n the summer, Haystack offers its Summer Evening Program Series, which features lectures and performances by faculty and visiting artists. Open to the Haystack community as well as the general public, free of charge, this Series, includes up to 40 slide lectures, performances, and other presentations that take place in the Gateway building. Most of Haystack’s evening programs are free to the public, with a modest charge collected at the door for selected performances to help defray the costs for these.
Each summer Haystack also 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 their sessions. Proceeds from the end-of-session support the school’s scholarship fund and studio improvements.