Art, on the Farm

Collaborative Concepts @ Saunders Farm, a Hudson Valley art event that traditionally draws some 800 visitors a day, will mark its 10th anniversary this year.

Collaborative Concepts, a nonprofit, non-membership organization of professional artists, brings together sculpture and installations by more than 70 participants on the rolling fields of the 140-acre, 18th-century farm in Garrison.

Artists are given the chance to experiment on a large scale, creating work that will be displayed throughout the farm with the public welcome to wander through the fields, alongside the cows and horses, to view the art.

Many of the artists are from Westchester and Putnam counties and Connecticut, though the reach extends to Dutchess and Rockland counties, across the country and even internationally.

The exhibition is open daily, from 10 a.m. to dusk, from Aug. 31 to Oct. 31.

An opening reception will be held Sept. 5. A program of performance art – five pieces billed as “Something for Everyone” and curated by artist and art historian Marcy B. Freedman – will be featured from 2 to 6 p.m., with music from 3:30 to 6.

Participants are invited to bring a picnic and blanket. (The rain date is Sept. 6).

A mid-run reception is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 (rain date Oct. 4) and will include a program of dance, opera and theater.

The farm is at 853 Old Albany Post Road. Admission and parking are free. For more, visit

– Mary Shustack

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