Artists in residence engage the public through programs like workshops, lectures, and walks that are related to their KSAT projects.

Nestor Gil, associate professor of art at Lafayette College, organized and led LaJiraGira, a community picnic in August 2023 that featured a walk along the trail, fun with a piƱata, live music, and food provided by a local restaurant. He also took photos of participants’ blankets during the picnic in order to make prints from them and place them temporarily at strategic locations on the trail.

In 2022, Heidi Wiren Barlett directed a performance event (see above) on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in conjunction with her Upriver series of five sculptures and rocks on the trail. In addition, several Sound Bath Experiences with guided meditation took place.

Rachel Hayes was the resident artist in 2018-19, installing her colorful Site Lines artwork of construction mesh and nylon flag fabric.