September 11-15, 2024

Build Community: Build Creatively: Build Fest


BuildFest marks the third year of the Bethel Woods Art & Architecture Festival and begins a multi-year project to merge digital and analog fabrication pedagogies with creative notions of function and play, focusing on flexibility and adaptation.


We are currently seeking proposals for creative art installations that focus on BUILDing, not as a noun but as a verb, and suggest potential FESTivities for camping activations. 


Click here to download call for proposals.


Submission Deadline: March 29
Selection Notification: April 19

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2023 Art & Architecture Festival

Seven works of site-specific architecture were brought to life on the original, recently-uncovered Groovy Way Trail.  Installations aligned with concepts of entryjourney, and procession, calling on visitors to forge their own path.

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2022 Art & Architecture Festival

Teams were asked to engage with architecture’s ability to affect social and environmental change as functional/aesthetic interventions and as agents toward public engagement. 

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