Highlights, Featured Artists and Music at GARNER’s 2nd Annual Hudson Valley Maker Faire



Saturday, May 18th & Sunday, May 19th, 12-6pm (both days)
* Rain or Shine *


GARNER Historic District: 55 West Railroad Avenue, Garnerville, NY 10923


Advance Sales Online:


Adult Admission: $12 In-Person, $10 Advance
Group/Family/Weekend Passes available
Discounts for Seniors, Students, Military, and Members of GARNER Arts Center are offered
Children Under 11 are FREE!


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Jesse Heffler, Programs & Operations Director, (845) 947-7108; jesse@garnerartscenter.org

GARNERVILLE, NY – GARNER Arts Center is just days away from hosting the second-year return of
HUDSON VALLEY MAKER FAIRE, a weekend festival to be held throughout the 14-acre GARNER Historic
District, home of GARNER Arts Center and a Hudson Valley landmark community of creativity and

Hudson Valley Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration of art and innovation with everything you LOVED
about the GARNER Arts Festival, plus STEM and STEAM!” says GARNER Arts Center’s Programs and
Operations Director, Jesse Heffler. GARNER is excited to share just a few of this year’s featured artists,
demos and performances. This year’s festival highlights include:

• A spring preview of world-renowned sculptor, Christina Biaggi’s outdoor installations, The
and The Nest at GARNER’s Creekside Sculpture Trail.

• Photographer and train enthusiast, Ken Karlewicz, will present Lure of the Rails, a photography
exhibition with photos, fully-operational HO scale model trains with an immersive video
installation by Orange County rail videographer Dave Hummer, in the gallery at Building #35.

garnerartscenter.org 55 W. Railroad Avenue, Garnerville, NY, 10923 845-947-7108

• Composer John Morton and Artist Jo Yarrington will present Variations on a Dream, a pop-up
interactive sound and light installation in Building #1, Studio A.

• Demonstrator, 5th Dimension VR of White Plains will offer visitors the chance to escape into a

world of immersive VR gaming.

• Engineering students of Tappan Zee High School’s award-winning SO BOTZ robotics team and
Rockland Community College’s Engineering club will present dynamic projects involving robotics,
3D printing, coding and more.

The 2024 festival promises an inspired and diverse cohort of maker demonstrations from exhibitors based
locally and throughout the greater Hudson Valley region, New York City, tri-state area and beyond.
Sponsors of the “Maker Demo Halls” this year are PKF O’Connor Davies and Calyx.

Featured this year are drop-in Creative Activities at the “Veolia Kids’ STEM Corner”. A county-wide
student art exhibition will be on view at the High School Student Art Show. Watch the rarely-seen art of
“steamroll printing” happen live using the artwork of North Rockland High School students. Do not miss the
Fashion Runway show by designer, Hope Wade offered on both days of the festival on the stage at Dye
Works Square.

Like the beloved GARNER Arts Festival, Hudson Valley Maker Faire will also showcase the Open
of more than twenty artists and businesses, large scale installations and gallery exhibitions,
including a multi-disciplinary art show organized by GARNER’s Emerging Artist Program.

Performance highlights from the outdoor Stage at Dye Works Square include live music by Adam
Falcon, Shirley Crabbe, Chiku Awali African Dance and Drum Troupe.

Local craft food and beverage will be available at the Dye Works Square Food Tent, the GARNER
Historic District’s on-site award-winning gourmet restaurant, Hudson’s Mill Tavern, and the GARNER
Historic District’s new eclectic on-site craft brewery and official Hudson Valley Maker Faire beer sponsor,
Roundtable Brewery. Both businesses will be open during the festival to serve visitors of this year’s
Hudson Valley Maker Faire. Roundtable will host a "Maker Faire After Party" in the La Redonda Taproom
with band, Blue Plate Special on Saturday, May 18th from 6-9pm. In addition, the Dye Works Coffee Bar,
located in the Dye Works Maker Demo Hall, will feature sweets and coffee from GARNER Historic
District’s on-site coffee roaster, Stack Street Coffee.

Visitors will receive a printed brochure with a map of the complex highlighting the locations of this year’s
festival attractions. Contained within the brochure is a QR code leading to a digital event guide for a
deeper dive into the festival and its many offerings.

Hudson Valley Maker Faire is made possible through the generous sponsorship of and partnership with
the New York State Council on the Arts, Rockland County Tourism, PKF O’Connor Davies, Calyx, The
Village of West Haverstraw, the Town of Haverstraw, M&T Bank, Veolia, TD Bank, Round Table Brewery,
and Taylor, Inc. and GARNER’s festival partner, the GARNER Historic District.

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About Make:

Maker Faire, a.k.a. “The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth” originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay
Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine, and has since grown into a significant worldwide
network of both flagship and independently-produced events. Hudson Valley Maker Faire is independently
organized and operated by GARNER Arts Center under license from Make Community: LLC.

About the GARNER Historic District of New York:

The GARNER Historic District of New York is a collection of landmarked pre-Civil War factory buildings
located on 14 acres in the hamlet of Garnerville, Village of West Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York.
Built between 1838 and the early 20th century as the Garner Print Works, subsequently known as the
Rockland Print Works, the complex has been transformed into a flourishing and vibrant district for mixed
use. For its first 125 years, this European-like urban industrial environment, characterized by historic 19th-
century architecture including a brick smokestack, alleyways, bridges, and a creek, served textile mills
exclusively. Today, the complex is home to wood and metal workers, sculptors, painters, design centers,
architects, music studios, jewelry makers, training facilities, Ballet Rockland and Apex Performance gym,
Stack Street Coffee roaster, Hudson’s Mill Tavern, Round Table Brewery, as well as the non-profit
GARNER Arts Center which offers performance, exhibition and event spaces.

The GARNER Historic District is listed on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places,
under the name Rockland Print Works, for its amalgam of industrial-era architecture, its social significance
as a company town, and as one of the first industrial cooperatives in America.

Over the past 20 years, through creative thinking and historic preservation, this site has been repurposed
into a sprawling complex for art, culture, history, and business. The site now represents a significant
economic and cultural asset for the local community and the Hudson Valley and tri-state regions.

About GARNER Arts Center:


GARNER Arts Center is an interdisciplinary arts center that advances the creation and presentation of
contemporary, experiential art within a repurposed 19th-century textile mill complex. By providing access
to a wide range of art forms, the organization strives to enrich, educate, and connect diverse audiences.
GARNER Arts Center is committed to igniting and realizing artistic ideas that emerge as a response to
societal, economic, historic, and environmental stimuli.


GARNER Arts Center’s vision is an enduring and inclusive artisan settlement that fosters a thriving arts,
business and cultural district, and encourages collaboration between makers and the creative sector.
GARNER seeks to be a catalyst for just and sustainable economic growth in its Hudson Valley host

GARNER Arts Center is a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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