The first and only Catskill Kunsthalle

Exhibition image from "NADA X Foreland". Credit Alon Koppel.

the project

Located in Catskill, NY along the banks of the tidal Catskill Creek, the buildings of Foreland were erected in the mid-1800s as mills producing uniforms for Union Soldiers during the Civil War. After sitting dormant for decades, the three historic structures that comprise the Foreland Development have been reimagined as a mecca for the contemporary art world.

Our 85,000 square foot campus includes contemporary art galleries, artist studios, food and beverage programs, coworking, special projects, and unparalleled Hudson Valley wedding venues for private rentals.

Foreland participates in a long history of artist-run, artist-occupied industrial buildings. In this spirit, the campus uniquely serves 21st-century arts and artists through modern, progressive programming within historically-inspired, functionalist grounds.

We humbly recognize that the Catskills are ancestral territory for the Muhheaconneok (or Mohican) people, who are the indigenous peoples of the land on which our buildings stand.


Foreland Team From Left: Sam, Wesley, Stef, Mike, Bennett, & Jesse.

Our Team

Watching her peers face the difficulties of finding adequate and affordable workspace in New York City, artist Stef Halmos embarked on a grand-scale project to unite a vibrant community of artists and craftsmen under one roof. Gazing at what would become the Flagship Building from across Catskill Creek, Stef saw it as a magnificent cliff perched against the water...better known as a "foreland".

After four years of work by the Halmos family and their teams, the three structures of the Foreland Campus have been developed with a new model of art world in mind: one of economic sustainability, moxie, and a shifting paradigm towards the success of art and artists.

Our team is a scrappy, dedicated group of creative thinkers and skilled contractors who work to continually improve the facilities and business that comprise the Foreland development. We don't believe in titles, but we do believe in accountability.


Emily Jockel, Project Architect of David Bers Architecture, designed what is now the Flagship building of the Campus.

Liam Turkle Architect, a full-service firm based in Hudson, NY, was selected to collaborate on the Book House and Front buildings.