Community Groups

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild


34 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498
845.679.2079
845.679.4529
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The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild (WBG) is a marriage between two historic organizations, the Woodstock Guild of Craftsmen, founded in 1939, and the Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony, founded in 1903. In 1976, Peter Whitehead, the last surviving son of the founder, left the mountainside Colony with its 30 arts and crafts buildings to the Guild of Craftsmen. Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild was born, and has grown into a vibrant multi-arts organization. The WBG is both a presenting and an educational organization. It hosts exhibitions and performances by some of the finest artists working today and serves emerging artists through classes and residencies. Its facilities include a shop and gallery/performance space in the center of the village as well as the historic Byrdcliffe Colony. White Pines, the Arts and Crafts style residence of the founding family, is being restored and will house an extensive collection of pottery, furniture, painting, metalwork, and weaving that was produced Byrdcliffe. At present, parts of the collection are on display; items still in storage are available to scholars on request. Selected objects can be viewed online.The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild (WBG) provides the opportunity for people to discover and develop their creative and artistic spirit. Dedicated to the preservation of the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony as an arts haven, natural environment, and historic site, the organization's goal is to present and foster the creative arts for the enjoyment and education of the people of Woodstock, the region, and beyond.

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Executive Director
Carla , T. Smith
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