The Stray Cat Gallery is part of the On Site center of the Dancing Cat Saloon and Catskill Distilleryon 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 exclusive 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 and Tom Holmes

Roving pieces of work by Kurt Fritchie,  Ray Fiero, John Adams, Charlie Dill, Evelyn (whose unique Cow Paintings grace the wall of the Dancing Cat Saloon), Joan Giordano, Lori Horowitz and many other local 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 out 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.

In 2016, we brought on a real stray cat - Cleopatra. She is on duty 24/7! 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!

CLEOPATRA - The Actual Stray Cat




2032 State Rte 17B • Bethel, NY 12720 •
Gallery hours: Hours by appointment only for Winter

Phone: 845/583-3141 ext. 101 • Text 845/796-8643