Campus entrance at Gateway Building

Visitors enter the campus through the Gateway building – Auditorium at right, Store and Library at left.


In the summer, Haystack offers Public Programs, which includes lectures and performances by faculty and visiting artists, exhibitions and receptions, special events, and end of session studio walk-throughs and auctions. Events are attended by the Haystack community and are also free* and open to the public. 

*A modest charge may be collected at the door for selected performances and special events to help defray the costs for these.

Inside Gateway Auditorium

Evening programs are presented in Gateway Auditorium.

Each summer Haystack opens its doors to the community for auctions that are held at the end of each session and for self-guided studio tours—Studio Walk-Throughs—giving visitors an opportunity to see some of the work that has been created by participants in Haystack studios during the residency and summer workshop sessions. Proceeds from the end-of-session auctions support the school’s scholarship fund and studio improvements.

Open Studio walkthroughs

Studios are open to the public during end-of-session Studio Walk-Throughs.