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September 1, 2015 AT 10:00 am

Adafruit visits the Wassaic Project #ArtTuesday @wassaicproject

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This past weekend I took a trip to see the Wassaic Project in upstate New York. It’s about an hour and a half outside of New York City and if you get the chance to visit I highly recommend it! The space itself is a big draw – a converted mill that has been made into a 7 story gallery space. Most of the art is available for purchase if you are interested in buying as well as looking! More about the Wassaic Project from their site:

The Wassaic Project programs music, art, dance and film at a level of excellence seldom available as such an intimate experience. The buildings that the project occupies, a converted grain elevator turned exhibition space, and an auction barn turned studio and workshop, are unique and historic.

In addition to producing excellent cultural programming, the Wassaic Project has become a constant economic stimulus in the Wassaic and Dutchess County region. The artists and staff increase the downtown population by 10%, and exhibitions and events bring a steady stream of visitors to the hamlet while the Wassaic Project sustains a deep commitment to the history of our buildings and townspeople, and the beauty of our location…

The Wassaic Project’s location in a refurbished mill and livestock auction house adds to the unique atmosphere and achievements of this organization. While it primarily functions as a dynamic arts residency and exhibition space, The Wassaic Project also doubles as a restoration venture that is breathing life back into the town’s historic buildings.

There’s a new art exhibition every summer – this year’s was called Deep End:

Deep End, the Wassaic Project’s eighth Summer exhibition, draws inspiration from J. G. Ballard’s post-apocalyptic short story of Earth’s last remaining men fighting to hold on to a love, life, and their humanity. The exhibition explores themes of the strange, dystopian, supernatural, and end of world, while showcasing the work of more than 60 emerging artists, over 90% of whom are former Wassaic Artist Residents.

Here’s some photos I took while visiting.

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Of course I had to take a selfie in this amazing mirror!

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Read more about the Wassaic Project here.


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