10 Frames: Scenes from Cascadia NW Arts & Music Fest, the Rural Alternative to CHBP
Two performers seek shelter from the rain. Brooklyn Benjestorf
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It may have rained all weekend in Granite Falls, but that did nothing to dampen spirits at the first annual Cascadia NW Arts & Music Festival. If anything, the gray skies only served to accentuate the Northwest vibe, as performance artists, musical acts, workshops, installation art, and campsites spread like mist throughout the woodland environment. Music varied from dreamy down-tempo to hard-hitting techno. It was pretty much impossible not to dance.
The welcoming committee. Brooklyn Benjestorf
Stunning headgear fit for a festival in the forest. Brooklyn Benjestorf
That new kind of camouflage. Brooklyn Benjestorf
More beatific costume beauty. Brooklyn Benjestorf
The aftermath of the "Nü Iceland" takeover of the spirit animal catwalk. Nü Iceland is a silly, just-for-fun dedication to Dirty Ice, Kadeejah Streets' alter ego. As Kadeejah Streets explains, it's "a place where lunacy and champagne rule the day and where penguins and ice rule the night." Brooklyn Benjestorf
This girl was groovin' it out despite the muddy dance floor. Brooklyn Benjestorf
Some of the looks were not at all serious, with many festival attendees just letting their freak flag fly. Brooklyn Benjestorf
Cascadia was totally kid-friendly, offering a kid zone for children just a wee bit older than this little darling. Brooklyn Benjestorf