Basilica Hudson, a nonprofit arts center in Hudson N.Y., aims to foster a more sustainable community, ecology and economy through advocacy and innovative multidisciplinary programming.

Basilica welcomes over 40,000 visitors each season to genre-pushing music festivals, large scale market place events, a regular film screenings series and artist in residency program, eclectic performances, public art installations and other community gatherings. The majority of its programs are free or sliding scale.

Deeply rooted in its community, Basilica Hudson has evolved in tandem with the City of Hudson’s ongoing transformation. It draws inspiration for its mission and programming from the city’s epic history, as well as the region’s legacy for environmental advocacy. Through its programs, Basilica Hudson supports the creation, production and presentation of independent arts and culture, and strives to forge experiences that aspire to the scale, grit and beauty of its surroundings.


Basilica Hudson is housed in a spectacular solar powered 1880s factory located on the Hudson River. The building has seen many iterations, from forge and foundry for steel railway wheels, to knitting mill, to a glue factory through the 1980s and now an arts center, offering a striking backdrop to all of Basilica Hudson’s programs. 

Having gained 501(c)(3) non-profit status in 2015, Basilica Hudson continues to grow and evolve sustainably, affording the residents of Hudson and beyond ample opportunity to engage and exchange down at the Hudson waterfront.

Read more about our history on our FAQ page.


  • Melissa Auf der Maur, Co-Founder and Director
  • Tony Stone, Co-Founder
  • Jennifer Patton, Deputy Director
  • Allison Young, Development and Marketing Manager
  • Roman Horst, Operations Coordinator
  • Liz Shaw, Rentals Coordinator
  • David Szlasa, Basilica Green Designer and Project Manager
  • Rebeccah Johnson, Bookkeeper
  • Erin Brew, Bookkeeper


  • Sotirios Kotoulas, Board Chair
  • Melissa Auf der Maur, Interim Treasurer
  • Katie Higgins, Secretary
  • Cecil Castellucci
  • Sonia Skindrud
  • Marc Swanson
  • John Pelosi
  • Cathryn Dwyre
  • Cassandra Marketos
  • Becky Foon
  • Aisha Yusuf