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I-Park OPEN Studios & Holiday Cheer

December 3, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Photo Credit: Scott Hocking.

I-Park, an international, multi-disciplinary artists’ colony set within a 450-acre nature preserve in East Haddam celebrates the season with Holiday Cheer during the final OPEN Studios of the year on Sunday, December 3rd at 1:00 pm.

An OPEN Studios event at I-Park is a unique opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at this open-air, private studio incubator where seven artists working in the visual arts, music composition, creative writing and architecture, have been living and working together this November. Please note that the structure of this event is different than usual.

We will gather in the Common Area at 1:00 pm to mix and mingle with the artists. Seasonal refreshments will be served. Please arrive by 1:15 pm if you’re interested in a music presentation and reading in Studio B at 1:30 pm. After that, the artists will return to their studios so they can receive you.

Be sure to dress warm so you can comfortably visit all the artists in their studios. Get a glimpse into their creative process and discover how they utilized their four-week residency at I-Park. We will be taking an artist-led walk onto the land at 3:00 pm for those up for it to experience several brand new artworks. The walk will take approximately 40 minutes, after which you’re invited to return to the Common Area to warm up and enjoy some more snacks and libations.

Join us and meet Julie Hensley, a writer from Kentucky. Yongwon Kim is an artist from South Korea. Victoria Malawey is a composer from Minnesota. Eric Rannestad, an artist originally from Chester, CT, now residing in Montana. Matthew Thomas, an architect from New Mexico, Yuan Lin, a Chinese artist who resides in Germany and Eun Young Lee, a composer originally from Korea, living in Massachusetts.

The event is a family-friendly free public event. However, reservations are recommended so we may plan accordingly. A $20 donation per adult is welcome and much appreciated in this season of giving.

I-Park is grateful for your support. Contributions can be made when registering for the event here or by visiting i-park.org. Also, I-Park is raising funds to purchase a new grand piano in 2024 and we hope some folks will be inspired to “Buy a Key.” Details available at the event. For additional information, write events@i-park.org or call 860-873-2468.

Due to the fragility of the artworks and the natural features at I-Park, pets are not permitted on the I-Park grounds. Also, please note that only part of our campus is wheelchair accessible. If you would like more info on accessibility, please contact Joanne at 860-873-2468.

When you register, you will be agreeing to our Visitor Code of Conduct and granting a Photo Release.  Photo Credit: Scott Hocking.

About I-Park: I-Park is an international artists-in-residence program offering onsite residencies in visual arts, creative writing, music composition/sound art, new media, architecture and landscape design. Since its founding in 2001, I-Park has sponsored over 1200 fully-funded residencies. I-Park stewards its private 450-acre nature preserve so as to safeguard its gnarly wildness and associated animal habitats – while encouraging sensitive artistic interventions and interpretations within this space. I-Park engages the community through its exhibitions, concerts, symposia and initiatives that facilitate artistic collaboration. For more information, or to make a donation, visit i-park.org.


December 3, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


428 Hopyard Road
East Haddam, CT 06423 United States
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Business Name
I-Park Foundation