37 Main Street     Narrowsburg, New York 12764     845.252.7576

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) grew out of a grass roots movement to make the arts central to rural life.

Founded in 1976 by a group of citizens and arts professionals who were committed to developing, nurturing, presenting and promoting the arts and artists, DVAA has acted as steward for the arts in the Sullivan County-Upper Delaware Valley area for twenty-four years.

DVAA's current programs and services include year-round exhibitions of contemporary art and film; authors appearances; Jazzfest; Riverfest; production of the bi-monthly cultural calendar and Artsletter; a grant program that funds over twenty area organizations annually; advocacy; and technical assistance for local arts groups.  DVAA is located in the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY.  For more information call 845-252-7576

For further information about The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance please visit our website at:


DVAA Arts building on Main Street in Narrowsburg, New York





"Riverfest" artist draws a crowd of aspiring young models.


Monthly exhibitions of area artists at the DVAA gallery.

The Delaware Valley Opera

Delaware Valley Opera, a small regional opera company, performs two full opera productions per year at their home, the Tusten Theatre in Narrowsburg.  


Beyond full opera productions, DVO presents recitals, and school assembly programs and sponsors workshops in voice and acting for singers. Some of DVO's singers have grown up with the company, having started out as children in the chorus over a dozen years ago. For more information call 845-252-3136

The Tusten Theatre

Tusten Theatre is a town-owned former movie house.  Renovated and reopened in 1991 through a partnership between Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Sullivan County Planning Department and the Town of Tusten, the Tusten Theatre, located on Bridge Street in Narrowsburg, plays host to live concerts, theatre, opera and film events. For a schedule of events call 845-252-7576.


The Delaware Arts Center

Delaware Arts Center, at 37 Main Street, was purchased by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance in 1981.  The building was the first in the Upper Delaware Valley to be designated to the National Register of Historic Places (1986).  The Arts Center houses galleries, a small rehearsal and lecture hall, and the offices of the DelawareValley Arts Alliance and Delaware Valley Opera.


The Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra

Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra has grown from a small wind trio (the Ill Winds Chamber Ensemble founded in 1978) to a 16-piece ensemble.  The orchestra performs annually in "Music of Our Time," a concert celebrating the work of living area composers and can be heard at the performances of Delaware Valley Opera.



RiverFest is Narrowsburg's music, art and  environmental festival held annually on the 4th Sunday of July from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., on Main Street.   The event includes live music, fine arts and crafts booths, performance art, and an auction of posters created by area artists.


"Artists of the Upper Delaware Valley"

Frank Holmes; "Interior with Obelisk",

44" x 60", oil on canvas,  1993


"Artists of the Upper Delaware Valley"

Margo Spoerri; "Garden Border",

48" x 36", oil on panel,  1995


"Artists of the Upper Delaware Valley"

Douglas Craft; "Campeche" (diptych),

60" x 96", acrylic and collage on canvas,  1987