East Bay Regional Park District and Samavesha Present:
Art in Nature
A Multidisciplinary Arts Event
(Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, CA)
Sunday September 20, 2015 from 11am to 5pm, FREE
Sponsored by Regional Parks Foundation and Kaiser Permanente
The best way to get to the Festival is by using the free Shuttle from Merritt College. The Shuttle take you directly to the entrance of the Festival and the ride is only 10 minutes. For detailed info please visit the GETTING THERE page. The event is wheelchair accessible, bike and dog friendly, and non-commercial. Pack a snack. Join us for an immersion into art and nature surrounded by remarkable people and artists.
Art in Nature is a full day interdisciplinary, interactive, site-specific, multi-sensory, intercultural, and intergenerational immersion into art, nature, and the nature of art. It takes place annually along the Stream Trail of Oaklandʼs Redwood Regional Park. The event is free, unplugged, and off the grid.
Stroll along the mile-long Stream Trail, experience art in nature, and delve into the nature of art throughout 12 theme areas featuring music, dance, sculpture, painting, martial arts, poetry, body painting, circus arts, theater, visual arts, storytelling, arts & crafts, kids activities and more.
The event reflects two distinct aims:
Art in Nature: different expressions of art exposed and performed in nature.
The Nature of Art: revealing the artists’ processes, techniques, and tools.
The event is guided by the principle that all art forms originate from a universal human characteristic—creativity. This event conveys this universality by revealing the creative process that permeates many art forms, and also by giving attendees access to their own creativity through many participatory activities and performances.
We invite you to donate to help us cover our unmet costs for this year’s event. Visit our donate page for an explanation of benefits offered. The involvement and support of the community is essential to the sustainability of the event.
There are many opportunities for volunteering at the festival. Being a volunteer is an artistic experience in itself, and gives the opportunity to join our vibrant Crew of organizers and artists.
Art in Nature seeks:
- To make world-class arts and nature accessible to all
- To awaken and express personal creativity
- To foster collaborative synergy
- To encourage diverse and resilient communities
- To connect communities with nature and inspire environmental awareness.
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