When the weekend comes around, most of us are guilty of having the same plans: happy hour here, dinner there, Bills game.. somewhere. It’s time to change up the routine for once.

THE EXHIBIT: OCTOBER 12 – 14

Resource:Art is going outside the box. The fine art consultancy has curated and coordinated an art exhibit called PLAY/GROUND in the former Medina High School. Attendees are able to see and explore more than 2 dozen experiences over the course of next weekend. After reviewing artist applications from around the country and Canada, Resourse:Art selected 29 artists and artistic collaborations to carry out PLAY/GROUND. The exhibit has a focus on the experiential, immersive, and ambitious. Visitors can expect a range of amazing installations that have been months in the making, like a giant foam tree, beds of real plants, wall drawings and more.

So…. why is this in Medina?¬†Resource:Art was approached by the developer who is in the process of converting the school into market rate apartments. “He wanted to create an impactful art event which would drive culture and visitors to his hometown of Medina, NY,” said Anna Kaplan of Resouce:Art and owner of Anna Kaplan Contemporary.

THE PARTY: OCTOBER 12

Here’s where we switch up your weekend plans. On October 12, Resource:Art and their sponsors will be hosting a huge preview party of PLAY/GROUND. Drinks, music, art all in a new setting. You may be thinking… This seems awesome, but do I want to drive to Medina on a Friday night? You don’t have to! Catch the shuttle from Hotel Henry. Purchase the PLAY/RIDE option which includes a cocktail party at Hotel Henry before, then a shuttle ride to and from the event. Also available, are PLAY/RIDE/STAY tickets which includes two tickets to the event, a ride to and from the event, an overnight stay at Hotel Henry and brunch the next morning. The fun continues all weekend, you can check out PLAY/GROUND 11am – 5pm on the 13th and 14th. Click here to purchase tickets.