About Us

Prattsville Art Center & Residency

All artists are alike, they dream of doing something that’s more social, more collaborative, and more real than art
                                                                                               – Dan Graham

Creative Placemaking and Rural Avant-Garde Art


in the gallery now through October 1

Joseph Imhauser, Poetics of a Wall Projection

At the intersection of rural and urban experience, the interventions of fate, physics, and geometry, are brought to the surface of works that insist on the impossibility of a singular reality. Fragile planes of abstraction hold together the chaotic beauty of decay, and the contradictions of political turmoil even as they collapse

online catalogue: http://www.josephimhauser.com/publications

gallery hours Friday, Saturday 1 – 5 and by appointment

upcoming … October 7thReharvesting: 

Artwork: Marion Cohen, Lily Lasher, Grace Linderholm, 

Live Music & Performance: The Babes, Ex-Pat, & Nice Boatsmen

re-visit our Headed for the Hills music festival in the Catskill Mountains, and get ready for next year!


 About the Prattsville Art Center & Residency


The Prattsville Art Center and Residency is an interactive community art project that brings together contemporary artists, dancers, and musicians with rural residents to create new art – sharing music, lectures, films, workshops, exhibitions and community events.   


creative placemaking + community resiliance + avant - garde art

Nadja Verena Marcin, The Last Mohican
Nadja Verena Marcin, The Last Mohican

The Art Center, is both an incubator for rural avant-garde culture and a creative placemaking project designed to anchor the recovery of a town whose Main Street was destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Irene in 2011.

Damien Davis 4 Bears

The Center serves Prattsville and nearby towns across Greene, Delaware, Ulster, and Schoharie Counties as an innovative youth and community center, which offers culture, creativity, and all-ages rock & roll shows in a welcoming indoor public space with free amenities such art & music materials, fireplaces,  an internet café,  as well as professional social services, which did not previously exist in this remote rural region.


The Town of Prattsville, a historic site,  lost 40% of the buildings on its Main Street during the flooding from Hurricane Irene. The Art Center is located in one of the damaged historic buildings , which was saved through support from ArtPlace America, NY State, and the local community.

Artists and community members continue to work together on the recovery and redesign of the Town 5 years after the disaster; reimagining the role of art and artists in community recovery.


The Prattsville Art Center and Residency is supported in part with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

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