The Stray Cat Gallery is an arm of the Dancing Cat Saloon and Catskill Distillery on Route 17B in Bethel, NY, a stone's throw from the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival. It showcases the formidable talents of a bevy of artists, with exhibits both inside and out. The restored building that houses the gallery is a little piece of local history. Previously the Kootz family residence, we believe it to be the first house built in the hamlet of Bethel and the Bethel one room schoolhouse was on the adjoining field.
Inside the charming, intimate space are photographs by Jerry Cohen, the Stray Cat Exclusive Photographer, posters, photographs and books by our friends Elliott Landy and Jason Laure renowned rock & roll photographers. Sculptures by Denis Folz, Tom Homes and Paul Stark grace the outside grounds and Ray Fiero, Michael Bloom, Evelyn (whose unique Cow Paintings grace the wall of the Dancing Cat Saloon) and many other artists are displayed in the Gallery and on the wall of the Dancing Cat Saloon.
In 2016, we brought on a real stray cat - Cleopatra. She will be here working 24/7 greeting, meeting and mousing! We also have outside seating and a place to tie up Rover while you browse. The Gallery is open by Appt. only for the Winter, so call us if you would like to visit. Open every day from June to September.
All events will be on our e-mail list, so sign up on line at http://www.dancingcatsaloon.com so you will be in the know for what’s coming up. Our e-mail list includes updates on coming events for the Dancing Cat Saloon, The Catskill Distilling Company and the Stray Cat Gallery. E-mail info@Dancingcatsaloon for feedback, ideas, questions or appointments!
Also, check our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/StrayCatGallery to learn more.