Field of Green Festival with SiTE:LAB
Friday June 15 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 pm
Saturday June 16 12:00pm - 5:00 p.m.
~ $1 Wagon Rides
~ Food and drink available for purchase
~ SiTE:LAB Art Installed Throughout the Property
~ Pidgeon Creek Shakespeare Company to do roving performances
~ Grand Rapids Children's Museum will host children's nature crafts
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This Friday and Saturday Blandford Nature Center brings you an extra special treat. BNC's third annual Field of Green Festival will be blending with SiTE:LAB. SiTE:LAB is a nonprofit organization that creates temporary site-specific art projects throughout Grand Rapids. Last summer was the first time SiTE:LAB and Blandford joined forces and it was such a success that they decided to do so again.
Originally, the Field of Green Festival was created by Blandford volunteer Melissa Bass as a means of bringing together nature and music as well as serving as a fundraiser. This year the festival will take on a new life with the help of SiTE:LAB as artists install their pieces throughout the property. Not only does this offer a great opportunity for guests to take an art scavenger hunt along the trails but it is also an opportunity for artists to create without the limitations of being indoors. "It opens the door for real creativity," explains Blandford's executive director Annoesjka Steinman.
Admission to the festival is free of charge. There will be $1 wagon rides as well as food and beverage (including beer from Brewery Vivant) available for purchase. The Pidgeon Creek Shakespeare Company will be at Blandford doing roving performances and on Saturday the Grand Rapids Children's Museum will be doing nature crafts for kids in the Learning Lab. Lisa Rose Starner will also be taking guests on guided trail walks and teaching about edible and medicinal plants.
This festival is a great opportunity to come visit Blandford and deepen your appreciation for nature and for art. You and your family won't want to miss it.
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