We are only having booths on Saturday. That is tomorrow. =)
Here is a reminder: You can unload either at Jowers Parking Lot or at the small parking lot at Sewell Park. Make sure you check in at one of the info booths before setting up. We will have volunteers ready to help you.
So much gratitude to all of our supporters and contributors! With your help we made our financial goal for Texas Wild Rice Festival and beyond. We would like to recognize the significant support of all of our sponsors without whom this venture would be impossible:
H.E.A.T. of Texas State University, The San Marcos River Foundation, The San Marcos Area Arts Council, The Edwards Aquifer Authority, Upcycle Organics, Eco-Pioneers, Tantra Coffee House, The Root Cellar, Swimming Pig Productions, Yakona, The San Marcos Voice, Hochheim Prarie Insurance, The Scuba Club of TX State University, Wake The Dead CoffeeShop, Creation Flame, Jane Hughson, Classic Tattoo, Bright Sky, 04 Arts Foundation, and Brian D. F. Archer.
Online we reached the $12,000 we were aiming for and due to sponsorships from the Environmental Service Committee of Texas State University as well as Texas Parks and Wildlife coming through in March, we even reached beyond our stretch goal of $15,000!!
This means we will be able to invest in next year’s event, as well as other smaller events throughout this year such as free classes at the nature center, tree plantings and other community restoration projects!
This Saturday is our fundraiser! We hope to see you there! Details below.
ARTheism :: Michael Garfield :: Hair Farmers :: Grace Park :: Violinda – Fundraiser for Texas Wild Rice Festival 2014
Saturday, February 15th, 2014
San Marcos, TX
Free for all ages / donations appreciated
S’mores by the fire
Special edition t shirts and bumper stickers available
We are launching our community based online campaign with Indiegogo.com on February 1st. This free live event will coincide with our fundraiser and will contribute to the creation of the upcoming TWRF! Truly, this is for the community, by the community.
This fundraiser will serve to help raise funds for the Texas Wild Rice Festival 2014, to be held April 11th & 12th at Sewell Park in San Marcos, TX. The festival will feature live music, performances, local vendors, guided walks, interactive arts & crafts, wellness workshops, sustainability training and science experiments all celebrating the life giving waters, inhabitants and cultural history of the San Marcos River.
Watch our video and donate to the campaign at:http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/texas-wild-rice-festival
We encourage the entire community of San Marcos to come learn about, fall in love with, and celebrate our beautiful River. The artesian spring fed water of the San Marcos stays a constant 72 degrees, is home to eight endangered species and, flows crystal clear all year long- allowing us to remain the longest continually inhabited place in North America.
This is a festival for the community, by the community. We hope to see everyone, from all demographics come out to share in this event of gratitude and inspiration.
Texas Wild Rice Festival will highlight community vendors, local food, free educational workshops, storytelling, guided nature walks, river inspired arts and crafts, hands on aquatic science experiments, permaculture activities, performances from musicians, poets, and more! With a festival that all San Martians can participate in, we hope to help invigorate the love and pride the citizens of this city feel in themselves, their river, and their community.
Texas Wild Rice Festival will be a free space for all the micro-communities of San Marcos to gather and cross-pollinate their knowledge, arts, and visions for how we can grow holistically with this magnificent river as our center. We can all use it as a platform for launching consistent year round educational and artistic community gatherings focused on the river.
San Martians dancing with a parachute during Kabomba’s set at River Awareness Day, (The Pilot Event for TWRF).
An excerpt from Arthiesm’s performance Saturday night at River Awareness Day last August. Excited to have these San Martians back again for the Texas Wild Rice Festival this coming April 11th and 12th!
Artheism is made up of the real-time digital projection art of Topher Sipes in co-creation with the improvisational dance of Samantha Beasley.