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Opening Day


Opening Day


Our annual Summer Exhibition is back! Later this month, join us and the rest of the Wassaic community in celebrating the opening of Ad Astra Per Aspera.

The day kicks off with a parade throughout Wassaic led by What Cheer? Brigade: a 19-piece brass band from Providence, RI. We'll have artist-made floats, masks, and banners so everyone can participate. Afterwards, explore the work of the more than 70 artists featured throughout all seven floors of Maxon Mills. Be sure to stop by our Open Studios in Luther Barn and meet our May artists-in-residence, too. And when you've had a chance to take it all in, help us close out the day with a block party and live music at The Lantern. 

This is one of our favorite days of the year. It's a reminder of why we do what we do, and why we do it here. We'll see you there.


3 PM: Gallery opens
3:00 PM–5:00 PM: Open Studios
3:30 PM: Parade line-up
4:00 PM: Parade led by What Cheer? Brigade
4:30 PM: Cake Whack fundraiser and exhibition reception
5:00 PM–9:00 PM: Block party and live music at The Lantern
7 PM: Mill closes


Main event: Free

Saturday, May 18, 2019
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Maxon Mills
37 Furnace Bank Road
Wassaic, NY 12592

Earlier Event: May 18
Open Studios in May
Later Event: June 15
Summer Benefit