Art In the Orchard 2024 is called The Student Show and will feature works made by art students in our area. The show will run from August 17, 2024 until Thanksgiving weekend.
Art In the Orchard is a walking sculpture trail which winds through our productive fruit gardens. The self-guided trail is about a half-mile long. A walk through the labyrinth adds about a quarter mile. Estimated viewing time might be 2-4 hours. Open all daylight hours from August 12 until Thanksgiving weekend. Please wear sturdy shoes.
Park Hill Orchard is a working fruit farm and the sculpture exhibition begins and ends with our harvest season. Visitors are strongly encouraged to partake in the flavorful tree-ripe fruit we produce by experiencing the PYO gardens or purchasing fruit and treats in the farm stand.
Regarding Price: To clear up any confusion. You are allowed to make a voluntary donation to AiO at the trailhead. The sign suggests $5 per person or $20 per group or family. But your donation is voluntary and walking the sculpture trail is free. People who can should give more.
- Please wear shoes and clothing appropriate for walking around farm fields and trails.
- Well behaved and leashed dogs may come to the sculpture trail but please no dogs in the PYO fruit areas.
- There is no charge for parking.
The trail is a great destination for a family visit. Walking in the good air, high-minded sculpture, exceptional views, pick-your-own apples. Bring your friends from out-of-town and show them how we roll in this Happy Valley. Many people make an afternoon of it, bringing a picnic basket, lounging among the trees.
There are many ways to work with Art In the Orchard. The most important thing is to attend and enjoy the remarkable and unique set and setting. Many people are involved at many levels including artists, planners, guides, parkers, coordinators, groundskeepers, fund raisers and spokespersons. Here is a link to the list of volunteer positions.
The very best part of this show is the act of doing fun and meaningful things with all kinds of people for a good reason. Please do consider picking up some volunteer shifts on free days! We have some fun and get ‘er done here on the farm.