Discovering Art in Hudson

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Hudson Chalkfest (Door2)
Art on the Green

Hudson’s art scene is bursting with an eclectic mix of independent artists, both established and new.

Festivals focusing on local creative talent are on the City’s calendar of special events, but many Hudson businesses regularly promote and sell artists’ work in-house.

Visitors should check for individual hours of operation as they explore the town.

Sales

Primary focus:

Feather+Elm

Shop items from creators of all kinds, including the fabric crafter who makes this her studio. Sustainable and locally sourced.

Hudson Fine Art & Framing  

Featuring professional picture framing and the sale of artistic works in oil, watercolors, ceramic, glass, and sculpture. See their page for EVENTS supporting our local artists as well.

The Red Twig/Yellow Door Gallery

Area artists of all types in 1,000 square feet of accessible display space, also available for small gatherings. Yellow Door artist EVENTS are frequent.

Standing Rock Gallery

An artisan shop selling handmade glass, pottery, jewelry, and sculpture, wrapped upon purchase in hand made bags for beautiful gift presentation. Standing Rock hosts a wonderfully fun annual HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE.

Featuring art or artisan work along with other commerce:

Destination Hudson

HOUSE

Mimi’s Treasure Cottage

MOD

Ohio Organics

Open Door Coffee Company

Orange Rose Apothecary

Vignettes

Color Bar Space Separator

Studios

Open by Event/Invitation:

Karen Koch/Life Needs Art

Studio located at 75 Milford Drive on the 2nd floor, creating abstract work based on nature and nostalgia. Koch is also currently the featured artist at our VISITOR CENTER GIFT SHOP rotating artist display for sales in person (art also available on etsy)

Dana Giel-Ray/Bellabor Jewelry

Studio located at 77 Milford, specializing in beautiful pieces of art jewelry. (Online sales at the website)

Displays for Enjoyment

Birdsong Exhibit

An innovative, year-long public-private partnership launched in spring 2023 with community art integrated throughout the downtown.

This summer (2024) the small birds will go on the road to Akron Art Museum before coming home to be auctioned for charity. Melody, the larger bird, will stay on the Park Street Green.

ADDED FOR 2024: A 365 Days of Kindness Rock Garden around Melody. Original rocks provided by Hudson Middle School and Seton Catholic School students in themes of kindness and community.

Hudson Library & Historical Society

Featuring current community artists in the Watson-Ewell-Currin

gallery, as well as an archival collection of historic portraits throughout the building.

HLHS also hosts programs in collaboration with Cleveland Museum of Art and others.

Moos Gallery (WRA)

A WRA gallery which features both student and professional artwork. The space is also available for collaborative projects by residents.

Peg’s Gallery (Peg’s Foundation)

This lobby gallery in the Margaret Clark Morgan building has a rotating display of featured artists. Their goal is to increase awareness of and engagement in the arts.

Public Art

We have many murals and sculptures tucked in and around our downtown. Feel free to visit and enjoy a walk.

OF NOTE:

The Reader painting in the north (unused) entrance to Learned Owl, 204 North Main;

James Ellsworth coming out the “door” in the side of the Open Door Coffee Shop, corner of Clinton & North Main;

a mural in First & Main on the side of LOFT;

a lily sculpture on the First & Main Green;

Melody the Bird sculpture on the Park Lane Green.

Classes to Engage

AR Workshop

A fun space where families can create projects and home decor crafts. All materials and directions are provided on site.

Creative Fingers

Lessons for children that inspire creativity and a lifelong enjoyment of art.

Door 2

A welcoming collective that features mentoring by experienced artists whose goal is to support others on their individual journey.

Hudson Society of Artists (member workshops)

A town mainstay for over six decades, promoting public awareness of art and encouraging local artists of all types.

Splott Studio

A full line-up of kid’s art classes, workshops and individual lessons in addition to professional graphic design and printing.

SPOTLIGHT: Textile artists should note that Hudson has the flagship JoAnn’s, with a wide selection of materials and supplies, as well as periodic demonstrations.

And for musical events, we suggest…

Our two main public venues for music are the Gazebo Green and the Green at First & Main.

Old Church on the Green is offering four monthly shows with nationally touring bands/local openers to benefit No Surf House.

Hudson Bandstand Concerts

Hudson Bandstand Concerts

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