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Photos from Art & Nature Fest 2018

>>Photos from Art & Nature Fest 2018

Photos from Art & Nature Fest 2018

Festival goers enjoyed the workshops, guided walks, performances and other activities offered at this year’s Art & Nature Fest — all of this on a splendidly sunny day at the beautiful Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve.

With thanks to our sponsors — Thrifty Foods, Guayaki, Salt Spring Water, and Salt Spring Island Foundation — festival goers, contributors and volunteers could eat fresh, cool fruit; quench their thirst on spring water and Guayaki; and participate in fun activities in the kids’ zone. Numerous volunteer hours went into the fest  — you all know who you are! Thank you from the bottomless well of thank yous.
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Ahava Shira’s Nature Journaling Circle, the first workshop of the day, where participants wrote about nature while in nature. Photo: Simon Henson, 2018

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Members of the Basketry Guild set up a popular workshop to teach the basketry technique of cordage. Photo: Simon Henson, 2018

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The Basketry Guild drew in several people interested in cordage. Photo: Simon Henson, 2018

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The Kids’ Zone was a popular station again this year. Over 30 kids and family members came together to make tree spirits, tell stories, make origami seed packages and take part in a scavenger hunt. Photo: Simon Henson, 2018

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Lisa Lipsett’s Touch Draw workshop attracted adults and children, and even one of the fest’s volunteers, who were interested in this unique art technique. Photo: Simon Henson, 2018

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It was lovely to see that children were able to participate in Lisa’s art technique of touching something in nature and drawing what they felt while their eyes were closed. Photo: Simon Henson. 2018

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When they weren’t dancing, running through long grasses, or making tree spirits, children were able to attend workshops with adults near restored streams and wetlands and with birds flying overhead. Photo: Simon Henson, 2018

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The Ruwadzano Marimba band drew people to their uplifting music, perfect for a sunny day in nature. Photo: Simon Henson, 2018

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Amazing music by amazing people! Chris Dixon, who expertly took care of the sound at the stage for the other performers, is on the left. Blackburn Lake sparkles in the background. Photo: Simon Henson, 2018

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Thank you to the volunteers who greeted festival goers as they entered and said good bye as they departed. Photo: Simon Henson, 2018

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Volunteers greeted people who arrived by car and helped them with parking. Not the most glamorous task but an important one! Photo: Simon Henson, 2018

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Linda Gilkeson offered the first of three guided walks to festival goers on the beautiful Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve: “Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficial Insects”! Photo: Simon Henson, 2018

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Finally, enjoy this video clip taken of Wesley Hardisty and Andy Meyers, who moved everyone with their rich voices, love songs and melodies.

2018-08-22T10:25:31+00:00