EcoArts Fest

ArtStarts EcoArts Fest

ArtStart’s 2021 EcoArts Fest – A Festival in 3 Parts!

May 17-May 23, 2021

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 1 – 5/17-5/20 Free!
Family Art and Nature Classes:

May 17-20 from 6:30-8:00 pm
Held virtually in ArtStart’s Studio A
Register at

Part 2 – Free!
Hillside Art Loop
Saturday, May 22
Small group hands-on nature and art activities held at the Bloomington Education & Visitor Center
Register at
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

Pop-up Performances with ArtStart Performers
May 21 – May 23 throughout the day
Held at the Bloomington Education & Visitor Center and the Old Cedar Avenue Unit

EcoArts Fest sponsored by

For more information contact: Carol Sirrine or call 651-698-2787
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