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Sky High Farm T-shirts with illustrations by Joana Avillez. Photo: Quil Lemons

Partnership

Dan Colen × Dover Street Market
Twelve brands create exclusive merchandise to support Sky High Farm

Following their February 2020 partnership, Sky High Farm and Dover Street Market are launching an ambitious yearlong project featuring merchandise collaborations across the industries of fashion, art, film, food, and design. For the first iteration, Sky High Farm founder Dan Colen has selected twelve independently minded brands allied by a shared sense of civic responsibility to create exclusive garments or accessories bearing the farm’s signature artwork—created by Joana Avillez—to be sold online and at Dover Street Market’s New York and Los Angeles locations. Raising both funds and awareness, the collaboration will support Sky High Farm’s commitment to standing up against inequity in our food systems and to providing sustenance, nutrition, healing, and new opportunities for underserved communities.

Sky High Farm T-shirts with illustrations by Joana Avillez. Photo: Quil Lemons

Sky High Farm, Columbia County, New York

Support

Sky High Farm

Dan Colen founded Sky High Farm in 2011 as a way to address food insecurity and improve access to fresh, nutritious food for underserved communities in New York. Located in Columbia County, New York, the 40-acre farm raises pasture-based livestock and grows organic fruit and vegetables exclusively for donation. Recently recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the organization is raising funds to help expand its reach in the next decade. Donations will be used to increase production, scale up distribution, support other regional farms, and create educational opportunities. To donate, visit charity.gofundme.com.

Sky High Farm, Columbia County, New York

Sky High Farm collection on display at Dover Street Market, Los Angeles, 2019

Partnership

Dan Colen × Dover Street Market

Dan Colen and Dover Street Market have teamed up to create a line of clothing and farm goods to be sold through the retail store to support Sky High Farm, founded by Colen in 2011. All proceeds will be donated to the 40-acre farm in upstate New York, which aims to address food security and nutrition by sustainably growing and harvesting fresh produce and raising livestock exclusively for donation to underserved communities. The collection includes vintage-sourced, naturally tie-dyed tees and other apparel, as well as honey, jam, tea, salt, and tomatoes grown and jarred on the farm.

Sky High Farm collection on display at Dover Street Market, Los Angeles, 2019

Sky High Farm, Hudson Valley, New York

Project

Dan Colen
Sky High Farm

In 2011, Dan Colen founded Sky High Farm in New York’s Hudson Valley. Committed to addressing food insecurity and improving access to fresh, nutritious food for underserved communities in New York, Sky High Farm grows fresh fruits and vegetables and raises livestock exclusively for the purposes of donation. The farm operates with a sustainable and regenerative farming model. It also collaborates with nonprofits and government agencies to provide education and work training programs. In addition to Sky High, Colen has contributed extensive fundraising efforts to Henry Street Settlement, whose programming and social services have made a huge impact on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Sky High Farm, Hudson Valley, New York

Photo: Christopher Burke Studio

Award

Dan Colen

RxART honors Dan Colen with the RxART Inspiration Award at their annual party on November 9, 2017 in New York. In March 2017 Colen finished an ambitious and complex installation titled Moments like this… at St. Mary’s Hospital, which was organized in collaboration with RxART. The facility will serve a community of 2,000 children and adolescents living with acute special needs and medical conditions. Tickets are available by contacting party@rxart.net.

Photo: Christopher Burke Studio

Art Talk! on Vice

Video

Art Talk! on Vice
Dan Colen

In this 2011 interview with Vice, Dan Colen walks through his New York studio and explains his nontraditional entry into the art world.