Support Constellation, the Hudson Valley's Premier Outdoor Art Installation

Posted on 12/22/15 11:13 AM



Artist Melissa McGill recently released a new video of Constellation, her public art piece installed among the ruins of the Bannerman Castle on an island in the Hudson River. The latest video provides a stunning bird's eye view of the island and the installation itself. Niche played a part in this large-scale project by making the Sapphire glass orbs that create the "stars" of the "constellation." 



A Procrastinator's Guide to Holiday Shopping at New Beacon Businesses

Posted on 12/18/15 1:41 PM

This is it - the last weekend you have to shop for Christmas! Haven't started yet? Now is the time to show these four new Beacon businesses some love for your last minute gift-giving needs.



December's Second Saturday in Beacon

Posted on 12/11/15 2:56 PM

Second Saturday is the best time to visit our hometown, Beacon, New York. Art events, gallery openings and holiday sales will be popping up in store fronts up and down Main Street. With forecasts upwards of 60 degrees this Saturday, strolling around outside will be a seasonal treat. Don't miss these great events that are sure to get you into the holiday spirit!


Finch visits & Picks up New Pendant Lighting for Hudson, New York Shop

Posted on 12/2/15 1:59 PM



Handmade in the Hudson Valley: 4 Places to Shop This Holiday Season

Posted on 11/20/15 1:20 PM

Niche is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the wonderful, handmade products that you can find in New York's Hudson Valley. There is so much more to discover from local makers — jewelry, furniture, leather goods, textiles, ceramics, hot sauce - you name it! Get your holiday gift shopping done by visiting one (or all four) of these Hudson Valley markets featuring local makers and artisans.


Constellation, Large-scale Installation, Featured in Upstater Magazine

Posted on 11/16/15 4:07 PM



Beacon, New York Welcomes New Businesses

Posted on 10/21/15 2:05 PM

In recent years, many Hudson Valley towns have experienced a renaissance of new businesses and organizations. Beacon has most definitely been at the forefront of the business boom. Here are five new Beacon businesses you don't want to miss!




Artist Melissa McGill Releases Constellation Book

Posted on 10/16/15 11:36 AM



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Posted on 7/1/15 4:30 PM



Constellation Opening Night a Success!

Posted on 6/29/15 4:53 PM

It was a dark and stormy night...and despite the ominous weather, supporters and spectators gathered to witness the opening of public art installation, Constellation last night. Local artist Melissa McGill presented the launch of her large-scale piece on a specially-made overlook near the Breakneck train stop off Route 9D between Beacon and Cold Spring. While the area is clearly marked with signs leading to the path, a neon-lit ice cream truck, Sweet Central Express, also marked the way. Guests parked along Route 9D or took the free shuttle buses to the viewing area. Huddled together in rain jackets and umbrellas, McGill took to the platform and introduced her project - a series of glass "stars" made by Niche, suspended on 40 to 80-foot high poles, creating the illusion of a constellation in the night sky and completing the missing pieces of the decrepit Bannerman Castle.