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CommonGround: A Festival of Place-Inspired, Outdoor Work

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Friday, September 16, 2022 (todo el dia)

Across Santa Cruz County

Mostly FREE

Visit CommonGround Page

CommonGround is a new biennial festival of place-inspired, outdoor work hosted in locations throughout Santa Cruz County, from downtown plazas and waterfronts to forested hillsides and historical landmarks.

Focused on temporary and performative public art projects in rural, urban, and architectural space, the 10-day event features site-responsive installations and interventions across the area’s natural and built environments, connecting people, stories, and landscapes.

CommonGround is a mostly free event. While the majority of works can be visited at no cost, some festival performances are ticketed and there is a small admission fee to the MAH to view supporting exhibitions and installations.

Museum Admission

Adults: $10, Children: $5
MAH Members: FREE

Visit the CommonGround event page.

Artists & Projects

MAH & Abbott Square
Sep 16–17 / FREE

The Writing on the Wall
By Hank Willis Thomas & Dr. Baz Dreisinger
Davenport Jail
Sep 16–25 / FREE

By Daniel Ruanova & Ignacio Ornelas
Farmers’ Markets
Sep 21–25 / FREE

The Language of Birds
By Carolyn Chen, Natalie Jenkins, & Indexical
Evergreen Cemetery & Wagner Grove
Sep 22–24 / FREE & Admission

By MCXT (Monica Canilao & Xara Thustra)
Soquel Creek, Capitola Village
Sep 24; 7:30pm / FREE

The Land of Milk and Honey
Solari Gallery, MAH
Sep 1–Dec 31 / $10 Suggested Admission

LOOM:FIELD Exhibition
By I.B. Bayo
Atrium, MAH
Sep 16–25 / FREE

Refocusing Ecology
By Martabel Wasserman
Location TBA, Downtown Santa Cruz
Sep 16–Dec 31 / FREE

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