Transformational Festivals: Where Ecstatic Spirit and Sonic Celebration Unite (w/ Timeline & Preview Guide)

“We’re not just trying to give people a place to go and dance and listen to music. Instead, we’re trying to inspire people to gather, celebrate and learn in a responsible and healthy way so they can inspire change in the world when they leave.” – Dede Flemming, Lightning in a Bottle

“…Our greatest success would be for even one participant to have a life-changing empowering experience: the young music lover who tries meditation for the first time, the old wisdom keeper who dances to electronic music for the first time and experiences that magic, the soulmates who meet at the tea lounge. It is those small moments that are huge to us, and it is the magic of those kinds of experiences that is our main inspiration.” – Edwin John Leskin, Ryan Fearon, Gratifly

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Rob Sato Artist Interview: Fantasy and Reality Bridged by Words and Images

“Writing feels like it comes from a separate part of the brain than where imagery generates from, so when I’m having trouble on a painting, I can turn to the writing to think about things from a different angle.” – Rob Sato

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Frank Correa Photographer Interview: Color-Drenched Urban Fantasies // Entrevista con el Fotógrafo Frank Correa: Fantasias Urbanas Saturadas de Color

“I just kind of go and feel it out – what looks good, the chemistry, so that everything’s just kind of organic, spontaneous, in the moment.” /// “Simplemente llego y me guio por lo que siento – que es lo que se ve bien, la química, de esta manera todo es simplemente así como orgánico, espontáneo, de ese momento.” - Frank Correa

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Saya Woolfalk Artist Interview: The Possibility Of All Kinds Of Mixing

“When you come in, I want you to be in a world — but it’s our world.”

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Amanda Charchian Artist Interview: Saying YES To Raw Honesty

“I appear defiant because I have something to rebel against, something to be resistant to. Every artist I admire has something to say, to instigate, a passion to ignite.” – Amanda Charchian

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Dana Popa Artist Interview: Uncovering The Intimate Details of Sex Trafficking

“I decided to try and get a closer look at sex trafficking and record what it means for the women to survive sexual slavery. I chose to have a glimpse of their souls — which at the time seemed very difficult to do… I wanted to look at their traces — at what women who had disappeared for years and who are believed to be trafficked and sexually enslaved leave behind.” - Dana Popa

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Alexis Arnold Artist Interview: Crystalizing The Present

“Time (and its physical/visual presence) is an ever-present concept in my work, as well as a large factor in crystal growth.”

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Bette Burgoyne Artist Interview: Cobwebs Of Pattern And Form

“My intention is to reveal a spectacle of wood, water, light and atmosphere; to share my enthusiasm for these processes and patterns that overlay, harmonize and echo one another.”

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Shaun Kardinal & Erin Frost Joint Artist Interview: Entangled In Embroidery

“Every artist has the occasional fit over a project, reaching moments of doubtful frustration, but having the other near, offering words of encouragement and logic, can be even more fruitful.” – Shaun Kardinal

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David O’Brien Artist Interview: Manipulating Organism Through Art

“With so much non-linear thinking going on these days, it is humbling to be reminded of the fact that there are still many things in life that are incredibly linear… We are born once and we die once. What happens in-between is totally variable.”

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