Filmmaker Stephen Blauweiss & Woodstock: 100 Years of Arts and Counting

The extraordinary center of the Arts that is Woodstock, will soon be celebrated by independent filmmaker Stephen Blauweiss in an upcoming feature documentary film. His fundraising gala at the Woodstock Playhouse on Saturday, November 5th at 8:00 p.m. will serve as a kick-starter event for his film project that will shed light on the extraordinary arts colony that grew by leaps and bounds into an internationally recognizable home of the Arts.

Filmmaker Stephen Blauweiss is well known for his recently completed film ‘Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal’; a feature documentary film which chronicles how, in the 1960s, federally funded urban renewal projects destroyed Kingston’s waterfront. His film is attracting unprecedented regional attention, and the story his film tells is the new buzz across the region.

His newest project on Woodstock: 100 Years of Arts is following quickly in the footsteps of his Rondout film.

Woodstock is by far increasingly recognized as one of this country’s earliest art colonies and as heir to the millennial arts heritage of the Hudson Valley.

The Saturday, November 5th event will be an entertaining and informational night out, celebrating Woodstock’s unique role in the American Art and Music scene. It will be a multi-media, theatrical event including a variety of short films by Stephen Blauweiss, including the premiere of a short about artist Lenny Kislin. Live music performances by Kate Pierson, Connor Kennedy and ‘The Strings’ – Jay Friedman, Veronica Kent, Peter Martin – will fill the event with great entertainment, while many rare photographs and unusual facts will add to your knowledge about the region’s rich Arts heritage of Woodstock that is a recognized national treasure.

The host for the evening, filmmaker Stephen Blauweiss, also produced ArtScene, a monthly video web series, distributed by Chronogram Magazine. His column profiled artists and artisans, area museums, galleries, and the art history that forms the vibrant creative community in the Hudson Valley.

Tickets for this important and entertaining event are available at or 845-679-6900. All tickets are $75 for this fundraising event.

Woodstock: 100 Years of Arts Fundrasing Gala will be held at the iconic Woodstock Playhouse, located at 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY 12498. The Playhouse is a recognized important national historical site under the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area as one of the first rural extensions of Broadway which hosted the earliest stage performances of the golden era’s film and stage stars including Lillian Gish, First Lady of American Cinema.

Our history represents our roots in the deep dark soil of the past which has nourished great growth today and into the future.

Join us for the kick-starter evening that will broadcast Woodstock and our region’s resounding international Arts scene through the eyes of filmmaker Stephen Blauweiss.

p.s. The Woodstock Chamber Orchestra led by Jonathan Handman, featuring violinist J Freivogel, will play a concert including Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphonoy #5 this coming Sunday, October 30th at the Woodstock Playhouse.

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