In a partnership with the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge ArtStart’s EcoArts Fest has become a tradition. Originally, a 1-day event that brought local schools, families, artist and performers to the MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge to celebrate our close connection to nature through the arts, the EcoArts Fest has transformed into a 3-part festival which is being held the week of May 17-May 23, 2021.
You must be registered to participate.
Here are some opportunities to connect with ArtStart, the Refuge and learn about nature, make art and enjoy puppet shows, dance, and music all for FREE!
Part 2 – 5/22, 2021 Free! Hillside Art Loop
Small group hands-on nature and art activities held at the Bloomington Education & Visitor Center Register at signup.com/go/ndEwdGS. Station 1:Drawing/Writing from the Prairie with artist Jeanette Dickinson and poet Marie Olofsdotter Station 2: Goldsworthy Inspired on the Trail-Impermanent Sculpture with artist Meg Erke Station 3:Birds of the Forest puppets with artist team Gustavo Boadaand Julie Boada
PART 3 – 5/21-23, 2021 Pop-up Performances with ArtStart Performers Throughout the day
Held at the Bloomington Education & Visitor Center and the Old Cedar Avenue Unit www.fws.gov/refuge/minnesota_valley