Saturday May 13 • Center for Spiritual Living • 1818 Felt St. Live Oak, Santa Cruz
The second Santa Cruz Arts & Technology Festival ignites a week of activities on May 10 at the Museum of Art & History. Three evenings of socially relevant panel discussions are a prelude to the big Festival day, Saturday May 13th. Then the event will occupy the Center for Spiritual Living, 1818 Felt St in Live Oak, hosting an eclectic array of artists, computer wizards, musicians, inventors and educators.
Celebrating tech achievement and artistic creations, the Santa Cruz Arts & Technology Festival features innovative art, products, informational displays and demos from local and regional companies, tech startups and students. The arts and tech exhibits are on view Saturday, May 13 from 12:30 until 6:30 p.m. and the featured multi-media theater performance begins at 7:00 pm.
Interested individuals, companies and organizations can still make an application to present exhibits, inventions, animations, digital games, light art pieces and performance skills. Interactive and informative content is favored and vendors are encouraged to participate. Volunteers and sponsors are welcome. More information is available on the website at www.scatfest.com.
Evening panel discussions on May 10, 11 and 12 will include “Arts, Tech and Education,” “Water, Agriculture and Permaculture,” and “Energy, Transportation and Climate.” A major workshop “Visual Arts and Tech” is on the agenda for Saturday afternoon.
SC Arts & Technology Festival will have live music all day Saturday. The featured band is Bicicletas por la Paz, musical evangelists of bicycling. A high energy, bilingual “Latin-circus-reggae-funk” group, the Bicicletas transport their audience-pedal-powered sound system on cargo bikes from Oakland.
Santa Cruz Arts & Technology Festival also offers a colorful visionary art exhibit, plus light-art installations, digital video animation, music throughout the day, plus dance and circus arts performances.
On Saturday evening, the festival’s popular highlight, a unique multi-media performance, will fill the main theater hall. This show includes a superb selection of regional talent — musicians, dancers and light-artists. It features live music and cutting-edge visuals by multiple projection artists.
The festival offers ticket options from $10. Discounted “Early Bird” tickets are available on the website: www.scatfest.com through April 10th. Exhibitor, vendor, volunteer and sponsor applications can also be downloaded.
Brainchild of local multi-media artist Phoenix Dr Now, the Santa Cruz Arts Technology Festival’s mission is to be a super-charged local resource for innovation, inspiration and dialog. The forward-looking, informative and joyful festival mixes unique, playful arts and media with tech tools and toys.
Santa Cruz Arts & Technology Festival strives to connect local creators, inventors and doers to exhibit, demonstrate and discuss their concepts, methods and skills. It seeks to galvanize dialog between our arts & tech innovators towards developing a healthier, more sustainable community.
Santa Cruz Arts & Technology Festival: Panels: May 10 & 11 and 12 at Museum of Art & History – Main Festival Event: May 13 12:30-10 p.m. Center for Spiritual Living, 1818 Felt St. in Live Oak, Santa Cruz
- Arts and tech exhibits from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Multi-media theater performance begins at 7:00 p.m.