Downriver Celebrates Woodstock: 50 Years of Peace and Music

Call for Entries - Downriver Celebrates Woodstock: 50 Years of Peace and Music

The Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is accepting entries to our exhibit: “Downriver Celebrates Woodstock” (50 Years of Peace and Music). On August 15-18, 1969, the alfalfa fields of the humble dairy farmer, Max Yasgur, became home to the greatest music festival of all time. Nearly half a million people converged on the White Lake area of Bethel Woods, New York to escape the turmoil of the 1960’s. Their message of love, peace and unity was successfully told through music and art. Billed as “An Aquarian Experience: 3 Days of Peace and Music,” Woodstock remains synonymous with the counterculture movement of the era. We encourage artists to research the iconic festival, and explore its depth for inspiration. Art can be of any media, but must relate to the subject matter. This is a family-friendly exhibit. The curator reserves the right to deny entries deemed overly graphic. Woodstock can never be replicated, but it can be celebrated!

Please download the complete guidelines.

Call for art: entry deadline and drop-off: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 by 5pm

Reception: Saturday, July 27, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
in the Main Gallery, followed by live musical performances in the auditorium.

A screening of “Woodstock Director’s Cut” will be on Saturday, August 3, 2019, time TBD in the auditorium.

Exhibit Run: July 27 - August 17, 2019