News: Call for Art at the Catskill Interpretive Center

The CIC is located at 5096 Route 28 in the Village of Mt. Tremper
The Catskill Center has recently announced a Call for Art for sculpture which will be displayed at the outdoor sculpture park at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC), located on Route 28. Art selected by the jury will be on display for one year beginning in early July 2016.

Sculptors interested in exhibiting their work in the 2016-2017 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition should submit a proposal by April 1 to Katie Palm at the Catskill Center, A jury of artists, art organization leaders, and community members will select pieces for the exhibit. The guidelines for submitting proposals can be downloaded from the Catskill Center.  Questions regarding the CIC Outdoor Sculpture exhibit can be addressed to Katie Palm at (845) 586-2611.

The CIC is a partnership between the Catskill Center and the New York State DEC with major support from New York City DEP, Catskill Watershed Corporation, other local non-profit organizations.  The Catskill Center manages and operates the CIC. The CIC boasts beautiful meadows and a nature trail through wetlands, over hills, and along the banks of the Esopus. The Interpretive Center hosts a three dimensional topographic map of the region as well as interactive touch panels to help visitors and residents alike plan a visit to the Catskill Park and Forest Preserve.

Need more information on hiking and planning your 
trips to the Catskills and the Catskill Park?

Read up on the Catskill Park at our Catskill Mountains Information Page for hikes, advice, travel and planning information.  We have a Guide to Hiking in the Catskills available and on our sister site, ReviewThis is a Guide to visiting the Catskill Park.

Need a hiking map for your hikes in the Catskills?  We recommend the Trail Conference's Catskills Trails 6-Map Set.  These maps are the best available for hiking and outdoor adventures in the Catskills and the Catskill Park. The Catskill Center offers a regional map of the Catskills that provides an excellent overview of the region, it's roadways, attractions and trails.  National Geographic Trails Illustrated also produces a map for the region. 

How about a guidebook?  Both AMC and ADK publish trail guides to the Catskill Region and thAdventures in the Outdoors Bookstore carries many more books and maps that will help you as you hike and explore the Catskill Mountains region. 

If you are looking for more information about the extensive history of the Catskill Mountains and the Catskill Park, we would suggest reading The Catskills, From Wilderness to Woodstock and The Catskill Park, Inside the Blue Line. For the most comprehensive natural history of the Catskill Park and the Forests of the Catskill region, we recommend reading The Catskill Forest, a History by Michael Kudish.