The artcentric Wassaic Project Summer Festival has reached the age of 10. Wassaic Project programming runs year-round, but on Saturday, August 4, the Wassaic Project hosts a jubilant, wild flagship celebration: a mix of art, music, dance and film in the Town of Wassaic.
This year’s festival commences at the Luther Barn Field and will run until late in the evening. Some of this year’s music performers include Underground System, Innov Gnawa, Square Peg Round Hole, Chuño and Miles Francis. The 2018 dance lineup includes dance-performer alumni/ae from previous Wassaic Summer Festivals, including Esther Baker-Tarpaga & Heidi Wiren Bartlett with Adama Diarra, The Space We Make (Simon Thomas-Train & Caitlin Scholl), DavaMike (Davalois Fearon & Mike McGinnis) and others.
Film screenings will take place in the Luther Barn Auction Ring, including a short-film program. The summer art exhibition, “Change of State,” will be open all day, as will the Art Nest, the Festival’s free artmaking space for kids. There is also a full schedule of art lectures.
As always, the Festival is free to attend, but visitors are encouraged to register in advance. For registration and a complete schedule of events, visit www.wassaicproject.org. The Luther Barn Field is located at 17 Furnace Bank Road in Wassaic.