In 2015, over 8,000 people came and immersed themselves in the natural beauty of the park and the offerings of over 300 artists.

              

 

 

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

Directed by Laura Inserra

 

Sponsored by 

                            

Regional Parks Foundation and Kaiser Permanente

Art in Nature is a full day interdisciplinary, interactive, site-specific, multi-sensory, inter-cultural, and inter-generational 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 Festival is accessed by free Shuttle from Merritt College. The shuttle takes you directly to the entrance of the event and the ride is only 10 minutes. For detailed info please visit the Getting There page. The shuttle buses are not wheelchair accessible. Parking for vehicles with Disabled Person (DP) Parking Placards or License Plates is available inside the park by reservation only, and must be reserved at least 7 days in advance. See our Accessibility page for more information.

Pack a snack. Join us for an immersion into art and nature surrounded by remarkable people and artists.

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 people with nature and inspire environmental awareness.

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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 mile-long Stream Trail of Oaklandʼs Redwood Regional Park, California.

The event is FREE, unplugged (acoustic) and off the grid (no electricity or cell phone coverage).

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 people with nature and inspire environmental awareness

The event includes the participation of over two hundred local art organizations and artists. These selected groups and individuals perform or present pieces of art and experiences focused on encouraging public participation in the arts. The goal is for audiences to play a role in what is being created, whether by enhanced engagement, co-creation, or audience-as-artist participation.

The arts represented at the event are multi-disciplinary, covering a large range of expressions: painting, sculpture, music, dance, martial arts, theater, musical theater, circus arts, poetry, ritual, folk and traditional arts, crafts, literature, opera, storytelling, puppet shows, visual arts, and more.

Art in Nature introduces people to the beauty of Oakland’s Redwood Regional Park. The event promotes public awareness about the clear linkage between individual and community health, arts and creativity, and accessible parks.

Samavesha offers a rich and successful history of presenting this program since 2010. Art In Nature is the fruition of the ongoing collaboration between Samavesha, the East Bay Regional Park District, the Regional Parks Foundation, an accomplished Artistic Director, a seasoned artistic production team, and an extensive community of artists and volunteers cultivated throughout the years.

Samavesha would not exist without the generous support of individual donors. We invite you to send what you can afford as a tax-deductible investment in the future of bringing art to more lives. No gift is too small but a big contribution! Please visit the Support page.

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