The EcoArts Fest is a wonderful event in which nature and art come together in a fantastic way. The Fest takes place from 12 – 5 pm this Saturday, June 1st at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Bloomington. This is the 12th year for the event and each year it gets better and better. The main focus is on pollinators, with free activities for all ages.
You can find the schedule here on their event page.
EcoArts Fest’s environmental focus is protecting our pollinators: bees, butterflies, and birds. The festival explores environmental changes and habitat loss of birds, monarch butterflies, bees, and more.
EcoArts Fest activities are created with residencies, workshops, and programming in the community with artists and naturalists months in advance of the celebration. Naturalist Larry Wade provides curriculum for students in residencies and their art reflects their environmental observations.
The day is a culmination of these activities and showcases the art, music, dance, and performances of youth and adults in response to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world and our place in it.
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