Invitation to create Farm Forms

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Fermentation Fest are looking for local farmers, landowners or businesses along the Farm/Art DTour to bring to life their creative ideas. We would like to invite you to showcase your creativity by constructing a ‘Farm Form’ for the 6th annual Fermentation Fest. The Farm/Art DTour, a 50+ mile, self-guided drive through the scenic farmland of central Sauk County – check out the 2015 map here.

The Farm/Art DTour is punctuated by temporary art installations, farm forms, pasture performances, and more. This year’s DTour will pass through the communities of Rock Springs, North Freedom, Loganville, Hillpoint, La Rue, and Loreto, with Reedsburg as the trailhead. Last year’s Fermentation Fest was a huge success with over 20,000 people navigating the DTour. We anticipate growth in attendance this year.

Farm Forms are creative constructions located along the rural roads and farm fields of the DTour. In the past, they have included: field billiards, hay bale sculptures, painted silage bags, corn labyrinths, collections of antique tractors and more.

Space is limited, the DTour map can only include up to 10 Farm Forms. Selections are made by the DTour art and farm form committee. Selected farm forms will have a numbered stop on the official DTour map.

To increase the likelihood of getting on the map, we encourage the following:

• Large in scale

• Use of natural materials and/ or farm machinery, buildings or parts

• Unique in concept

 

In order to be considered, please send:

• A brief description of your plan by June 20th 2016

• The project title

• Prospective location and whether permission is secured (or if you are seeking a location)

• Your contact information

 

Send to: Malia Denali, Farm/Art DTour Coordinator

Mail: Wormfarm Institute, 28 E Main Street

Email: malia@fermentationfest.com

*Fermentation Fest is presented by Wormfarm Institute and made possible in part through grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, UW Extension Sauk County Arts and Culture Committee, the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Andy Warhol Foundation.