July 22-24. Founded to showcase community, collaboration, art and the outdoors, the inaugural UPSTATE ART WEEKEND in 2020 included 23 participants. Now in its third year, UPAW includes more than 145 participants!

Since there’s a lot of ground to cover, Helen Toomer, founder of UPAW, has created a very useful map so you can plan your upstate art adventure in advance. Follow @upstateartweekend to learn more about participants leading up to the event.

This three-day, self-directed event connects tourists and locals alike to the cultural vibrancy of Upstate New York. More than 100 exhibitions and projects will be on view, plus over 50 artists will open their studios to the public, which is new for 2022. Open Studio hours are Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24, 2022, 12pm-6pm. Participants are based in Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster counties.