FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2016
Thomas Dunn, Director of Marketing and Media
Music on the Hill and Art Exhibition at Salem Art Works
Salem, NY – On August 20, Salem Art Works welcomes the public onto its grounds to enjoy a full day of art and music. Music on the Hill is a family-friendly event showcasing local food, great music, and beautiful vistas atop the Cary Hill Sculpture Park. A companion art exhibit and open studio event celebrates the inaugural ‘4X10’ residency at Salem Art Works. Drop-in workshops in cuttle-bone casting will also be held throughout the day.
Between 4 and 8 pm, the crew at Salem Art Works will shuttle guests to the top of the sculpture park, where they can enjoy delicious wood-fired pizza by Mach’s Pizza (West Pawlet, VT), craft beer from Argyle Brewing Company (Greenwhich, NY), and music by Salem favorites Al and Kathy Bain (Hebron, NY).
On the main SAW campus, an exhibition of new work featuring local artists Lindsay Keys, Nicholas Squadere, Samantha Combs, and Rebecca MaComber will be open before the hilltop concert, and throughout the evening. The four artists, from Glens Falls and Queensbury NY, were selected to participate in a fully-subsidized, ten-day residency at SAW, during which time they produced new works in a collaborative, shared studio environment.
The ‘4X10’ residency is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered locally by the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.
Admission to Music on the Hill is by donation – contributions of any amount will be accepted, and all proceeds support youth programming at Salem Art Works. The open studio and exhibition events are free of charge. Tickets for pizza and beer can be purchased separately at the admission gate. Free parking is available at the base of the hill, and shuttle service will be provided throughout the evening. All events at Salem Art Works are handicapped accessible.
Salem Art Works (SAW) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Salem, NY. SAW supports emerging and established artists dedicated to creating new, progressive work, and promotes understanding and appreciation of contemporary art within the region.
For more information please contact Salem Art Works: 518-854-7674