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Posted by Max Hartshorne, guest blogger of GoNOMAD

A Sculpture-filled Stroll Through an Easthampton Orchard

Every two years, an apple orchard in Easthampton gets a big shot of visitors.  It’s the fourth season of Art in the Orchard, an event that pairs the work of 30 sculptors – from the Pioneer Valley and beyond – with the backdrop of a beautiful Western Massachusetts orchard.

It’s the perfect twilight stroll, and I highly recommend you put it on your calendar!

Shelter, by Laurie Frazer of Northampton

Jean-Pierre Pasche owns a frame shop in Easthampton, and with his hardworking committee, he’s been helping to bring artists to the orchard since the first event six years ago.

It’s a free, low-key affair, but visitors are welcome to show their support through donations at various points throughout the exhibit.

Wild Wood, by Harold Grinspoon of Agawam

I’ve strolled the path three times in the past and on each occasion there has been a standout piece that makes you stop and think. The show in 2015, for example, had a piece that was positively haunting, called Song of the Birth of the Stars, by Mark Fenwick.

Everyone will walk away with their own personal faves, as they venture along the path – in and out of the nearby woods – and back up to the farmhouse.

Art in the Orchard takes place at Park Hill Orchard and is truly a must-see, family-friendly, arts and culture event you won’t find anywhere else. Experience Art in the Orchard in in Easthampton now through Nov 20, 2017.

Through the Looking Glass, by Eileen Jager of Easthampton

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