Free art festival through Dec. 31
The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) will present the sixth edition of Peekskill Project, a public art festival devoted to bringing contemporary art out of the museum and into the community, from Sept. 27 through Dec. 31, with an opening reception Sunday, Sept. 27, from noon to 5 p.m. at 100 N. Water Street in Peekskill. Admission is free.
The project takes place at HVCCA (1701 Main St.) and in public parks and various spaces and storefronts in Peekskill.
Peekskill Project, first launched in 2004, continues to generate interest and investment in the City of Peekskill and serves to solidify Peekskill’s role as a premiere art destination. This year Peekskill Project will feature sculpture, photography, installation, video and performance art by approximately 60 international and local artists. Many of the projects presented will also directly involve and engage the community in the creative process.
A comprehensive public program will coincide with the festival, including workshops with artists, film screenings, public performances and events — including a re-enactment involving the meteorite that fell in Peekskill on Oct. 9, 1992, which on its anniversary will be returned to “space” in an air balloon.
A talk series will bring together artists, curators and the public to discuss themes such as the role of contemporary art in everyday life, social engagement within the arts, and integrating arts in urban communities in a meaningful way. For more information, visit hvcca.org or call 914-788-0100.
Photo by Matilde Haaning/courtesy of HVCCA