Kentucky Derby Art Show

Thalheimer Hall, Maplebrook School

May. 6, 2017, 12:00 am

5142 Route 22
Phone (845) 373-9511

Hidden away in the eastern hills of the Hudson Valley in Dutchess County is one of the region’s loveliest art shows: Maplebrook School’s spring art show. The show began in 1984 and has been held annually for 33 years with just one brief hiatus.

Regional artists from the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas will represent a wide variety of media. Art buyers and enthusiasts are certain to enjoy the pastels, watercolors, oils, photography and sculpture that will be for sale during the event which continues after the opening on the weekends of May 13-14 and 20-21 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM through June 4th, or by appointment.

The grand opening reception is free and open to the public beginning at 4:00 PM on May 6th and coincides with the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. Samples of traditional Kentucky Derby foods prepared by regional chefs and other culinary delights will be provided by area restaurants. Millbrook Winery wine along with other beverages and mint juleps will be served. A LIVE broadcast of the Kentucky Derby will be shown on multiple large screen televisions and a modified form of betting will allow the audience to pick their favorite winners and get close to the action. The Salisbury Band will play “My Old Kentucky Home” and many other great old time songs.

Proceeds from the event will be utilized for Maplebrook’s fine arts program as well as campus development projects. Since its inception, the annual art show and sale has raised over $375,000 to benefit Maplebrook.

Maplebrook School is an international, co-educational boarding/day school for students between the ages of 11 and 22 with complex learning differences and/or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Established in 1945, Maplebrook has an ungraded curriculum that focuses on individual learning styles in all areas of instruction such as academics, social skills and vocational training. A warm and caring, homelike atmosphere is provided with a full range of enrichment activities that include the arts and athletics.

For more information, please call Tabitha Brewer at (845) 373-9511, Ext. 257

Tabitha Brewer
Special Events Coordinator
Maplebrook School Foundation
845-373-9511 Ext 257
[email protected]

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