Peekskill Project V needs your help!
It is our goal to keep the festival FREE and accessible for everybody!
Your donation will ensure that Peekskill Project V Opening Weekend is full of interactive and engaging programming.
We have some great incentives for you, including museum memberships and Peekskill Project merch!
Even the smallest donation can make a difference. Please consider making a donation before September 1st and help us spread the word!
If we do not reach our funding goal by Sept 1st, we do not receive any funds and your credit card will not be charged.
Peekskill Project V is a citywide art festival devoted to bringing cutting edge contemporary art out of the museum and into the community. Using the city as a stage, Peekskill Project activates the urban environment and its inhabitants through site-specific art exhibitions, performances and screenings sited in multiple venues throughout Peekskill.
Peekskill Project V begins with an exciting opening weekend on September 29th & 30th, 2012. Related events will continue through the end of July 2013. Programming occurs on the second Sunday of each month, October 2012 – July 2013.
The festival features a wide variety of painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video, film, sound, and performance art by over 120 emerging and established artists currently living and working in Peekskill, the Hudson Valley and the Greater New York City region.
The Project calls upon artists to reinterpret the contemporary landscape and the urban and suburban condition. These works aim to deconstruct ideas of home, history and place in the context of the modern age of technology, information and mobility.
Artists’ installations, exhibitions, performances and screenings will be held in venues throughout the city of Peekskill, including parks, local businesses, former industrial spaces, vacant lots and storefronts.
Peekskill Project V artists were selected by a team of curators: Anna Adler, Cristina Arnold, Paul Clay, Kerry Cox, Evonne Davis, Marcy B. Freedman, Matthew Leonard, Cheryl McGinnis, Wilfredo Morel, Lise Prown, Alix Sloan, Livia Straus, Lilly Wei and Emma Wilcox.
Participating artists include: ArtCrime, Ben Altman, Justin Allen, Andrea Bianconi, Erik Benson, Huma Bhabha, Sean Carroll, Grayson Cox, Ian Davis, Purdy Eaton, Cara Enteles, Geoff Feder, Carole Feuerman, Jeff Gibson, Greg Haberny, Charles Harlan, Astra Howard, Katarina Jerinic, Mike Kenney, Virginia Martinsen, Charles McGill, Maria McMahon, Martha Mysko, Bruce Odland, Daniel Phillips, Elisa Pritzker, Andy Ralph, Leon Reid, Marko Remec, Daniel Roberts, Brie Ruais, Christine Sciulli, Nancy Shaver, Skewville, Matthew Slaats, Jonathan Stanish, Chad Stayrook, Ian Swanson, Ouattara Watts, Adrienne Wheeler, and Michael Zelehoski among many others.
Peekskill Project, previously organized in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008, has become a highly anticipated event, attracting thousands of visitors each year as it offers children and adults alike the opportunity to explore the city’s rich social, cultural and geographic history, through the lens of contemporary art.
Peekskill Project is organized and implemented by the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) in collaboration with local government, organizations, businesses, and property owners. These important partnerships create a wide network of spaces for artists and viewers to investigate.
Why we need your help
As you can imagine, a project of this size requires a considerable amount of work, equipment and maintenance. Every dollar we receive from this campaign will go directly to fund an amazing kickoff event for this ambitious project!
Opening Weekend events include exhibitions in various project venues throughout town, public performances, outdoor projections, guided walks, artist talks, live music, food and drinks provided by local businesses.
We work with minimal staff but with great dedication! Many artists and art enthusiasts are volunteering their time and contributing work without pay to make this project become a reality.
It is our goal to keep the festival FREE and accessible for everybody! The festival reaches out to a community with limited access to the arts, offering a large scope of unique exhibition venues and free programming, a diverse range of high caliber art in indoor venues as well as public spaces.
The development of community awareness and cultural literacy through art is crucial in the City of Peekskill, in the midst of a vibrant revitalization. Exposure to the arts and an influx in creativity fosters cross-cultural exchange and makes for a stronger, more unified, culturally rich community.
Peekskill Project builds an extremely active and diverse network of ideas, people and spaces connected through the community and the arts!
Unfortunately, we have not received enough grant funding for Peekskill Project V at this point and arts funding is very limited in this tough economic climate, so it is extremely challenging for us to give this festival the proper kickoff without your help!
With YOUR generous support we can make it happen and keep Peekskill Project Project FREE and open to everybody!
Our giveaways include this awesome shirt and limited edition designed bags!
THANK YOU !!!!!
Note about Kickstarter funding: If we do not reach our funding goal by Sept 1st, we do not receive any funds and your credit card will not be charged. Please click the green button to the right so that your pledge will be counted and we can kick off Peekskill Project V!
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