Create Community: Spaces for Discovery

Crane’s Orchard

In collaboration with the Crane’s Family – Create Community: Spaces for Discovery spreads through the orchards sparking intrigue and creating interactive fun for all ages. From a distance (when visiting Crane’s Pie Pantry) you can see a path of windows through the field, which welcomes you and guides you on a path to discovery. A red door opens to a grove of pecan trees where you will find a seating area tucked in the forest. When you enter the enclosure, you will be invited to join in and experience the sound, stillness, and seclusion of the woods. The calm and peaceful sounds of the woods are amplified by hanging wind chimes in combination with interactive standing bells that you can make your own sounds of the woods!

The SCA and Crane’s Pie Pantry are both celebrating tremendous milestones in 2022. The SCA is honoring 20 years of service with the Quad Community Installation, and Crane’s Pie Pantry is raising a glass to their 50th year in business. Cheers to you, our friends!

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Each and every location was dreamed, brainstormed, problem solved, drafted, created, and built with your experience in mind.

1 year of planning | 4 months of building | Countless hours on zoom | A few friendly debates

Every installation in Spaces For Discovery is inspirited by children’s literature, the environment that surrounds it, and the people who interact with it.

Children's Literature Inspiration

"Harold and the Purple Crayon" by Crockett Johnson

Harold wants to go for a walk in the moonlight, but there is no moon, so he draws one. He has nowhere to walk, so he draws a path. He has many adventures looking for his room, and in the end, he draws his own house and bed and goes to sleep.

This book teaches children to question reality, and look outside the lines of what is directly in front of you. 

Location Inspiration

Crane’s Orchard was born in the 1880’s and now grows over 17 different varieties of apples, 10 varieties of peaches, and sweet cherries for u-pickers to choose from. Scenery here is breathtaking. Every year, the orchard builds a new corn maze for visitors to get lost in and provides hayrides around the farm in the fall. Crane’s Pie Pantry Restaurant & Winery has been in business since 1972. Guests can get homemade pie with family recipes passed down for 5 generations – as well as a glass of wine or cider made from produce on the farm.

Want to get more hands-on with this site? Interested in working directly with the artists? Join us at one of the Quad-Community events happening at the SCA!