emia_2012festival_photoscottindermaur-440x262.jpgWassaic, N.Y. - The Wassaic Project Summer Festival, Aug. 2 - 4 is a free three-day celebration of art, music and community, showcasing over 100 artists, 25 bands, film screenings, dance events, and performance art series. The Wassaic Project's Summer Exhibition "Homeward Found" will also be featured.  Juxtaposed with historic buildings in a beautiful rural setting, the Summer Festival challenges the white walls of traditional art spaces with site-sensitive installations and a series of multidisciplinary performances. The Festival offers a free weekend-long opportunity for the public, as well as participating artists of all mediums, to gather together, exchange ideas, and engage in a thriving arts community in the hamlet of Wassaic.   Featured Artists will include Breanne Trammell's Nails Across America, actor and filmmaker Martin Starr, Director Lauren Wolkstein's Social Butterfly, "physical cinematic dance rock" musical group Superhuman Happiness and dance performances by New Milford, CT-based Earl Mosley Institute for the Arts. WHEN: Aug 2nd: 4pm - 12am              Aug 3rd: 11am - 12am              Aug. 4th: 11am - 4pm WHERE: The Wassaic Project-Maxon Mills, 37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic, NY 12592 INFO:  For highlights and more: http://wassaicproject.org/festival/about/ Participants are encouraged to come for the day or stay the weekend, with camping onsite and lodging nearby. Programming is cutting-edge yet family friendly. Wassaic, in Dutchess County, is accessible from New York City and just a short walk from the Wassaic MetroNorth train station. The Wassaic Project exists to provide a genuine and intimate context for art making and strengthening local community by increasing social and cultural capital through inspiration, promotion and creation of contemporary visual and performing art. ###