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Michl’s film screened at the 2018 Arts in Nature Festival

Poet and visual artist Eliot Michl’s film selected by the 2018 Arts in Nature Festival

Poet and visual artist Eliot Michl’s film, “Don’t Tell Me I’m Beautiful” has been selected to be screened by the 2018 Arts in Nature Festival in Seattle, Washington in cooperation with the Northwest Film Forum.

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The 2018 Arts in Nature Festival is being held at Camp Long, one of Seattle’s green-space gems, and will feature the work of 40+ artists over two days in August. The festival celebrates art and nature with diverse programming from music, visual art, poetry, puppetry, food trucks, merchants and more.

The theme for artist presentation is “Convergence.” Artists and audience members are encouraged to engage in active participation with each other, other art disciplines, and with the natural 68-acre landscape of Camp Long. The event is proudly presented by the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association with projected attendance of 2500.

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This year, the Arts in Nature Festival is particularly excited to feature music the music of Reverend Pat Wright’s Total Experience Gospel Choir. The festival will also feature music from Naomi Wachira, De Cajon, and Gamelan Pacifica. For those of you who want to experience poetry in nature, there will be a reading featuring Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia Renee, J Mace III, and Jordan Chaney.

You’ll find multiple intimate but spectacular outdoor performance spaces, weekend-long installations in eight rustic cabins by Shin Yu Pai & Michael Barakat, Robb Kunz, Celeste Cooning, Markeith Wiley & Laura Aschoff, and more. There will be visual installations by Vaughn Bell, Sarah Kavage & Aaron Haba, live mural painting by Angelina Villalobos and Roache the Muralist.

You can become part of the festivities and create your own works of art in nature by participating in multiple interactive, family-friendly art activities, including performances by Northwest Puppet Center, linocuts, capoeira demonstrations, and a labyrinth. The festival will also include a convoy of delicious, local food trucks and a beer garden.

For more information, contact Sara Parolin at sara@dnda.org.