2018 ArtEast Public Art Project: Milk Cans

It’s the time of year when hints of the annual ArtEast Open Studio Tour start to appear. The tour happens when 30 area artists invite the public into their studios to see how they create. You’ll find 2018 ArtEast brochures at merchants, libraries, sponsors, and points of interest across Dutchess County, as well as ArtEast posters and ads placed around the region. This year there are also milk cans.

Wait, what? Milk cans?

For this year’s ArtEast Public Art Project, 12 ArtEast artists volunteered to transform rusty, dented milk cans into functional works of art. The transformed milk cans have been placed at ArtEast sponsor locations in the area and are for sale, with a portion of each sale to be donated to the Pawling Resource Center. The response has been enthusiastic, and five cans have already been sold. One milk can, “Charit-A-Bull,” is being raffled off, with 100% of the ticket sales to be donated to the Pawling Resource Center.

To see pictures of all the milk can creations, as well as locations for the remaining milk cans available for sale, visit the ArtEast website at ArtEastDutchess.com online.

Raffle tickets for “Charit-A-Bull” can be purchased on the website, or by visiting the Pawling Farmer’s market on September 1 or September 29 to purchase raffle tickets at the ArtEast Open Studio Tour booth. The drawing will be held at the Farmers Market on September 29. (You don’t have to be present to win.)