All the arts are alive in Pawling starting with the Pawling Concert Series. Now celebrating its 45th season, the Concert Series brings exceptional talent from around the world to the campus of Trinity-Pawling School. The free "Music by the Lake" series brings popular music to the shores of Lakeside Park every summer. And there is the Pawling Public Radio’s "SummerFest" concert, which celebrates all the performing arts.
There are exhibits of works of art in all mediums in various venues.
There are exhibits of works of art in all mediums in various venues. Other venues include the Book Cove and McKinney & Doyle. The ArtEast organization sponsors its annual Artwalk tour where you can visit the studios of many local artists. The Akin Hall Library and Museums presents a juried art show every year, as does the FrOGS organization, whose Art Show takes place at Lankler Hall on Quaker Hill. Hundreds of artists from children to adults participate.
The performing arts can be experienced on Pawling Public Radio, with such programming as "The Theater Hour" that brings back classic radio performances. Speaking of theater, since 1898 the Pawling Shakespeare Club stands as one of the oldest continuous cultural groups in the area.