Manor Gearing Up for Tenth Annual Trout Parade

Banner for the 10th Annual Livingston Manor Trout Parade, artwork by Elizabeth Ennis.
Banner for the 10th Annual Livingston Manor Trout Parade, artwork by Elizabeth Ennis.

 June 8 Parade Will Be Dedicated to Barry Foster

Attention local businesses, community groups, schools, artists, musicians, performance groups and more! The 10th annual Trout Parade, Sullivan County’s own version of Mardi Gras, is scheduled for Saturday, June 8 in Livingston Manor, NY, rain or shine. The Catskill Art Society invites you to “Boogie Down” and take part in the region’s funkiest community parade and street fair.

Individuals and groups that would like to dress in costume, decorate a bicycle, design a float, dance down Main Street, show off classic cars, make some music, or present a performance are welcome to participate in the Trout Parade. Your presentation can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be.

The 10th Annual Trout Parade is dedicated to the memory of Barry Foster, who as emcee for eight years infused the parade with all the energy and humor to keep it going on its wiggling way.  Barry passed away this year on April 19, but his spirit is such to keep the Trout Parade going for a long time to come.

The 2013 Trout Parade will step-off promptly at 1:00 p.m., led by the honorary “Sturgeon General” and featuring a wide variety of music, entertainment and floats representing local businesses, organizations and performance groups from this area and beyond. Look for pre-parade entertainment to include stilt-walkers from the NaCl Theatre, performers from Catskill Puppet Theatre, face painting by Miss Sunshine, and much more. Throughout the festivities, Wilkes and Bernard Photography will provide professional instant portraits of you and your family at the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main Street, with proceeds to benefit CAS.

We hope you’ll join in the fun. There is no cost to participate and hundreds come to see the Trout Parade each year. It’s also in support of a good cause. Don’t let this parade pass you by!

Catskill Art Society is producing this year’s Trout Parade in partnership with the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce, and with support from businesses and individuals from around the community. Proceeds from the parade will benefit the Arts and Music programs at the Livingston Manor Central School, and the Catskill Art Society.

To celebrate the milestone of the Trout Parade’s 10th Anniversary, the CAS Arts Center is assembling a special exhibit to showcase the event’s history and celebrate the joy of fishing. CAS is seeking artwork and artifacts featuring fish to represent this central part of our community’s identity. This exhibit will be on display for one week through this year’s Trout Parade, and participants are welcome to “borrow” their work to use in the Parade!

All original artwork, photographs, historical artifacts, and unique fishing paraphernalia is welcome for submission.There is no fee to submit work. All pieces should be delivered ready to hang or display by Tuesday, May 28. Please include a brief note outlining the work’s origin and description, as well as its title and artist’s name if known.

For more information and details on how to participate in the 2013 Trout Parade or become a sponsor, please contact the Catskill Art Society at 845-436-4227 or You can also find the Trout Parade on Facebook at


CAS Seeks Art and Art Enthusiasts for SHHH! Silent Auction Benefit

“No Wider Than Earth and Sky,” ceramic bowl by Carol Grocki Lewis
“No Wider Than Earth and Sky,” ceramic bowl by Carol Grocki Lewis

The Catskill Art Society proudly presents SHHH! CAS Silent Auction Benefit, an exhibition of work by local artists to benefit the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor.  This exhibition will feature works by local artists that visitors can bid on, win, and take home the day the exhibition closes.  Participating artists and donors at press time, who generously contributed their work, include: Andrea Brown, Suzanne BeVier, Ilene Ferber, Gordon Gilbert, Ramona Jan, Bruce Janklow, Kath Lambert, Carol Grocki Lewis, Valerie Mansi, Judith Meyerowitz, Nick Roes, Ginger Smith, Val Taggart, Naomi Teppich, Ted Waddell, Rosanne Wellmaker, and Nancy Wells.

Gallery hours for this exhibition are Thursday – Saturday from 11am–6pm, Sunday 11am-3pm.  The CAS Arts Center is wheelchair accessible.

The Catskill Art Society welcomes additional contributions of original art from artists and collectors in the community. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit the CAS Arts Center in its proposed renovation and expansion into a second floor performance and meeting space. All artwork should be delivered to CAS at 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor by Sunday, May 5. For more information, please contact Bradley Diuguid, Executive Director at

May 11, 2013 4-6pm – Opening Reception

The Catskill Art Society will be hosting a free opening reception for its new exhibition, SHHH! CAS Silent Auction Benefit. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served.

May 26, 2013 4-7pm – Closing Event: Tri-State Beer Tasting Showcase

The Catskill Art Society will be hosting the Tri-State Beer Tasting Showcase, a special closing event for its new exhibition, SHHH! CAS Silent Auction Benefit.  Tickets include hors d’oeuvres and beverages for visitors age 21 and over.  Proceeds benefit the CAS Arts Center.

About Catskill Art Society: Catskill Art Society is a non-profit cultivating public interest, participation, and enjoyment of the arts. Through its multi-arts center, CAS explores contemporary art practices and facilitates creative and professional development for established and emerging artists. Located in Livingston Manor, the renovated 4,500+ square foot facility includes a designated fine arts gallery, a large multi-purpose space, a pottery studio, a painting studio, and a digital arts lab. For more information, please visit

Quilts Celebrating Nature Closing with Trunk Show

“Waya” by Katharina Litchman focuses on the plight of the wolf in the US.
“Waya” by Katharina Litchman focuses on the plight of the wolf
in the US.

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY —   The Seventh Annual “ Great Outdoors – Quilts
Celebrating Nature” show is on exhibit through May 5th at Morgan Outdoors,
46 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY.

On the closing day of the show, Sunday, May 5th, at 12:30pm, participating
quilter, Katharina Litchman, will present a Trunk Show that demonstrates
the breadth of her work in fiber art wall hangings and larger quilts.
Katharina is an inductee into the Catskill Quilters Hall of Fame and
member of the Fiber Revolution. She lives in White Sulphur Springs. NY.

The exhibition was curated by talented quilter Sally Abrams and includes a
child-friendly “Eye Spy” game to keep the younger set engaged.

Also closing on May 5th at the CAS Arts Center is the annual CAS Sullivan
County High School Art Show. Featuring three hundred artworks by high
school students from all eight of the county’s districts (Eldred,
Fallsburg, Liberty, Livingston Manor, Monticello, Roscoe, Sullivan West
and Tri-Valley) and SC BOCES, this annual exhibition celebrates the
creativity and expression of our region’s youth.

The CAS Arts Center is next door to Morgan Outdoors at 48 Main street in
Livingston Manor, NY

Morgan Outdoors is located at 46 Main Street, Livingston Manor. For more
information, call 845/439 5507. Hours are 10am – 6pm , Mon, Thur, Fri,
Sat. and 10-4 Sunday.

Spring 2013 Passport to Main Street Livingston Manor


• You must spend $10 or more during a single visit (except CAS Arts Center – Visiting exhibiton earns sticker.)
• Passports with four or more stickers qualify for the Grand Prize Drawing
• Turn in Passport to Morgan Outdoors or Main Street Farm by Monday, May 28th at 5:00 PM to enter.
• Drawing takes place Monday, May 28th at 5:30 PM.

We look forward to seeing you!