July 28-August 5, 2017

Nine days dedicated to creating beauty and practicing presence with the self, the body, each other, & Earth. Step into a rich and inspiring week of intersecting practices from the contemplative, somatic, expressive, deep ecology, and community-building branches of our collective tree.

Each day we will rethread our ecological awareness through the senses, the embodied presence, and the creative process.  Throughout the week, we’ll practice seeing through the lens of interconnection.  Explore the personal and ecological context for your creative practices and make friends with the earth-body-mind. Become witness to the Nature within and around you, and return to your own embodied expression.

The festival includes the Work that Reconnects; Shambhala Art; Integrative Arts panel discussion; Authentic Movement; Deep Play Practices; Performance Salon; Full Moon Drum Circle; so much more…   for the benefit of all beings.

Look through last year's Festival Guide.

2016 Life.Art.Being Festival Guide

Life.Art.Being is made possible by our co-sponsors, and funded in part by a project grant from RACC. Please join us in thanking our partners by learning about and supporting their work.

This annual festival is an inspiring way to discover and develop the connections between the contemplative and expressive arts communities in the Pacific Northwest. To support this remarkable event and help it grow, we accept contributions to the Life.Art.Being fund. This fund allows us to offer scholarships to people who otherwise would be unable to attend.
Thank you for supporting the contemplative and expressive arts in our community!
 If you are limited financially and would like to attend any events, please be in contact with Elizabeth (at bespacepdx.com.

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