Basilica Hudson

Basilica Hudson

Basilica Hudson is a nonprofit multidisciplinary art center in Hudson, New York in the Hudson Valley. This arts center is housed in a solar-powered reclaimed 18880s industrial factory. Over 20,000 visitors come through the doors of Basilica Hudson every season to witness and enjoy music festivals, marketplace events, film screenings, artist residents, public installations, weekly concerts or art series, and community gatherings.

The mission is to support the creation production, and presentation of independent arts and culture in the Hudson Valley. It also strives to draw limitless inspiration from the beauty of the surrounding city of Hudson.

In 2020, Hudson Basilica celebrated its 10th anniversary with BASILICA GREEN – their environmental advocacy commitment. This project strives to support equitable and sustainable community development in Hudson and the surrounding region and is a point of cultural activism to regenerate the planet, people, and economy.


The factory from the 1880s was used as a forge and foundry for steel railway wheels, used as a knitting mill, and produced glue through the 1980s. Today, the building has been stripped down to its architectural bones, keeping the industrial feeling with large windows, brick walls, terracotta ceiling tiles, and a steel truss system.

In 2010, previous owner Patrick Doyle met with Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone, the founders of Basilica Hudson, to take over the building. Once it was in their possession the space was filled with artists they loved producing music and film. Doyle wanted the building to be used as a platform for unconventional art experiences, and that is exactly what it’s used for today.


The majority of programs at Basilica Hudson are free or on a sliding scale for prices. Programs coming this summer include the Basilica Farm & Flea in late July featuring local crafts and designs made by regional vendors along with locally sourced, farm-fresh foods. This market comes around three times a year, in summer, the spring market in May, and the Holiday market on Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy the Non-Fiction Screening Series from June through September to watch documentary films for free that have been produced and directed by local emerging filmmakers. View a full calendar of events here.

Take Amtrak to Basilica Hudson

Witness some incredible local art via Amtrak to Hudson Station.