Painting by Ursula Schneider
ABOUT OUR SITE
The GARNER Historic District is a landmark, pre-Civil War factory complex located in the hamlet of Garnerville and Village of West Haverstraw in the lower Mid-Hudson Valley region of New York State. A former textile mill, the vibrant 14-acre complex now houses makers of all kinds, including artists and artisans, cabinetmakers, tech companies, artisanal coffee roasting, a nationally recognized craft-brewery and an award-wining farm to table restaurant. Listed on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places, the complex is known for its cavernous spaces, high ceilings, brick alleyways and Creekside sculpture trail which ignite the imagination and spark the wheels of invention, ingenuity and artistic expression. The Historic District includes dozens of specially-created spaces perfect for artist open studios and larger multi-purpose spaces that are utilized for arts-related exhibits and events, including building 35, GARNER Arts Center’s new renovated gallery, repurposed from its historic use as the former mill’s cafeteria. The GARNER Historic District serves as an important focus for the development and renewal of this part of the Hudson Valley and its riverfront revitalization.
Established in 2003, GARNER Arts Center, the presenting organization of Maker Faire Hudson Valley, is an interdisciplinary arts center that advances the creation and presentation of contemporary, experiential art within a repurposed 19th century textile mill complex, the Garner Historic District. 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.