events. The west wing housed Whitehead’s 5000 volume Arts & Crafts library. Today the Theater is a multi-functional venue that can be used year round for Artist-in-Residence programming, performing arts, weddings, conferences, concerts, and more with live streaming and broadband capabilities.
· Self-Guided Tours 1:00-4:00 pm
Pick up Arts Colony maps at the Byrdcliffe Theater kiosk and check in.
· Guided Tours 1:30
or 3:00 pm
We can accommodate a limited number of guests. Click here to sign up for this free tour. Provide, your name, and the name of each guest participating.
Registration ends Friday, September 10th at 5pm. No exceptions.
Masks must be worn in all buildings.
Meet your Tour Guide:
Henry T. Ford, Director Emeritus and Byrdcliffe Historian, has served on the Board of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild for many years and has held the positions of Chairman, President, and Vice-President. In 2017, he served as Chair of the Advisory Committee. Henry and his spouse Michael are the proud caretakers of a comprehensive Woodstock Art Collection, which includes many pieces by the early Byrdcliffe artist Zulma Steele.
Proud sponsors of current renovations:
Board Members, Individual, Organizational and Anonymous Donors