Nature Consortium
Wine in the Woods a wine tasting and arts event set for Aug. 10 at Camp Long is a fundraiser for the Nature Consortium. The organization is seeking a more sustainable way to bring back their annual Arts in Nature Festival which is not being held for 2012.

Wine in the Woods will help support Nature Consortium

Annual Arts in Nature Festival cancelled for 2012 to return in the future

Nature Consortium, a West Seattle based environmental organization will not be presenting their annual Arts in Nature Festival at Camp Long this year citing the need to make that effort more sustainable long term. But they will be offering something unique and hope to use it to fund the Arts in Nature Festival in future years. Wine in the Woods a wine tasting fundraiser gives a taste of Arts in Nature Festival and is set for August 10, 2012.

The festivities will take place at Camp Long in West Seattle at 5200 35th Ave. s.w.. The event will feature wine from local Washington wineries, appetizers and desserts, performances, art installations, campfire, and a silent auction.

Proceeds from Wine in the Woods will help fund Arts in Nature Festival, a community event celebrating local and unique music, art, and performance among the woods of Seattle’s only camp ground. Nature Consortium has hosted the festival nearly every year since 1998 featuring artists like Trimpin, Hey Marseilles, Northwest Dance Syndrome, and Hollow Earth Radio.

“We have decided to take a break from the Festival in 2012 so that we can work towards producing an annual event that is both successful and sustainable on a long-term basis,” states a letter from Nancy Whitock, Executive Director of Nature Consortium and founder of the festival.

In addition to wine tasting, Wine in the Woods will feature performances and installations by previous Arts in Nature Festival artists. There will also be a silent auction to benefit the festival and other Nature Consortium programs. After the auction, follow illuminaria on a trail through the forest to a campfire and desserts.

The Arts in Nature theme embodies the spirit of Nature Consortium. Since 1998 the organization has worked to create and celebrate community through art and nature, especially in West Seattle. In addition to the Arts in Nature Festival, Nature Consortium works with community members to restore the West Duwamish Greenbelt, a large forest near the Delridge neighborhood, and provides free art classes to youth throughout Seattle.

Wine in the Woods is sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation, Long Provincial Vietnamese Restaurant, and Steven & Lisa Brown. Beer lovers are also encouraged to attend the Clips of Faith Beer & Film Tour on July 27 at Gas Works Park, as proceeds from that event will go to Nature Consortium as well. To purchase tickets for Wine in the Woods or to become a sponsor, visit www.naturec.org.

Wine in the Woods
A fundraiser for the Arts in Nature Festival
Friday, August 10, 2012, 7-10pm
Camp Long (5200 35th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126)
Tickets: $45

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