Everywhere you look, a crazy kaleidoscope of colors whirls and mixes. LED lights from the music stages, painters spattering on group canvases to neon glowing art installations. Art Outside will blow your mind.
The fest is basically comprised of New Age workshops during the day, raging music by night, and opportune time to lay back on the grass and gaze at trippy art any time. Around 4,000 attendees and travelers turn up for the event annually, all dressed to express. From winged fairies blowing bubbles to humanized extraterrestrials. Letting loose of ones' creativity and imagination is encouraged here.
The music is the main draw. Art Outside offers a good spread of sounds as more than 75 bands play, spanning genres from reggae to funk to bluegrass, jam, glitch-hop, jazz, psychedelic and classic rock. Four stages spread across the grounds, and they're jumping from noon until sunrise.
The Main Stage hosts the headliners. The Dome is another big one, which is a partially covered metal honeycomb structure where DJs spin and EDM fans cluster. The fest's liveliest spot, the Dome hosts the late night sets. The smaller Midway Stage is mostly for workshops and performance art. Fire twirlers, aerialists, jugglers and other flow art shows happen here. The Folk It Up Stage is an intimate, tree shaded venue for quieter, acoustic music performances.
Loads of workshops take place during the day with some teaching pretty unusual skills. The most common class offering is the belly dancing and tie dying shirts while the unusual ones include playing the didgeridoo and creating galactic portrait art.
Art Outside brings you the knowledge. Other highlights include slacklining, where instructors teach how to rig a line using carabiners and a pulley system, as well as how to stay balanced while on the line. There are zen workshops that enlighten attendees about breath work, sound meditation and balance. Yoga classes and shamanic sound immersion lessons are popular, too.
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