Arts in Nature Festival | August 22-23, 2015
Music, Art & Performance at Seattle’s Only Campground
The Arts in Nature Festival will return on August 22–23 at Camp Long in West Seattle. The festival is an eclectic experience of music, art, and performance in the woods of Seattle’s only camp ground. The diverse lineup of over 40 artists includes music from indie rock to traditional Japanese folk, plus dance performance, poetry, and audio/visual installations in the Museum of Sound.
Highlights of the artist lineup include Stranger Genius nominee Clyde Peterson, who will be presenting his multimedia installation Boating with Clyde and performing with indie rock band Your Heart Breaks. Karl Blau, iji, Mako & Munjuru, Hollow Earth Radio, and Althea Fantast Dance Collective are also on the lineup for the weekend.
The “arts in nature” concept encourages artists and audience members to engage in active participation both with each other and with the natural landscape of Camp Long. Performances will be intimate, ambient, and acoustic in four different venues throughout the park: in the Lodge, in a forested grove by the Pond, on the climbing Glacier, and in the Meadow.
Camp Long’s rustic cabins will house the Museum of Sound where artists will take up residency for the weekend creating multidisciplinary installations blending sound, auditory arts, music and visual arts. The cabins meander through the forested perimeter of the park, and festival goers will have the opportunity to enter and explore each cabin. Most of the cabins will have a hands-on component allowing attendees to interact with the artists’ work.
In addition to viewing performances and installations, festival-goers can participate in poetry workshops, art activities, costumed hikes through the forest, and a beer garden sponsored by Fremont Brewing.
The Arts in Nature Festival is an annual event hosted by Nature Consortium, a West Seattle-based nonprofit that connects people, arts, and nature. Camp Long is located at 5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116.
Tickets for the festival are on sale for $10 per day or $16 for the weekend. To view the full artist lineup and purchase tickets today, visit http://fest.naturec.org.