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April 19, 2019 Comments Off on A Different Way To Celebrate Seattle Pride: Walking In Nature With Art!! Views: 1464 All Ages Events, Arts & Entertainment, Arts Festivals, Community, Community Events, Family Friendly, Seattle Lesbian Scene, Seattle Pride 2019

A Different Way To Celebrate Seattle Pride: Walking In Nature With Art!!


Degenerate Art Ensemble, in the 2018 Festival. Photo:  Miguel Edwards

Degenerate Art Ensemble, in the 2018 Festival. Photo: Miguel Edwards

Do you like celebrating LGBTQ Pride in Seattle but you’re not really into booze, shrieking drag queens, sloppy bottomed go go boys and elderlesbians on motorcycles? (and, nothing wrong with any of those things. But, sometimes you crave something different to celebrate our LGBTQ Pride….something not involving a Budweiser sponsorship or $25 cover).

You have an option this year in Seattle!

The 20th annual “Arts in Nature Festival” is happening the same weekend as Seattle’s LGBTQ Pride celebrations, Saturday and Sunday, June 29th and 30th at Camp Long in West Seattle. It’s presented by the Delridge Neighborhood Development Association and it’s a FREE event featuring all sorts of arty stuff to do.

There’s even LGBTQ talent involved  with the festival…folkx like Cherdonna Shinatra! Also: Delridge is hella gay friendly. It’s full of friendly elder gays, most of them paired up but always welcoming visitors to their ‘hood.

More poo:

20th Annual Arts in Nature Festival

Free festival featuring 40+ local artists, food trucks, beer garden and family-friendly fun
at Camp Long in West Seattle


Unlike any other festival, the 20th annual Arts in Nature Festival will feature live musical performances, interactive art installations, creative nature-based activities and more, set in the lush 68-acre landscape of Camp Long, Seattle’s only campground. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, Seattle Pride weekend.  Proudly produced by Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA), this year’s theme is “Harmony” and the festival is free to attend.

Arts in Nature Festival: Harmony

June 29 & 30, 2019

Saturday, 11am – 9pm / Sunday, 11am – 6pm

Camp Long

5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

In addition to interactive art activities and games for all ages, this year’s lineup will include over 40 local artists across a variety of creative disciplines, including 8 interactive art installations set in Camp Long’s rustic cabins. The growing lineup includes local favorites like Daniel Pak, Cherdonna Sinatra, NW Tap Connection, Angelina Villalobos, and many others.

Create your own masterpieces and enjoy cool sights and sounds in Seattle’s only campground. A convoy of local food trucks will be available, and adults can wet their whistle at our festival beer garden.  Activities abound for kids and adults.  Become immersed in your local environment and experience the beauty that exists at the intersection of art, nature and neighborhood.

You can learn more about the Arts in Nature Festival on the DNDA website, For more information contact the DNDA office at (206) 935-2999 or email


About Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA):

Since 1996, DNDA has brought together neighbors, nonprofits, businesses and local government to sustain a vibrant and thriving Delridge community. Integrating art, nature and neighborhood, DNDA includes seven affordable housing properties, the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, and Nature Consortium—an environmental sector of DNDA’s programs that connects community members to the natural world.

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