Cafe Gallery

Located at the front of the store, our Farm Store Cafe offers cozy indoor seating where guests can relax and enjoy their lunch. Each month, the cafe walls feature beautiful artwork by local artists that is often available for purchase. Read below for information on this month’s featured artist. If you are interested in displaying your artwork in our Cafe Gallery, please contact Chandra.

Artwork by The Art School of Columbia County

This exhibit features art created by Art School of Columbia County faculty and images of children from Columbia County who have participated in ASCC’s free art outreach programs, which have served 1000s of students since 2013. Art projects range from radial symmetry art inspired by Islamic art to assemblages and accordion books, all connecting poetry, regional history, and art for students in grades K-12.

In its sixth year of programming, the Art School of Columbia County serves over 1300 members of our community each year, from pre-K to those in their 90s and above.  ASCC’s mission is to nurture creativity and community through the visual arts for all ages, skills and means.  We rely on volunteers and donations so we may present free art programs for students K-12 in schools and libraries throughout Columbia County, our “Art & Memories” programs to seniors in need, offer accessible fine art classes, and provide scholarships to students in need.  Get involved and give back: show your support for ASCC by becoming a member, volunteering, or supporting ASCC through shopping on June 23 at the Hawthorne Valley Farm Store – 5% of net sales will be donated to ASCC.  ASCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Accordion Book, Karen Arp-Sandel.  Collage, watercolor and ink on paper.  Part of ASCC’s Art in the Library program inspired by the work of Edna St. Vincent Millay, 2018.

Radial Symmetry Art, hand-cut stamps, gold paint, and ink on paper. 2018.  Part of Ways of Looking at Landscape program in taught by ASCC in Hudson High School, 2018.