Discovering Street Art in Beacon New York

November 20, 2010 MuseumChick

Mr. MuseumChick and I have been sitting on the floor and eating off of a Tupperware box since we moved back from Paris and we were in desperate need to get our place together to finally have some friends over.

In a search to find some unique furniture for my new NYC apartment, I headed out of the city to one of my favorite small New York State towns, Beacon. I couldn’t believe I was going to take the Metro North for 2 hours and not see my favorite contemporary art space, the Dia Art Foundation, that is located in walking distance from the Beacon train stop, but I was on a mission to get this apartment furnished. And to my delight I found some cool art just walking around this quaint historic town.

Beacon is an awesome day trip for those New Yorkers looking to escape the city crunch and concrete. Main St. in Beacon is home to many coffee shops, antique furniture stores and my favorite place to eat there, the organic restaurant/cafe, Homespun Foods.

Beacon New York Art

Beacon New York Art

I walked the whole length of Main St. to the quiet Hudson river offshoot that runs through the town.

Beacon New York Art

Beacon New York Art

Railroad tracks and warehouses accompany the river making for a haven for street artists looking to make a statement with illustrations and paint.

Beacon New York Art

Beacon New York Art

Beacon New York Art

Beacon New York Art

Beacon New York Art

Beacon New York Art

Beacon New York Art

Beacon New York Art




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  1. alisha 11.20.2010

    I'll be going there next week! Super excited to revisit Beacon – and not just for the train station.

  2. Ashley 11.20.2010

    Love your photos – great street art! I'm particularly fond of the Ronald McDonald.