Annual Report

It’s finally been a year of gathering once again, and it felt great! With great caution and thought for the health of the local community, we were able to hold Green River Rocks for the first time since 2019. Through our visiting artist program, the Frontier Fellowship, we hosted three month-long artists for community-engaged residencies. We held our third Summit which brought sixty-seven creative practitioners to our town for three days of shared meals, performances, and more!

In addition to bringing people together in Green River (my favorite activity), we’ve made progress in unexpected ways with regard to Canal Commons, our forthcoming and first housing development. As you can imagine it was incredibly discouraging to get to the point of breaking ground only to be put on hiatus due to impacts of the pandemic. Using readily available materials not impacted by supply chains and with the help of local volunteers, we turned our attention to
the design and construction of a new public park!

Pearl Baker Park’s soft opening and hosting the Spring Summit were definitely the big highlights for both Epicenter and the community this year. Please join me in reviewing the past fiscal year of Epicenter here. And, as always, please consider giving a tax-deductible donation here. You make this work possible!


Maria Sykes – Executive Director