The Wallkill River School is a nonprofit artists' cooperative that runs an art school and fine art gallery as well as a plein air art workshop series on local farms and open spaces. Our mission is to preserve open space through art and art activism, and create economic opportunities for Orange County artists. We have published a local foods cookbook for Orange County based on what our farms grow, when it's in season, and where to find it.
We run a gallery representing 40 Orange County based artists featured in monthly exhibits, with an art leasing program, and apprenticeship program to encourage the next generation of emerging artists. We run an art school that offers fine art instruction for adults and children in painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, clay, and offers many regional artists the opportunity to teach their skill. We have been called "Orange County's first homegrown arts movement" by Hudson Valley Magazine and the Times Herald Record.