Join us for a fun-filled day where visitors will have the chance to explore 80-acres of rolling grounds, the critically-acclaimed River building, and new contemporary art installations! Don’t miss this opening featuring a community barbeque, family activities, talks, performances, screenings, workshops, readings, and more!
10:00 am–5:00 pm | Free Admission
Registration is preferred, but not required
Please consider donating non-perishable items to the New Canaan Food Pantry drive
Discover Grace Farms | Explore the River building, barns, grounds, and commissioned installations and artworks by Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Teresita Fernández, Beatriz Milhazes, and Susan Philipsz
Community Barbeque | Family-friendly fare in the Courtyard and Commons
Design Talk | Insights from Pritzker Prize-winning SANAA architects, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa
Collaborative Performance | Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices, with award-winning dancer Matthew Rushing.
Trafficking Conversation | Krishna Patel, Grace Farms Foundation Director of Justice Initiatives and Conor Grennan, Founder of Next Generation Nepal
Roving Theater Production | The Red Trouser Show featuring circus arts and street entertainment
Screening and Discussion | Premier of Ben Stamper's Don't Foil My Plans, a documentary about autism, creativity, and coming of age
Open Studio | Participatory activities hosted by non-profit partner Arts for Healing
Works in Progress | Live video shoot with indie pop gospel band The Welcome Wagon
Live Music | Brazilian-influenced jazz by Anne Boccoto Ensemble
Poetry Reading | Book launch of and souls are candles, edited by Christian Wiman
Family Activities | Artist-led drum-making workshop, bulb planting, story time, sports, and more.