The Festival Returns


The 2015 Arts in Nature Festival is set for August 22-23 at Camp Long. Nature Consortium is bringing back this coveted community event as a fundraiser for the organization. This small, but mighty nonprofit’s mission is to “connect people, arts and nature”. . . and there’s no better way to do that than with a festive, artistic celebration in the woods! Tickets for this year’s event will go on sale in spring 2015, and there will be opportunities to apply for free tickets between then and August.

An Unparalled Experience

The Arts in Nature Festival exists at the nexus of art, nature, and community. As Nature Consortium’s founding project, this festival offers an eclectic experience of art and performance in the woods of Seattle’s only camp ground. Rather than rows of vendors and merchants, you’ll find four intimate performance stages, a ‘museum of sound’ in 8 rustic cabins, interactive hands-on art and nature activities, and winding hiking trails through the great outdoors.

Some of our previous festival artists have included:  Cloud Cult, Trimpin, The Moondoggies, The Legendary Oaks, Hey Marseilles, Lelavision, The Cabiri, Fences, Chris Ballew, Caspar Babypants, Side Saddle, Northwest Dance Syndrome, Hollow Earth Radio, The Curious Mystery, Paul Rucker, The Early Music Guild, Dixie Kings Brass Band, The Anti-Fascist Marching Band, Ranger & The Re-Arrangers, Amy Denio, Christian Swenson, Jack Wilson, The Lonely Coast, Correo Aereo, Billy & The Bouncers, The Boys of Greenwood Glen, Susie Kozawa, Perri Lynch, Kristin Tollefson, Mandy Greer, Karl Blau, Steven Arntson, Rumi Koshino and many, many others.

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Call For Artists

Nature Consortium is now seeking local Seattle and King County-based artists to participate in this year’s festival. Musicians, performers, theatre and dance troupes are wanted for performances in the Lodge, at the Pond, in the Meadow, and on the Glacier. Performances must be acoustic and unplugged, though you may bring your own small battery-powered amp. Artist fees are $50 per performer per 45-60 minute performance with a cap of $250 per group.

Sound and multimedia artists can apply to create weekend-long installations in the Museum of Sound that takes place in 8 rustic cabins throughout Camp Long. Installations must be open and staffed from 11am-7pm on Saturday, 8/22 and 11am-6pm on Sunday, 8/23. Installation set-up hours will take place Friday, 8/21 from 11am-8pm and Saturday, 8/22 from 8-11am. Artist fees are $300 for the weekend. Artists are welcome to spend the night in their cabin Friday and Saturday night.

Application deadline: February 28, 2015 – Selected artists will be notified by April 30, 2015

Artist Application