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WASSAIC — In 2006–07, investors Tony Zunino and Dick Berry envisioned the hamlet of Wassaic, an old mill town, as a cultural hot spot. They bought Maxon Mills with the intention of investing in the building and in the community. The Wassaic Project was born, now recognized for both its multi-media arts festival and for its art residencies, with about 70 artists passing through the doors this year alone.

The project’s co-directors are Bowie Zunino, Eve Biddle and Jeff Barnett-Winsby. They work cooperatively with the local community and school system to grow...