A World of Fairies: Across the Seven Seas – the 2018 Fairy House Village!
The fairies have left for the winter, moving to warmer quarters. But they will return to Arrowhead next summer to live in a new set of fairy houses.
To apply to have your fairy house at Arrowhead, please see the 2018 Call for Artists. After reading the guidelines, you may either print out and fill in a paper form, or see the online form, below. Thanks!
In 1856, Herman Melville wrote a short story, “The Piazza,” while living at Arrowhead. In this tale, the narrator believes he sees fairy lights on Mt. Greylock.
“And this recalls my inland voyage to fairy-land. A true voyage; but, take it all in all, interesting as if invented…
Indeed, for a year or more, I knew not there was such a spot, and might, perhaps, have never known, had it not been for a wizard afternoon in autumn—late in autumn—a mad poet’s afternoon; when the turned maple woods in the broad basin below me, having lost their first vermilion tint, dully smoked, like smouldering towns, when flames expire upon their prey; and rumor had it, that this smokiness in the general air was not all Indian summer…
Fairies there, thought I; some haunted ring where fairies dance.”