Maarja Nuut

An enchanting blend of traditional Estonian storytelling, folk music, and experimental electronic soundscapes.
“… bridging minimalism, experimental music and the village entertainment of pre-World War II Europe… giving her musical brand a digital-age twist” — The Washington Post.

West Kortright Fair 2016

Join us for our Annual Labor Day Extravaganza!
•Foot-stompin’ music and entertainment.
•Pie eating contest
•Scrumptious foods made from fresh local products
•Group art show
•Shop a huge silent auction and rummage sale of antiques, goods, and services to benefit The WKC
•Lots of kid-friendly games and activities
•Hands-on Experimental Technology & Sound tent
•Shop for one-of-a-kind items from our favorite local vendors
Rain or shine!!

Gallery Opening! 2016 Benefit Exhibit, “Sticks ‘N’ Stones” —Group Multi-Media Exhibit

Our annual fundraising exhibition will be a collection of artworks inspired by the natural environment of the northern Catskills and born from the inventive minds of area artists.


“Exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop”
—NPR Music.

Double Vision: Plein Air Painting

Paint the vistas and the structures around The West Kortright Centre, no experience necessary. Taught by professional painters, Lisbeth Firmin & Richard Kathmann.

Alash Ensemble

These Tuvan throat singing masters subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating a unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their musical heritage.

Hot Club of Cowtown

Lauded for its “down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation” (The Times, London) the Hot Club sets up camp “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away” (The Independent).

Costume Design 2016

An intensive hands-on two week workshop in all phases of costuming—design, production, and backstage dressing—for the Shakespeare in the Valley productions on July 29 & 30.
For ages 12-19.

Behind the Scenes: Technical Theater 2016

Interested in working behind the scenes?
This two week workshop teaches set design and fabrication, as well as lighting, props, and sound design and implementation.
Participants will be running both shows of the Shakespeare in the Valley production on July 29 & 30. For ages 12-19.

Emeline Michel

Accomplished dancer, versatile vocalist, songwriter, and captivating performer Emeline Michel is the reigning Queen of Haitian Song.
“The dancing ambassador with a voice serene and warm like the breeze” —The New York Times.