The Stray Cat Gallery is part of the On Site center of the Dancing Cat Saloon and Catskill Distilling Company on Route 17B in Bethel, NY, a stone’s throw from the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival.

It showcases the formidable talents of a bevy of artists, with exhibits both inside and out. The restored building is a little piece of local history; Previously the Kootz family residence we believe it to be the first house built in the hamlet of Bethel and the Bethel one room schoolhouse was on the adjoining field.

Inside the charming, intimate space are:

Photographs by Jerry Cohen, the Stray Cat photographer, posters, photographs and books by our friend Elliott Landy, renown rock & roll photographer who photographed the Woodstock Festival, the 60’s era and did the album covers for the Band and Bob Dylan.

Jason Laure, also well known rock & roll photographer who photographed the Woodstock Festival, Filmore East and the 60’s.

Sculpture on view outside and inside by Dennis Folz, Paul Stark, Tom Holmes and Janet Rutkowski.

Roving pieces of work by Kim Lee Flynn, Kurt Fritchie, Ray Fiero, John Adams, Charlie Dill, Evelyn (whose unique Cow Paintings grace the wall of the Dancing Cat Saloon), Joan Giordano,Eleanor’s Lecei, Lori Horowitz, Gary Lasher, David Klass, Robert Berner and many other artists…. and by local, we include our wonderful and talented second home community along with our home grown artists!

The Bio’s and the stories of the artists will be added to the site soon along with an online store on our facebook site

There will be Book, Poster and Art signings combined with History events about the original Woodstock Festival and many other interesting, fun and community minded projects are in planning.

Tom Cat and Sweetie Pie, our two Red (Stray) Cats live on site. We also have outside seating and a place to tie up Rover while you browse.

All events will be on our E-Mail list, so sign up on line at so you will be in the know for what’s coming up.

Our E-mail includes coming events for the Dancing Cat Saloon, The Catskill Distilling Company and the Stray Cat Gallery. E-mail for Feedback, Ideas, Questions or Appointments!

Stray Cat Gallery

The Art of Peace on the Field by
Janet Rutkowski.