Basilica Hudson is a non-profit multidisciplinary arts center in Hudson, NY, supporting the creation, production and presentation of independent and innovative arts and culture while fostering sustainable community. Founded in 2010 by musician Melissa Auf der Maur and filmmaker Tony Stone, Basilica Hudson makes its home in a spectacular solar-powered reclaimed 1880s industrial factory on the waterfront of the historic City of Hudson. Weekend destination events comprise the core of Basilica Hudson’s music, performance, film, food and literary programming, alongside regular film screenings series, art exhibitions, and other community gatherings.
Deeply rooted in its community, Basilica Hudson has evolved in tandem with the City of Hudson’s ongoing transformation and has drawn inspiration for its mission and programs from the city’s eclectic and epic history, as well as the regional geography and history. Through its programs, Basilica Hudson invites audiences to discover Hudson and the region, and strives to forge experiences that aspire to the scale, grit and beauty of its surroundings. Historic Hudson serves as a gateway to riches of the Hudson Valley, and reflecting the historical and agricultural spirit of the region, the city is increasingly recognized as a destination for music, food, art, antique, vintage, and history enthusiasts.
The spectacular building, a glorious industrial church (an 1880s factory space that has seen many iterations, from forge and foundry through knitting mill through glue factory and now an arts center) serves as a muse for the cultural program, offering a striking backdrop to all of Basilica Hudson’s programs. The broad range of programming is presented April to November each year, and welcomes a range of local, regional and national audiences.
Please consider making a donation! Contributions for the charitable purposes of Basilica Hudson are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. We are dreaming big and every dollar counts! You can nurture our efforts by making a tax-deductible donation.
Basilica Hudson is ADA accessible. Learn more HERE