Mushroom City Art Festival, Oct 21, Bloom Baltimore

With both a focus on personal and planetary healing, MCAF is an informative and interactive exploration of mushrooms with foraging, identification, cultivation, and psilocybin research all part of our event. Sculptures and paintings inspired by this mysterious, mycelial life form will be featured alongside hands on workshops and educational discussions revealing the many real world applications for mushroom cultivation in contemporary urban life.

With grant funding provided from Free Fall Baltimore – this is a free event! and with thanks to Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks!

Mushroom City Art Festival is going into its fifth year! And, this year Mushroom City is collaborating again with Nature Art in the Park to integrate outdoor mushroom art installation into the nature art trails curated by Nature Art in the Park!!

Held again outdoors at Leakin Park: lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, food, music and more all comprise Mushroom City!! 

With both a focus on personal and planetary healing, MCAF is an informative and interactive exploration of mushrooms with foraging, identification, cultivation, and psilocybin research all part of our event. Sculptures and paintings inspired by this mysterious, mycelial life form will be featured alongside hands on workshops and educational discussions revealing the many real world applications for mushroom cultivation in contemporary urban life.


Tentative Schedule


Tent
1-2 Woody Lissauer 
http://www.woodylissauer.com/
2-3 Dr. Matt Johnson – JHU Psilocybin Studies
3-4 William Padilla Brown – Cordyceps Farms, Local Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms
4-5 Robin Gunkel – Grandmother Mycelium & Regenerative Culture
5-6:15 Real Food Farm log workshop w/ Dylan Moran
6:30 -7:30 Troposphere 
https://soundcloud.com/mbugout/sets/troposphere-tropism
7:30 – 8:30 Darsombra
https://darsombra.bandcamp.com/

Chapel
1-2 Marisa Cascia – Mushrooms and Permaculture
2-3 Alex Dorr – Mycoremediation
3-4 Xiphoid Process 
https://ryansmiththoth.bandcamp.com/album/xiphoid-process
4-5 Kenneth Johnston 
https://kennethjohnston.bandcamp.com/
5-5:30 Ursula Populoh – Puppet Performance
5:30-? Psymposia -Psychedelic Stories

Trails
1:30-3 Michael Weese – foray
3-4 Holly Wheat – foray
4-5 Eric Jospeph Lewis – The Yoga of Plants
5-6 Marisa Cascia – foray
6-7 Twilight Trails Art Tour with Nature Art in the Park

Gazebo and Field
Mycelial Threads Stitching Station: Learn to Embroider HERE

Immersive Sound Bath
by Tom Montagliano
1-9 All Day!! 
http://tommontagliano.com/

Live Painters
Grateful Dad
Will Shanklin

Exhibiting Artists 
Dawn Duff
Kalin Cornelius
Ralph Famularo
Robin Gunkel
Jen Hagan
Prudence Haze
Vee Johnson
Chris Kaplan
Rob Lee
Peter Makela
Fred Merril
Justin Miller
Matt Muirhead
Ryan Smith Thoth
Scout Smith
Micol Souviney
Jillian Storms
Dan Van Allen
More TBA!

Food
B-More Alive
https://www.facebook.com/BMoreAlive
The Sacred Kitchen
https://www.facebook.com/TheSacredKitchen/

Free Tree Giveaway
hosted by Blue Water Baltimore
https://www.bluewaterbaltimore.org/events/tree-giveaway-mushroom-city-arts-festival-gwynns-fallsleakin-park/

Vendors
Brandi Smith
Clothes & Fannie packs
Close Call Studio
https://www.instagram.com/closecallstudio/?hl=en
Hemp Kettle Tea Company
https://www.hempkettletea.com/
The Paradise Tie Dye Co.
https://www.facebook.com/ParadiseTieDye/
Night Owl Trinkets
https://www.facebook.com/nightowltrinkets/
Nik da Pooh Designs
http://www.nikdapoohdesigns.com/

more TBA…