Farm/Art DTour Returns Oct 1-10, 2022
The biennial Farm/Art DTour returns to Fermentation Fest with trailheads in Plain and Sauk City, WI. A 50-mile, self-guided, multifaceted agritourism experience, the DTour has drawn more than 200,000 visitors from throughout the Midwest to rural Sauk County. Meandering through working farmland, the route is punctuated by site-responsive artworks, pasture performances, roadside poetry, local food markets and artist-led civic engagement.
Inviting thousands to witness what farmers do every day, the DTour supports our region’s farming heritage, using the arts to spark curiosity about, and investment in, the future of farming and land stewardship. At a time when our community’s civic, economic and environmental health depends on bridging the rural-urban divide, this agri/cultural excursion brings people together in the landscape upon which we all depend.
The Farm/Art DTour has gone from regional novelty to a model for the emerging world of curbside culture. It took the restrictions of a pandemic to show what DTour visitors have known for many years now: the form has wheels. Already there have been drive-by shows staged on the East and West coasts. Having participated in one in LA, I can say that the difference is that of layers, of depth. Viewing art works outdoors is one thing; a DTour through the land and season is an altogether more poignant experience.”
Seeking DTour Artists
For this biennial event, artists across the rural-urban continuum are invited to install site-responsive artworks in farm fields along the Farm/Art DTour route. After the last harvest, participating landowners welcome installations of all kinds that draw attention to the beauty & history of the region, and the importance of what farmers do every day. Artists are selected through an open call. Deadline to apply is Feb 15, 2022.Apply Now