Art in Nature is an event designed for people of all ages.
The performances and art we curate are appropriate for all, and an inspiration for young and not-so-young alike. We believe the language of Art and Nature knows no age limits or boundaries, and are passionate about creating opportunities where families can connect and commune around the immersive experiences they will encounter at the Festival.
Within our offerings, we are also committed to providing creative and educational experiences that are tailored to kids of all ages.
Here are some of the specifically kids-oriented activities at the 2014 Art in Nature:
- Nanoscience & Nature – Pollen Art with Chabot Space & Science Center – Kids will design their own pollen art (with natural materials) while exploring the fantastic diversity and secret life of pollen.
- Kids Healthy Outdoor Challenge – sponsored by the Regional Parks Foundation and Kaiser Permanente – Kids will pick up a free self-paced activity guide, hike through the park, collect a free t-shirt and use it as canvas for their artistic expression.
- Create-With-Nature Zone by Zach Pine – An outdoor interactive sculpture zone using natural materials found in the park.
- EBRPD Mobile Visitor Center – Learning about our parks through arts and crafts.
- Visual Thinking Mural – A place to co-create meaningful mural art.
- The Palmis-Tree – Hand printing and creation of a tree of human expression through hands.
- Compostable balloon art and animals with Dante Mancini.
- Flower of Life – Community Earth Blessings interactive installation with Richard Bacon.
- Storytelling, puppet shows, face painting, and more!
By keeping the event vendor-free, we aim to enable an experience that is liberated from the everyday stresses of materialistic consumption. The activities are free, the performances are free, there are free offerings for kids and at no point does money become a barrier between a person (or a kid) and an experience. This allows for a complete immersion into one’s experience and for a gentle dissolution of the separation between performer and spectator. It also does mean that you should pack a lunch or snack for your kids in case they get hungry.Please visit our Getting There page for details on getting to Art in Nature by riding the free shuttle from Merritt College.
We invite you and your whole family to come explore the event.
We strongly encourage you to pack a lunch for you and your loved ones as the event has no vending.