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Habitat for Artists

WHAT: Housed in a small, portable “habitat” made from recycled materials, Habitat for Artists invites you to stop by this outdoor studio to meet the artists and try your hand at a variety of fun art projects.

WHEN: This special project will run June 30-August 1; M – F, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: In front of the Main Library

WHAT CAN I MAKE: Local artists and their projects include:

Ina Braun – Fiber art through knitting and crocheting Lisa Breznak – Paper collage

Carol Flaitz – Fantasy bird drawings

Barbara Galazzo – Mosaic designs with glass and ceramic

Faheem Haider- Easy portraits

Michelle Hersch – Simple bookmaking

Wilfredo Morel – Metal Sculpture

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of the Newburgh Free Library.

June 30 – August 1: Artwork by the artists participating in Habitat for Artists will be on display in the library lobby gallery.


Exhibit Space
A spacious gallery space in the lobby of the Newburgh Free Library is the site of monthly exhibits and art shows by local artists. Many of the artists offer receptions to showcase their art and meet the public. In addition, glass cases showcase local collections and displays related to library and literary-related events.

Exhibit Policy
The Newburgh Free Library welcomes exhibits by Hudson Valley artists. The exhibits are hung by the artists themselves and are usually on display for one month. For more information, please see the Exhibit and Display Registration Form and Waiver as well as the Exhibit Spaces and Bulletin Boards Policy. If you are interested in exhibiting, please call the library, 845-563-3619 or 563-3645. Samples of work are required before an exhibit can be scheduled.

In addition, the library has a number of display cases that showcase special collections or materials loaned by local artists and individuals. If you have a special collection or small project you would like to display, please call 845-563-3619 or 563-3618.