We envision a world made better through the power of music and the arts.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, is committed to building upon our rich history of peace and music by providing extraordinary experiences and access to the arts.

With each passing year, it is clear that the most significant part of our story is the people who have touched our organization through giving or volunteering their time.  

We are committed to:

  • ACCESS TO THE ARTS. Making music, visual, performing, and creative arts programs available and accessible to the community, regardless of ability to pay.
  • SHARED AND TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCES. Developing and promoting unique experiences that help people of all ages discover the arts, tap into their creative potential, and share their passions and talents with new audiences.
  • PRESERVATION AND INTERPRETATION OF THE 1969 WOODSTOCK SITE. Carrying on the history, spirit, and learnings of the 1960s and the Woodstock Music & Art Fair through our museum and its programs.