The Wassaic Project

An old grain elevator reinvented and remodeled into an art space? Yes, please! Coined the Wassaic Project, its three founders are all 27-year old artists and Manhattan natives.

The space, which opened in 2008, is located on a plot of historic land in the town of Wassaic nestled in Dutchess County. Depending on your mode of transportation, the town looks to be about a two-hour commute from NYC.

The Wassaic Project is holding its second annual summer festival next month. According to NYTimes.com: "The project’s summer festival, from Aug. 13 through Aug. 16, will feature 75 artists, several film screenings and readings, and 25 bands, including one that plans to mount an open-air funk opera."

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PhotoCred: Elan Bogarin

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PhotoCred: Jeff Barnett-Winsby

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PhotoCred: Jeff Barnett-Winsby

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PhotCred: Jeff Barnett-Winsby

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PhotoCred: Shirin Adhami

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PhotoCred: The Wassaic Project

Let's just call this "reminder #38463759 that Emma desperately needs to get back to NYC this year..." - sheesh.

Web: http://wassaicproject.com

Flickr:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/wassaic/