Artica Festival

Cotton Belt Depot near St. Louis Riverfront
21 O'Fallon St
St. Louis, MO 63102
October 12, 2018 to October 14, 2018

Artists, musicians, poets, performers and creative citizens are invited to participate in Artica, a multi-media, outdoor participatory arts festival providing the people of the St. Louis metropolitan area with the opportunity to come together as a community through creative self-expression. Artica’s philosophy is one of openness and inclusion. All are welcome to create, participate and celebrate on this sacred heritage site.

MississipEpiphany

The Indus, the Nile, the Tigris and Euphrates, the Yangtze.

Any glance into early human civilizations very quickly reveals a singular natural force: a River.

The Mississippi -- from the Ojibwa mshi-, meaning “big,” and ziibi, meaning “waters” -- is this continent's central river corridor. The history of indigenous peoples in this area spans thousands of years, with the earliest evidence dating back as early as 12,000 BC. Over time, the development of agriculture, technology, trade, and population growth, along with changes in climate, led to the establishment of the largest urban settlement of the Mississippian cultures, Cahokia. Beginning in the 1600s, European colonization brought drastic changes to the region and its inhabitants. False treaties, forced relocation, genocidal violence, and the institution of slavery secured white domination in Missouri, the effects of which are still felt today.

The city of St. Louis, founded in 1764 bears this history. Yet the Confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers has flowed through millennia, providing a physical place to reflect about convergence in other aspects of our world.

ARTICA began more than a decade and a half ago, as a celebration of and beside this natural, creative force.

ARTICA 2018: MississippEpiphany is the next installment in that annual flood cycle of community and creativity.

FREE

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  • 2018-10-12 00:00:00 2018-10-12 00:00:00 America/Chicago Artica Festival

    Artists, musicians, poets, performers and creative citizens are invited to participate in Artica, a multi-media, outdoor participatory arts festival providing the people of the St. Louis metropolitan area with the opportunity to come together as a community through creative self-expression. Artica’s philosophy is one of openness and inclusion. All are welcome to create, participate and celebrate on this sacred heritage site.

    MississipEpiphany

    The Indus, the Nile, the Tigris and Euphrates, the Yangtze.

    Any glance into early human civilizations very quickly reveals a singular natural force: a River.

    The Mississippi -- from the Ojibwa mshi-, meaning “big,” and ziibi, meaning “waters” -- is this continent's central river corridor. The history of indigenous peoples in this area spans thousands of years, with the earliest evidence dating back as early as 12,000 BC. Over time, the development of agriculture, technology, trade, and population growth, along with changes in climate, led to the establishment of the largest urban settlement of the Mississippian cultures, Cahokia. Beginning in the 1600s, European colonization brought drastic changes to the region and its inhabitants. False treaties, forced relocation, genocidal violence, and the institution of slavery secured white domination in Missouri, the effects of which are still felt today.

    The city of St. Louis, founded in 1764 bears this history. Yet the Confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers has flowed through millennia, providing a physical place to reflect about convergence in other aspects of our world.

    ARTICA began more than a decade and a half ago, as a celebration of and beside this natural, creative force.

    ARTICA 2018: MississippEpiphany is the next installment in that annual flood cycle of community and creativity.

    FREE

    21 O'Fallon St St. Louis MO 63102
21 O'Fallon St.
St. Louis, MO 63102

https://articastl.com/

Artica Festival

Cotton Belt Depot near St. Louis Riverfront
21 O'Fallon St
St. Louis, MO 63102
October 12, 2018 to October 14, 2018

Artists, musicians, poets, performers and creative citizens are invited to participate in Artica, a multi-media, outdoor participatory arts festival providing the people of the St. Louis metropolitan area with the opportunity to come together as a community through creative self-expression. Artica’s philosophy is one of openness and inclusion. All are welcome to create, participate and celebrate on this sacred heritage site.

MississipEpiphany

The Indus, the Nile, the Tigris and Euphrates, the Yangtze.

Any glance into early human civilizations very quickly reveals a singular natural force: a River.

The Mississippi -- from the Ojibwa mshi-, meaning “big,” and ziibi, meaning “waters” -- is this continent's central river corridor. The history of indigenous peoples in this area spans thousands of years, with the earliest evidence dating back as early as 12,000 BC. Over time, the development of agriculture, technology, trade, and population growth, along with changes in climate, led to the establishment of the largest urban settlement of the Mississippian cultures, Cahokia. Beginning in the 1600s, European colonization brought drastic changes to the region and its inhabitants. False treaties, forced relocation, genocidal violence, and the institution of slavery secured white domination in Missouri, the effects of which are still felt today.

The city of St. Louis, founded in 1764 bears this history. Yet the Confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers has flowed through millennia, providing a physical place to reflect about convergence in other aspects of our world.

ARTICA began more than a decade and a half ago, as a celebration of and beside this natural, creative force.

ARTICA 2018: MississippEpiphany is the next installment in that annual flood cycle of community and creativity.

FREE

  • View Map
  • 2018-10-12 00:00:00 2018-10-12 00:00:00 America/Chicago Artica Festival

    Artists, musicians, poets, performers and creative citizens are invited to participate in Artica, a multi-media, outdoor participatory arts festival providing the people of the St. Louis metropolitan area with the opportunity to come together as a community through creative self-expression. Artica’s philosophy is one of openness and inclusion. All are welcome to create, participate and celebrate on this sacred heritage site.

    MississipEpiphany

    The Indus, the Nile, the Tigris and Euphrates, the Yangtze.

    Any glance into early human civilizations very quickly reveals a singular natural force: a River.

    The Mississippi -- from the Ojibwa mshi-, meaning “big,” and ziibi, meaning “waters” -- is this continent's central river corridor. The history of indigenous peoples in this area spans thousands of years, with the earliest evidence dating back as early as 12,000 BC. Over time, the development of agriculture, technology, trade, and population growth, along with changes in climate, led to the establishment of the largest urban settlement of the Mississippian cultures, Cahokia. Beginning in the 1600s, European colonization brought drastic changes to the region and its inhabitants. False treaties, forced relocation, genocidal violence, and the institution of slavery secured white domination in Missouri, the effects of which are still felt today.

    The city of St. Louis, founded in 1764 bears this history. Yet the Confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers has flowed through millennia, providing a physical place to reflect about convergence in other aspects of our world.

    ARTICA began more than a decade and a half ago, as a celebration of and beside this natural, creative force.

    ARTICA 2018: MississippEpiphany is the next installment in that annual flood cycle of community and creativity.

    FREE

    21 O'Fallon St St. Louis MO 63102
21 O'Fallon St.
St. Louis, MO 63102

https://articastl.com/