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Everything You Need to Know About the Fall Art Crawl at GARNER Arts Center

Everything You Need to Know About the Fall Art Crawl at GARNER Arts Center

The weekend-long Fall Art Crawl at GARNER Arts Center is a creative autumn celebration with art and attractions for all.

The GARNER Arts Center, located in Garnerville, strives to help the members of Rockland County and surrounding communities deepen their appreciation of different art forms in an effort to create shared experiences among diverse audiences. The center’s upcoming event, The Fall Art Crawl, is co-presented with the Haiti Cultural Exchange from Brooklyn, who will be bringing musical acts of the Haitian diaspora to the event.  One of the main attractions of the event is the gallery’s current exhibition JONATHAN Demme: Collecting with Abandon, which features more than 100 works of Haitian, Island, and outsider art. 

“The GARNER Arts Center is proud to team up with the HCX to bring a greater, three-dimensional presence of Haitian art to this event through music,” says Jesse Heffler, GARNER Art Center’s programs and operations director. “These exciting concerts allow the community to experience a deeper appreciation of the vibrant Haitian culture we see depicted in the exhibition.” 

The event is following COVID-19 safety measures to keep all attendees and staff healthy and safe. Masks are required for all indoor activities. Proof of Vaccination or a recent (72 hours) negative COVID test result is required for concert entry on Saturday, Oct. 30. 

What can families experience at the Garner Fall Art Crawl? 

Fall Art Crawl is the perfect fall event for creative adventure seekers northwest of New York City and in the lower Hudson Valley. People can experience arts immersion in a unique Hudson Valley landmark: the Garner Historic District. Between the stunning art exhibitions, lively concerts, unpredictable pop-up performances, food and drink, and open artist studios, visitors of all ages will find something to enjoy at GARNER during Fall Art Crawl. Plus, visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in a costume parade around the GARNER complex on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2:30pm.

GARNER will be serving several wine and beer varieties from Industrial Arts Brewing Company as well as non-alcoholic options. Ram's Valley, a Caribbean barbecue chef and sauce maker, will be a featured food vendor for both days of the event. 

What is the schedule for the GARNER Fall Art Crawl? 

Saturday, Oct. 30 is the Night Art Bazaar. This will be a curated experience with vibrant, interactive installations, pop-up performances, food and drink and a high-spirited concert by the Brooklyn-based Haitian ensemble, Fanmi Asòtò. Visitors can also enjoy special nighttime gallery hours for the JONATHAN DEMME: Collecting with Abandon exhibition. 


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On Sunday, Oct. 31, you can experience the all-ages Family Fête. Families can enjoy lively afternoon jazz sets by the creek with jazz legend, Buyu Ambroise. Kids can see puppet shows and participate in the creative activity station. Guests can wander the bustling 14-acre complex to visit this singular community of artists and artisans in their studios. Craft vendors, food and drink, and a Creative Contemporary Haitian Dance Workshop will also be offered. And don't forget to dress in costume! Visitors of all ages are can participate in a costume parade around the GARNER complex on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2:30pm.

What activities are available for kids at the GARNER Arts Fall Crawl?  

There will be a kids’ creative activity station open from 2-4pm on Sunday, Oct. 31. Lead artist Debbie Ameera Ali will guide a pumpkin-painting activity for youth and adults. Participants are free to experiment with color and shape to decorate their very own 3-D pumpkin art to take home. The pumpkins and art supplies will be provided.

What exhibits will be featured at the GARNER Fall Art Crawl? 

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When is the GARNER Fall Art Crawl?

The GARNER Arts Center Fall Art Crawl is Oct. 30-31, Saturday, 6-10pm; Sunday, 1-5pm.

Where is the GARNER Fall Art Crawl? 

The Fall Art Crawl will be hosted at GARNER Arts Center, 55 W. Railroad Ave., Garnerville.

How can I get tickets to the GARNER Fall Art Crawl? 

Tickets for Saturday are $12 in advance and  $15 at the door.  Tickets for Sunday are $8 in advance or  $10 at the door.  A Weekend Pass is available for $25.  Discount codes are available at check out for Senior, Student, Military and GARNER Arts Center Members. You can visit the GARNER Arts Center Facebook Page or the GARNER Arts Center Website for tickets. 

For more information, visit garnerartscenter.org, call 845-947-7108, or follow GARNER Arts Center on Facebook or Instagram.

GARNER Arts Center is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and by Rockland County’s Office of Tourism and Economic Development.

Main image courtesy GARNER Arts Center 

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GARNER Arts Center is an interdisciplinary arts center that advances the creation and presentation of contemporary, experiential art within a repurposed 19th-century textile mill complex. By providing access to a wide range of art forms, the organization strives to enrich, educate, and connect diverse audiences. GARNER Arts Center is committed to igniting and realizing artistic ideas that emerge as a response to societal, economic, historic, and environmental stimuli. GARNER Arts Center is a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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