About the Festival

Unlike Any Other Festival

The “arts in nature” concept encourages artists and audience members to engage in active participation with each other and with the natural 68-acre landscape of Camp Long.

You’ll find multiple intimate but spectacular outdoor performance stages: the new amplified Nancy Stage, the Meadow, on the climbing Glacier and in a forested grove by the Pond. The festival offers over 40 performances ranging from jazz, classical, indie rock, bluegrass, contemporary dance, and spoken word. The “Museum of Sound” is displayed through eight rustic cabins, hands-on art and nature activities, and winding hiking trails through the great outdoors.

In the Museum of Sound, artists take over Camp Long’s historic cabins to create installations that blend sound, music, and visual arts.  Most of the cabins will have a hands-on component allowing you to interact with the artists’ work! Explore the natural trails in the forest to find each of the cabins and step inside for the full experience.

You can even create your own works of art by participating in multiple art activities, writing workshops and open mics, juggling, costumed hikes through the forest, and naturalist events!

Aside from the delicious local food and drink options, there will be no large vendor booths. The Arts in Nature Festival experience is centered on interaction rather than transaction.


Food Trucks & Beer Garden!



Tickets for the Arts in Nature Festival 2017 coming soon



The Arts in Nature Festival is an annual event hosted by Nature Consortium, a West Seattle-based nonprofit that connects people, arts, and nature. Nancy Whitlock organized the first festival in 1998 as a way to connect with her neighbors and share her passion for art and nature.

Previous Arts in Nature Festivals have hosted artists like Cloud Cult, Trimpin, The Moondoggies, The Cabiri, Air 2 A Bird, NorthWest Dance Syndrome, and Susie Kozawa. Learn more about Nature Consortium at www.naturec.org.



Camp Long is located at 5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

Parking is (very) limited, so we strongly encourage carpooling and public transit. Metro route 21 stops directly in front of Camp Long, and routes 50 and the C Line are just a few blocks away.

Festival Hours

Saturday, August 26, 11am-9pm
Sunday, August 27, 11am-6pm