Residents of Prestwick enjoyed a tour of Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga Springs. This was the follow up event after listening to a lecture on the estate’s history.
Founded in 1900 by Spencer Trask and his wife Katrina, herself a poet, Yaddo is an artists’ community located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.
Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in many of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Artists can apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. They are selected by panels of other professional artists without regard to financial means.