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Arts-in-Nature Festival
Festival Parade

2010 Arts in Nature Festival ~ August 21st – 22nd
at Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. SW Seattle, WA 98126
Saturday 11am-9pm and Sunday 11am-6pm

From fire performers and string quartets to dance troupes and an outdoor museum of sound, the 2010 Arts in Nature Festival will have something for everyone. This annual multidisciplinary event is produced by Nature Consortium and is nestled in the forested arms of Camp Long (5200 35th Ave. SW at SW Dawson St.).

This funky and eclectic little festival will showcase an impressive number of locally renowned performing artists, sound artists and ensembles such as: Hey Marseilles, 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 Babypant, Fences, Earth, Sapience Dance Collective, The Cabiri, and many others.

2010 Press Release

Performances take place in 5 different venues throughout the park: the Lodge, the forested grove by the Pond, the climbing Glacier, the Meadow and in the Geodesic Dome near the Fire Circle. The festival offers a wide array of eclectic and traditional music offerings ranging from experimental & improvised to classical, early, jazz and Americana. Dance troupes perform in various locations throughout the park, and wandering musicians roam the forested landscape between the cabins.

Camp Long’s rustic cabins house the “museum of sound” where artists take up residency for the weekend and create multidisciplinary installations that blend sound, auditory arts, music and visual arts. Most of the cabins have an interactive, hands-on component, allowing attendees to enter and interact with the artists’ work. This year’s Museum of Sound artists will include: Chris Ballew, Susie Kozawa, Greg D’Elia, Hollow Earth Radio, Ben Yarges, Youngstown Records, and NC Youth Art Program students..

The festival includes lots of interactive and hands-on activities such as EcoRhythm Instrument Building, EcoArt Mask Making, Printmaking and Naturalist activities in the Interactive Arts/Family-Kids area. This year’s food and drink will be provided by Taco Flair and Chef Kevin Anselmi, served with reusable plates, cups and cloth napkins. With a serious commitment to conservation, all festival marketing materials are printed on 100% post consumer waste paper. Admission is by donation ~ $5.00 per person.

A Peek into the Past:

Check out fire dancing at dusk from the 2009 Arts in Nature Festival.

More photos from the Arts in Nature Festival.

West Seattle Herald’s scenes from Arts in Nature Festival

CASPER BABYPANTS at the 2009 Arts in Nature Festival!

Download 2009 Press Release
Download 2008 Press Release

Click here for Quotes from 2008 Festival Artists
Click here for Quotes from 2007 Festival Artists

Photos from 2008 Festival:
Catherine Anstett
Nancy Whitlock

Getting There
Festival Parade Getting There: Attendees are encouraged to use less environmentally harmful transportation choices to arrive at the event such as transit, carpools, vanpools, bicycling and walking.

Metro Transit: For Camp Long: Metro bus #21
Click here for a map of Camp Long and vicinity

Directions to Camp Long: take the West Seattle Bridge from 99 (or I-5), stay in the left lanes for the Fauntleroy Way SW exit. At the first stoplight (35th Ave. SW), take a left. Go 6/10’s of a mile up the hill and Camp Long will be on the left hand side at SW Dawson St. Very small parking lot, but unlimited parking along 35th Ave. SW.

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