The Wassaic Project’s annual Haunted Mill and Monster’s Ball is coming up on October 26!

The Wassaic Project’s mission is to use art and arts education to foster positive social change. The Wassaic Project nurtures connections between artists and their neighbors, to facilitate a mutual broadening of perspectives and respect across economic and cultural boundaries. 

The Wassaic Project invited 11 artists from across the United States, as well as one international team, to transform the Mill into a haunted art exhibition. Over the course of the month of October, those artists are working hard, in Wassaic, installing a PG-13 friendly Halloween themed art installation.  

So, make sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, October 26 to climb up the seven flights of the Haunted Mill. From 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, you can partake in a series of family-friendly activities, including hayrides, games, snacks, and art activities.. The Haunted Mill exhibition is completely free, and open to all ages.

At 9:00 PM, you are invited to head over to The Lantern for the Monster’s Ball after-party. The Monster’s Ball will feature live music from The Jay Vons, a Brooklyn based band, whose music is best described as danceable heartbreakers. Please make sure to get your tickets in advance, as tickets are not available day of.. Tickets are $15, and are available for purchase through Eventbrite, via the Wassaic Project website or Facebook page. Oh, and also, costumes are mandatory! Better start prepping!

Curious about whose work you will see in the Haunted Mill? This year the Wassaic Project has the pleasure to host Paul Belenky, Jeila Gueramian, Michael Mersereau, Dante Migone-Ojeda, Richie Moreno, Catherine Murphy, Marianna Peragallo, Stefan Saffer (Artpod), Charles Wing, Angelo Womack and Jack Wood. You can find more info about them and their work on the Wassaic Project’s website.

 Also happening at the Wassaic Project on October 26: Open Studios, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, if you are curious to see what the Artists-in-Residence have been up to this month. October is the last month of the summer residency program, and new artists for the Winter program will arrive soon. Open Studios is a recurring event, happening every last Saturday of every month, and a great opportunity to meet extraordinary artists.

 We hope you are brave enough to venture to Wassaic for Halloween! See you on October 26th!