Now in its fifth edition, Camping at the Art Park was first proposed by Martin Hogue in June 2017 as a temporary installation to broaden the range of experiences available to visitors at the Stone Quarry Art Park in Cazenovia, NY. With the park already open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk, the introduction of camping as a new layer of activity provides a unique opportunity for campers to spend 24 uninterrupted hours within this beautiful, immersive Central New York landscape; as they tend to their campsites and interact with other campers, the campers themselves also become part of the art inside the park, which is to say that they and their encampments are on display for visitors to see. There are four designated campsites to choose from. Click here to be directed to the Eventbrite page to register.
Site 1 / Secret Garden: Located in the area of the park named Secret Garden
Site 2 / Ash Tree: Located in an open field under a large ash tree visible from the park’s entrance
Site 3 / Sugar Bush: Located at the edge of a maple forest, near artist Rodger Mack’s welded steel sculptures
Site 4 / Paperbark Maple Tree: Located on the former site of David Harper’s sculpture Stacks Information and rules Campsite reservations include Thursday, Friday, or Saturday nights. The cost is $25/night.
Check-in, 4-7 PM
Check-out by 2 PM
Sites must be reserved in advance; reservations are non-refundable
Up to two tents and six people are permitted per campsite (no RVs or campers)
A collective campfire will be held at the top of the hill; no individual campfires are allowed.
Use of portable propane camp stoves on picnic tables at campsites is allowed.
Restrooms (composting toilets) are available at the hilltop. There are no shower facilities.
Campers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
About the artist Martin Hogue is a visiting artist at Stone Quarry Art Park and the instigator of this project. He is an architect and teaches landscape architecture at Cornell University. His research and drawings have been displayed in solo exhibits at over 25 venues across the United States. His book Thirtyfour Campgrounds was published by The MIT Press in November 2016. Find out more about Matin's work by visiting martinhogue.net