The theme for this year’s festival is the New Hudson River School. Participating designers will express their contemporary interpretations of the palette, landscape and outlook of Hudson Valley painters Thomas Cole and Frederic Church.
Friday night’s opening party is a rare opportunity to visit the Bronson House, where historical architectural remnants will be juxtaposed with contemporary furniture, art and home decor created by Hudson businesses and artisans.
On Saturday and Sunday, go at your own pace on our self-guided tour of the Bronson House and other architecturally significant Hudson homes, each with a room that showcases the work of a local designer. This intimate look inside Hudson’s historic homes will be a unique experience for design enthusiasts and professionals alike.
On Saturday afternoon, Hudson Hall will host a panel discussion around the theme of the New Hudson River School and the influences of color, landscape and time. The panel will include representatives from Olana State Historic Site of Frederic Church’s home, Thomas Cole National Historic Site and artists from the Hudson Hall’s concurrent exhibition Hudson Athens Lights.
And on Saturday night businesses along Warren Street and beyond will be hosting special events in their spaces to highlight their unique collections of furniture, art, fashion, scents and more.
Saturday, May 25, 5:00 pm - Monday, May 27, 5:00 pm
Hudson NY celebrates the creativity, design and community of the culturally-rich Hudson Valley with DESIGN HUDSON – a showcase of the architecture, interiors, home furnishing resources, food, fashion, flair and talent of the Hudson community. Exploring the theme ”The New Hudson River School” designers and artisans will enliven the seldom-open historic Oliver Bronson House with music, drinks, dance and decor, Friday, May 24. Designer Showcase Home Tours feature design installations in historic and architecturally-significant properties in Hudson’s historic district, Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26.
Cocktail Party at the Bronson House
Friday, May 24, 5-8pm, $50
Designer Showcase Home Tours & Bronson House
Saturday, May 25, Sunday, May 26, 10am-5pm, $25 / $20 in advance
Panel Discussion at Hudson Hall
Saturday, May 25, 2pm Free
Saturday Evening Soiree Along Warren St. & Beyond
Saturday, May 25, 5-9pm, Free
Hudson, NY 12534
Free – $50