Masters on Main Street
Masters on Main Street (MOMS) is an innovative exhibition program started in January of 2011 by the Catskill Arts Initiative to help attract creative community and new investment to Catskill’s Main Street. This storefront exhibition series began as a showcase for students and recent alumni from the top studio art programs around the country with participation from over 200 artists and over 20 colleges and universities. MOMS collaborated with nationwide artists from the Occupy Movement presenting Wall Street to Main Street, a groundbreaking expo with over 75 exhibits, performances, workshops and events. A collaboration with the New York Foundation for the Arts exhibited its upstate MARK fellowship winners and offered a free portfolio review to the community for midcareer artists to meet gallerists and museum professionals.
Each round of storefront exhibits features a Walking Salon led by a trio of artists, curators and bon vivants as well as artist designed events. Exhibitions are available to the public 24/7 through a self guided walking tour of four blocks, though some spaces are best seen at night or in the daytime.
Masters on Main Street sponsors the annual Catskill Film and Video Festival, with works selected each year by a different guest curator.