Wormfarm Institute receives Governor’s Tourism Award for 2020 Farm/Art DTour

Recognized for its outstanding contribution to the hospitality and travel industry in Wisconsin, Wormfarm’s Farm/Art DTour last fall brought 18,000+ visitors to Sauk County

May 31, 2021 |
Epithelium by Peter Krsko a temporary art installation on the 2020 Farm Art DTour. Photo by Regina Flanagan

Wormfarm Institute was presented with the Governor’s Tourism Award for its outstanding contributions to the state’s hospitality and travel industry during the 2021 Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism (WIGCOT) held virtually earlier this month. As one of only six individuals, organizations, or businesses to receive an award, Wormfarm was recognized in the category of Arts, Culture and Heritage for its popular Farm/Art DTour event⸺a self-guided drive through the scenic working farmland of Sauk County punctuated by site-responsive art, roadside poetry, local food, pasture performances, and more. With social distancing already built-in, the DTour was uniquely positioned to allow visitors to support the many artists, farm stands, and small businesses in the area last fall, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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