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Your Guide to a Cultural and Colorful Fall

As the season changes from summer to autumn, colors become brighter and leaves fall in their own rhythm. It’s the perfect time to enjoy nature’s beauty and the variety of creative arts that surround you in Dutchess County.

Wilderstein’s 5th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial showcases 25 sculptures by regional artists on the grounds of Wilderstein Historic Site in Rhinebeck. The grounds and exhibit are open daily, free of charge, through October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To learn more, visit wilderstein.org

Pine Plains Memorial Hall, now The Stissing Center, presents an evening of performances by students from the Bard Conservatory of Music on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Both brass and percussion ensembles will perform at this intimate concert. To learn more, visit thestissingcenter.org

Fall for Art is a village-wide art festival that takes place in the Village of Millerton on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. The event is a collaboration between local artists and Millerton’s many merchants, to showcase both art and the village. To learn more, visit fallforart.com

Saturday, October 12 is also Second Saturday in Beacon, a city-wide celebration of the arts featuring special events, art gallery openings, artist receptions and culinary tastings, mostly along Main Street. Many galleries and shops open late, until 9:00 p.m. To learn more, visit beaconarts.org

ArtEast Open Studio Tour is an award-winning event now in its 13th year. Organized by the artist participants, this event gives attendees a rare and intimate look at 30 artists in their creative environments. This self-guided tour of artists’ studios is held during the peak of fall foliage in Dover Plains, Wingdale, Poughquag, Hopewell Junction, Pawling and Patterson on October 19 – 20 and 25 – 27, 2019. To learn more, visit arteastdutchess.com

The Hudson Valley Philharmonic celebrates both its 60th season and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House. The performance will include Mozart’s “Symphony No. 41” or “Jupiter,” Prokofiev’s “Violin Concerto No. 2” featuring 2018 HVP String Competition winner Cherry Choi Tung Yeung and Ravel’s “Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 1 & 2.” To learn more, visit bardavon.org

Catch the Lincoln Center preview of the National Flamenco Competition, the only competition of its kind in the United States which provides a spotlight for emerging talent and fosters the continued development and exposure of the flamenco art form, at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park for Dance in Tivoli on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To learn more, visit kaatsbaan.org

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