OUR DESERT WATER CYCLE–TOGETHER WE THRIVE
Celebrate Water in the Desert Through Expressive Arts and Community Dialogue
Water Awareness • Community Building • Creative & Proactive Solutions
\March 2, MARCH 27, and April 3
Join the 2nd annual celebration of our water in our desert through the arts and sciences at Tucson’s Synergistic Water Festival, presented by the Tucson Arts Brigade (TAB), on March 24 (Film Festival, The Loft), March 27 (Main Festival Event, Armory Park Community Center), and April 3, 2011 (Cross-Cultural/Interfaith Water Ritual, Sabino Canyon). The festival features visual arts, dance/theater performance, Enviro-Exhibitor Fair, speakers, kids activities, film festival, cross-cultural / interfaith water ritual, and more! This extraordinary community event invites the general public to learn, share, create, and celebrate concepts of water.
Initiating Greater Tucson’s World Water Week, the festival offers water awareness, promotes stewardship, and fosters creative approaches to weave our diverse community together through water. TAB bring together artists, water experts, educators, engineers, developers, conservationists, health advocates, youth, and many other community members to creatively and proactively engage in water issues from unique perspectives. The theme for this year’s festival is “Our Desert Water Cycle–Together We Thrive”.
On Sunday, March 27, the main event, we share the same venue area with 2 other major events, Cyclovia (5 miles of biking and walking activities) and Solar Rock (solar vendors and live music). Together we expect over 10,000 people.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 7-9pm
WATER FESTIVAL FILM FEST
The Loft, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.
Local / national experimental & documentary water films, plus surprise speaker and live music!
$8 Gen./$6 Members, Students, Seniors
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 10-4pm (Main Event)
TUCSON’S SYNERGISTIC WATER FESTIVAL
(In partnership with Cyclovia and Solar Rock)
Armory Park Community Center, 220 S. 5th Ave. (Indoors)
Celebrate water in the desert! Connect with water through creative expression and community dialogue. Featuring a visual art, dance / theater performance, Enviro-Exhibitor Fair, speakers, community brainstorms, hands-on participation, kids activities, music, and more! Kids and adults are encouraged to dress in a water-inspired costume. FREE
SUNDAY, APRIL 3 @ Noon-3pm
IN SEARCH OF LIVING WATERS
Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.
Cross-cultural / interfaith water ritual with flowing river water, enjoy water blessings from many spiritual practices, expressive movement workshop, hiking, and more! Connect with the intrinsic value of water.
$5-$10 Suggested Donation, $5 parking/car (Carpools available)
SUNDAYS, NOW – MAR 27 @ 3-5pm (Pre-Event)
WATER FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE PARTICIPATION
Rhythm Industry, 1013 S. Tyndall Avenue
Be part of this AMAZING opportunity where you can learn various performance forms (Butoh “Zen Dancing”, Vaudeville, Authentic Movement, and more) while exploring the theme of water. Sessions are a combination of workshops and rehearsals. ALL levels of experience welcome!
$10-$15 / Session (Sliding Scale)
CALLS FOR PARTICIPATION
CALL FOR ARTISTS AND ACTIVITY-MAKERS: Artists and activity-makers are invited to show and/or sell their work of any medium with the theme of water, especially inspired by local water issues, on March 27th during Tucson’s Synergistic Water Festival. Painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, video, installation, hands-on activities, etc. Contact us if you plan to participate. Deadline for submissions: March 18.
CALL FOR EXHIBITORS: Businesses, non-profits, and artisans are invited to reserve a booth at the Enviro-Vendor Fair, on March 27th during Tucson’s Synergistic Water Festival. Forms are available online and in the downloadable Water Festival Packet. Deadline for submissions: March 18.
TUCSON ARTS BRIGADE, INC. (TAB) is a participatory community arts, education, and civic engagement organization that promotes intergroup wellness for youth, elders, and adults. TAB animates and enlivens communities with murals, dance, theater, puppetry, events, special projects and community action. TAB works with neighborhood associations, schools, civic agencies, organizations, businesses, and other community groups and individuals through our specialized process in developing cross-sector collaborations through hands-on creative and educational opportunities.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.WaterFestivalTucson.org • 520.791.9359 • info@WaterFestivalTucson.org