Camp Long, West Seattle’s outdoor classroom and urban haven, will host the Arts in Nature Festival on August 21 and 22, 2010.
The festival will feature a large and varied range of performing and visual arts that connect visitors with nature, including:
- Music: Jazz, classical, world, hip hop, bluegrass, and orchestral folk
- Auditory arts: the “Museum of Sound”
- Dance and aerial performances
- Puppet shows
- Marching bands
- Interactive activities for kids and adults, including printmaking, instrument and mask-making, participatory chime clusters, laughter circles, and naturalist events.
The festival is hosted by the Nature Consortium, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect people, arts, and nature. The event is also a fundraiser for the organization, founded on the principle of teaching environmental lessons through the creative arts and hands-on conservation projects.
Locally renowned performing artists at the festival will showcase include Hey Marseilles, Pearl Django, Lelavision, Earth, Fences/Chris Mansfield, The Cabiri, Chris Ballew playing songs of The Presidents of the United States of America (as a Nature Consortium benefit show – $25/ticket) and also performing as Caspar Babypants, Jack Wilson, NorthWest Dance Syndrome, Anti-Fascist Marching Band, The Boys of Greenwood Glen, The Curious Mystery, Air 2 A Bird, and Paul Rucker.
The festival’s renowned “Museum of Sound” will offer festival-goers multidisciplinary installations (visual and auditory arts, music, and sound) featuring Hollow Earth Radio, Youngstown Records, Kate Endle & Chris Ballew, Nicolas Gonzalez, Susie Kozawa, Gregory D’Elia, Benjamin Yarges, Ricky Gene Powell, and Nature Consortium Youth Art Program participants.
Suggested donation: $10 per person.