The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art is committed to interdisciplinary educational programs that enrich the city of Peekskill, a multicultural community that has recreated itself as a major arts destination. We currently offer the following programs:

FAMILY ART DAY: Once a month we hold an art activity for you to do with your children. The art lessons are related to the current exhibitions at HVCCA. The lessons can take about two hours and usually include a family friendly tour of the exhibition..

THE BANNER PROJECT will bring together six to eight artists to mentor over 300 youth to create a large-scale community engaged art installation. “A city with public art is a city that thinks, feels and grows.”

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM offers studio space, living quarters and a stipend for extended periods of concentrated on-site studio work and community discourse.

HVCCA BOOK CLUB: a free monthly meeting. Where we will informally discuss a selected work of fiction or non-fiction—focused on the visual arts, of course!

PUBLIC TILE PROJECT calls upon 2000 students to design tiles for a trail from the Peekskill Train Station to the HVCCA. The project is the brainchild of Dr. Livia Straus, and artists Sarah Haviland and Jo-Ann Brody.

HVCCA also offers a number of educational opportunities for adults, such as lectures, video screenings, panel discussions and special events related to the exhibition program. We welcome groups of all ages for GUIDED TOURS that can be suited to focus on specific galleries, artists, permanent installations, or special exhibitions.

HVCCA education programs are supported in part by: