An Opening Night Celebration will take place on Thursday, June 22 headlined by ORVILLE PECK with support from IDA MAE Followed by a weekend-long gathering including the banner event SHAG WITH PRIDE presented with Pride in the Hills on Friday, June 23, and a free TOWN PARTY on Sunday, June 25.
NEW YORK, NY and WASHINGTON, CT (April 2023) — Spring Hill Arts Gathering (SHAG) today shared its new June 22-25 lineup and announced that tickets would be on sale May 1 via www.springhillartsgathering.com.
The celebration of art, music, and community takes place at Spring Hill Vineyards (292 Bee Brook Road, New Preston, CT). Doubling down on a commitment to accessibility, beyond offering $25 tickets to each event, SHAG is reprising the TOWN PARTY with free admission for all attendees on Sunday, June 25.
“The most important thing for us at SHAG is bringing people together through a shared love of art and community. Our family has had its home in Washington for almost 30 years, and the goal has always been to create a space where the community of Washington and Litchfield County could experience beauty, art, and music that celebrates the residents, creators, and service organizations in our midst” said Stephanie Ingrassia, who founded Spring Hill Vineyards with her husband, Tim Ingrassia, in 2006, and SHAG in 2021.
SHAG, courtesy of Spring Hill Arts Gathering.
SHAG’s facility is home to a unique set of infrastructure and experiences, including a site-specific stone amphitheater built into a rocky hill, a historic grain silo re-imagined by artist Randy Polumbo as a psychedelic immersion, and a soaring modern barn made completely of reclaimed wood and additional fixtures craed by Polumbo. The Ingrassias’ expanding permanent art collection complements the experience, including sculptures by Nicole Eisenman and activations by Lauren Booth, and newly installed this season will be artworks by Hank Willis Thomas and JR.
“SHAG thrives in collaboration mode,” said Dana Gluck, Executive Director of SHAG. “We are welcoming back our partnerships with Pride in the Hills, ASAP!, and the Institute of American Indian Studies.” She continued, “We are very excited about a new partnership with The Here and There Collective to realize this season’s special exhibition and visual art program, upliing and connecting artists of the Asian Diaspora. We are also sharing a stage with Ignite National, whose work inspires young women and families to discover and flex their political power.”
For the third year, SHAG once again enjoys a generous partnership with Zachys Fine Wine and Spirits, who are curating a destination-based beverage program exclusively for SHAG. Also
returning for the third year is chef Norberto “Negro” Piattoni and his beloved pop-up The Modestos among other regional food vendors.
“The vineyard feels best when it’s filled with people, and Stephanie and I are delighted that SHAG is on its way to becoming a sustainable annual celebration,” said Tim Ingrassia. “We consider everyone who joins us at the festival a member of the SHAG family.’”
SHAG Festival schedule (check the website for timing)
Opening Night: Thursday, June 22
● Orville Peck
● Ida Mae
● Opening Ceremony
● VIP donor reception
SHAG WITH PRIDE: Friday, June 23
● Jake Wesley Rogers
● The Verdon Fosse Legacy
● The Illustrious Blacks
● ASAP! Celebration of Young Writers
Saturday, June 24
● Tank and the Bangas
● Jackie Venson
● Vinson Fraley, Jr.
● The Here and There Collective featuring Antonius Bui, AYDO, Anna Ting Möller, Hong Hong, Sareh Imani, Dana Davenport, Sara Jimenez, Umber Majeed, and Claire Kim.
TOWN PARTY: Sunday, June 25
● The Nude Party
● Ignite National
● Antoinette Brim-Bell
● Closing Ceremony and more TBA
Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia founded Spring Hill Vineyards in 2006. In 2017, they began work on a wooded corner of their farm that has since become home to the Spring Hill Arts Gathering, evolving from a modest wine-tasting venue to a center for community celebrations and cultural exchanges. Stephanie is a serial producer of creative construction and design projects; serves on the boards of Pioneer Works, a cultural center in Brooklyn, Creative Time, vanguard producer of public art in New York City, and the Brooklyn Museum. Tim is Global Co-Chair of Mergers and Acquisitions at Goldman Sachs, and a Trustee of the Brooklyn Public Library and The Cooper Union. The couple spends their time between Brooklyn and Spring Hill in Washington, CT.
Spring Hill Vineyards
Spring Hill Vineyards grow on a historic farm dating to the 18th century located along the banks of the Shepaug River in New Preston, Connecticut. Nestled among rolling hills and hayfields, a hidden valley offers a unique microclimate, featuring southwestern-facing slopes with rocky, well-drained soils and moderated weather influenced by the river itself. These characteristics provide a distinctive terroir for vines, first planted in 2006. www.springhillvineyards.com
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Press contact: Dana Gluck, Executive Director of SHAG, firstname.lastname@example.org