Posted January 3, 2012


Performances and art exhibits throughout the Ulster County will be highlighted.

Kingston, NY- In an effort to highlight the remarkable arts and musical offerings available in Ulster County, County Executive Hein invited performing and fine art organizations, theaters, galleries, and museums to participate in the first Ulster County Arts & Music Week from January 7 – 17, 2012. Like Ulster County’s successful Healthy Ulster County Week in the Spring and the Ulster County Cultural Heritage Week in the Fall, this Winter week celebrates Ulster County’s creative economy and the County’s amazing array of local talent.

Ulster County is home to some of the most creative and talented people in the world, and I am grateful for the opportunity to acknowledge their dedication to the arts during this first Arts & Music Week," said County Executive Mike Hein. "We are proud to share incredible art exhibits, entertaining live musical performances, fun dance classes and more with Ulster County’s residents and visitors. With over 30 individuals and organizations participating, there is sure to be something for everyone."

"Arts and Music Week is a tremendous opportunity to showcase all the diverse cultural offerings that we have available throughout Ulster County and should be a significant boost to tourism," Ulster County Tourism Director Richard Remsnyder said. "We also encourage county residents to enjoy these incredible arts and musical events in their own backyard."

"It is nice to see the recognition of the arts as a major contributor to the life of Ulster County and I am happy to open my studio during Arts & Music Week," said Robert Selkowitz, of Selkowitz Studio in Shokan. "There are so many people involved in supporting the arts in Ulster County and this week is an enriching opportunity for the artists, as well as the rest of the community, to experience what other artists and musicians are doings."

Additional information about Ulster County Arts & Music Week activities is attached and can be found on the County’s websites: and or by calling the County Executive’s office at 845-340-3800