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August 15, 2022 - November 25, 2022
All Day
Easthampton, MA 01027
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Art In the Orchard 2022 - The Sixth Invitational

Monday, August 15, 2022

"In between the Juried Biennial installations we put together a crowd pleasing invitational exhibition. We show some of the classic works from the past biennial and present a new themed show typically showcasing two artists. For 2022 we will feature Gerald Clark working with stone and Mark Fenwick with sculptures in wood. This fun and interesting show will contain over 30 works. We have nicknamed this year "The Hidden Gem" because these artists are among the most remarkable that we have run across in our twelve years and both deserve exposure and recognition. Something fun, something sad, a few head-scratchers and, who knows, some serious work that deserves a critical look by the art community."

Art In the Orchard is a walking sculpture trail which winds through our productive fruit gardens.  The self-guided trail is about a half-mile long.  A walk through the labyrinth adds about a quarter mile.  This year's exhibition will feature jury selected works by 30 sculptors.

Park Hill Orchard is a working fruit farm and the sculpture exhibition begins and ends with our harvest season.  Visitors are strongly encouraged to partake in the flavorful tree-ripe fruit we produce by experiencing the PYO gardens or purchasing fruit and treats in the farm stand.

Regarding Price: To clear up any confusion. You are allowed to make a voluntary donation to AiO at the trailhead. The sign suggests $5 per person or $20 per group or family. But your donation is voluntary and walking the sculpture trail is free. People who can should give more.

  • Please wear shoes and clothing appropriate for walking around farm fields and trails.
  • Well behaved and leashed dogs may come to the sculpture trail but please no dogs in the PYO fruit areas.
  • There is no charge for parking. 

The trail is a great destination for a family visit.  Walking in the good air, high-minded sculpture, exceptional views, pick-your-own apples.  Bring your friends from out-of-town and show them how we roll in this Happy Valley.  Many people make an afternoon of it, bringing a picnic basket, lounging among the trees.

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