A Columbia County arts center and sculpture park plans to develop a new 190-acre site to host permanent installations of artists' works. Up to 18 artists would create their own enclosed "pavilions" that would eventually serve as galleries for their works, giving them the ability to design the space for their pieces from the ground up. The structures, which can be up to 5,900 square feet, would dot the landscape in a rural area of northern Columbia County. The Chatham Planning Board on Wednesday night approved the "Pavilions Project," which is being developed by Art Omi, a nonprofit in the nearby town of Ghent.

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