The Art & Architecture Festival at Bethel Woods | 2023

September 13-17, 2023

The Art & Architecture Festival at Bethel Woods | 2023

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Take the Groovy Way

The word “way” has two meanings: a path, but also a method or manner of doing something. If you want to get in to Woodstock, how better than by taking Groovy Way?

Seven works of site-specific architecture will be brought to life on the original, recently-uncovered Groovy Way trail. They will create opportunities for engagement with the trail and throughout the Bindy Bazaar woods. Architectural installations will align with concepts of entry, journey, and procession, calling on visitors to “forge their own path” and to “climb the hill in their own way.”

The pieces will work together to create a greater whole: a total installation that aims to capture the spirit and intention of this section of the historic landscape.

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Installations By:

  • Lara Goulart & Kelly Wilton, Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Art & Design
  • Stephanie Sang Delgado & Fabio Castellanos, Kean University
  • Galo Canizares, University of Kentucky
  • Joel Kerner, Syracuse University
  • Dillon Pranger & Christopher Andrew Battaglia, Illinois Institute of Technology & Cornell University
  • Erin Linsey Hunt & Neal Lucas Hitch, Texas Tech University HCOA
  • Kate Johnson & Pansum Chang, KMRJ.ART LLC & White Pigeon Studio LLC

Featured Presentations Include:

  • Péter Pozár: The co-founder of the Hello Wood Art and Architecture Festival in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Greg Walter: Member of the 1969 “Art Crew” and author of Woodstock: A New Look.
  • Michael Randels: Special Projects Art Crew, Woodstock '99

Featured Performances By:

  • Molly Tigre
  • BlueRaspberry
  • Guerilla Toss with a special appearance by Macrodose

About The Festival:

Architecture students and instructors from various universities gathered on the original site and constructed interactive art installations. For some, it’s the first time they picked up a power tool. For all, it is a unique opportunity to work together, share in the learning, and see projects through from design to completion. To view completed work from 2022, please click here.

The 2023 Bethel Woods Art and Architecture Festival is part of a three-year pilot to develop a signature design-build program based on the Hello Wood “Builder Method” methodology pioneered by Peter Pozsar. With major visionary support by Andrew Jacobson, a trustee at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Bethel Woods, the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, piloted a design-build camp in 2021 and held the inaugural Arts and Architecture Festival in 2022. Advance Testing, a construction materials testing laboratory, and Grimm Construction, a family owned and operated general contractor based in Pennsylvania, provided major support for students. Additional support for this program is provided by UNALAM and Builders FirstSource.