One Thing About Nyack: Art & History, with JP Schutz of Better Homes & Gardens/Rand Realty

Artists have long called Nyack home. Native son Edward Hopper painted the buildings of Nyack and the Hudson River light. “Almost every morning, sunlight hit the walls of [Nyack’s] facades and also ran up Second Avenue straight into Edward’s upstairs bedroom. He would embrace it, as well as the luminosity off the Hudson as he sat on the rocks adjacent to Gedney Street dreaming of boats.” (*)

Today, Nyack is home to a rich and thriving artistic community – perhaps drawn to the same light that informs Hopper’s work. As you visit our shops and restaurants be sure to look at the walls, which are often decorated with the works of local artists.

Art Museums and Galleries

Edward Hopper House Art Center

Edward Hopper House Art Center
Rockland Center for the Arts
Historical Society of the Nyacks
Johnny Apollo
p. ross
The Corner Frame Shop

Art Events

Hopper Happens
Flash Sketch Mob
Art Walk
First Fridays

­Shops and Restaurants (for viewing artwork)

Maria Luisa Boutique
Art Cafe
Metal and Stone Fine Jewelers

(*) Arthur Gunther, writing on the Edward Hopper House Art Center website.


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