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Artpark

Artpark

Artpark is probably the most innovative, successful, and likable public-art project to have come out of the economically and culturally expansive late ’60s and early ’70s in America. Dedicated to the noble notion of bringing the arts to the people and located on two hundred landscaped acres in upper New York State along the Niagara River, Artpark is both a physically picturesque and historically significant site; but the arts are the principal attraction, and they here encompass theater, music, dance, performance, storytelling, crafts, and, most strikingly, the visual arts.

Every season the latter are represented by the program called “Major Project Artists.” A group of ten or so artists is asked to do a major work on a site of their choice; during the making of the pieces, in keeping with the democratic concept animating Artpark, the artists have to make themselves available to the public

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