An anniversary celebration is planned for June 10 at East Hill Farm.
MIDDLESEX — The Rochester Folk Art Guild attains a milestone accomplishment this year, as the group celebrates 50 years as a vibrant and creative crafts community.
The first seven members to make the move to Middlesex put down roots on East Hill, in 1967. Since that time, hundreds of people have spent time at East Hill Farm, helping it grow and develop into one of the oldest intentional communities in the country.
To mark this year's milestone, members extend a welcome to all in the local communities to share in a day of celebration, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10. Tours of the studios and East Hill Gallery are planned.
The Guild’s Ensemble Resonance will perform chamber music of Mozart, Nino Rota and Taylor-Coleridge for flute, bassoon, and piano at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Free light refreshments will be available.
The Folk Art Guild has built a reputation for pottery, woodworking, weaving and other handcrafts. Beautiful and functional objects from these studios have found their way around the world, over the years that these studios have been in continuous operation.
Eighteen independent structures have been built over the years, and the 1850s farmhouse has been pushed out and renovated in three directions.