community • creativity • care for creation
October 1st, 2022
$10 parking in advance; $15 parking day-of
a family-friendly gathering
We are excited for our 3rd Annual Wildflower Festival! We encourage you to carpool with friends and family. Below, you'll find details about the event. Please email us if you have any questions!
Click on underlined names to see artists' social media pages/websites
live music & other performances
Levy Hinojosa, Dennis McLoughlin, Timyra Kinsey (dance)
local vendor market
Buy handmade crafts, jewelry, pottery, soap, and more!
Stop by these vendor booths for an interactive experience!
Got stuff that's broken or doesn't work? Don't trash it! Let us try to fix it!
Free repairs for anyone, done on the spot – but you can donate to St. Francis if you're pleased.
Also, he'll be selling a line of nature and forest-inspired, handcrafted, hardwood products.
Fashion Face Art by Brooklin
Stop by Brooklin's table for some face paint!
Pull a few cards yourself with a donation to St. Francis and consult reference books available for interpretation.
Or Hallie will be available for personal readings ranging from $5 for 5 min to $20 for 20 min. Sign up at her table at your convenience.
free hands-on activities*
*Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Percussion Instrument Making
Kids of all ages are invited to join resident Mary Lau to make shakers and drums
using upcycled materials, garden produce, and art supplies.
A $5 donation is welcome but not required!
Meet at the Arboretum Stage at 10:30am.
Join Mr. Daniel for a fun and interactive children's storytime.
Meet at the Arboretum Stage at 11am.
Children's Music Parade
Bring an instrument (or make one at workshop at 10:30) or borrow one of ours!
Meet at the Arboretum Stage at 11:30am.
All ages welcome to play! It will start and end at the information station.
Edmond Fine Arts Institute & Edmond Free Little Art Gallery*
Create miniature works of art with supplies provided by the Edmond Little Free Art Gallery.
We'll provide you with creativity starters if you need an idea or just dive right into your own ideas.
You can choose to donate your piece to be showcased in the Edmond Little Free Art Gallery or you can take it home with you.
9am-1pm in the Vendor Market at Secret Message Society's booth
Collaborative Community Weaving Project*
Did you know that the Guthrie Art Center weaving/spinning program moved to St. Francis of the Woods this year??
We are excited to share our space with them and we hope you’ll stop by to try your hand on their mini-loom.
We’ll be creating a collaborative weaving piece - stop by and contribute to it! And, watch them turn fiber into yarn!
If you’re interested in taking weaving or spinning classes with them, the festival will be a great time to learn more!
9am-5pm on the Farmstand lawn
live art demonstrations
Live Mural Painting at the Kay Adair Community Center!
Can you find all 5 plein-air painters?? They will be set up throughout the grounds painting during the day.
Stop by, say hello, and watch their paintings come to life!
Katie Mason Skincare - Holistic facials: cleansing, gentle exfoliation, with lots of facial massage
Sign up day-of at Katie's station next to the vendor market
art show & auction
Cimarron Heights Library
Admire art by local artists. There will be a silent auction throughout the day on the artwork.
Last bids will be accepted at 5:30pm. Winners can take home their artwork at the end of the festival.
Weather-permitting, art will be displayed outside by the vendor market.
Croquet, bean bag toss, boccie ball, and more!
More details & live registration links coming soon!
10-11am Goddess Devotional Chanting with Haridas Heitz
In praise of the creative powers of the Mother of us all, in this workshop we will sing mantras devoted to the Goddess. This is a celebration of the feminine energy of all creation, called "shakti" in Hinduism, utilizing the music of chant master Krishna Das. Living in this world of separation and conflict, devotion to Mother Earth heals our wounds of separation while appealing to and strengthening the energy of rejuvenation, of Life eternal and of Love unconditional. Please bring a mask.
11-12pm Soap, Soak, & Oil making class with Krystle Robinson-Hershey of Sage and Elm Apothecary
This class will offer basic instructions for people interested in making their own soap and skin care moisturizers. This class will offer pointers and tips on how to create a natural skin care product that works for you.
11-12:30am The Divine Origin of Cacao + Cacao Ceremony with Kristen Arambula Hernandez of Cielo Cacao Co.
Kristen will share the divine origins of cacao, a live demonstration of shelling and grinding roasted cacao on a traditional metate and frothing cacao with a traditional molinillo, and a Cacao Ceremony with smudging, song and guided meditation. Each participant will receive one full ceremonial dose of cacao and one ceremonial cacao seed/bean.
1:15-1:45pm Nature Object Gazing with Sharon Bennett of Lighten Up Spiritual Direction
In this workshop, you will be invited to spend some time examining an object from nature, and discern what it might be telling you about your place in the universe and what that might mean. You will spend time holding it, and then you will be invited to draw it or write a poem about it, or just tell its story.
2-3:30pm Forest Bathing with Sharon Bennett of Lighten Up Spiritual Direction
Shinrin-yoku, also known as forest bathing, is a Japanese healing technique that boasts a wide variety of health benefits, including a potential for decreased stress, improved concentration, boosted immunity, and lowered blood pressure. This bathing retreat will be led by Sharon Bennett, a trained Spiritual Director. During the retreat, individuals will focus on connecting with nature and being mindful of their experiences. We will allow time to wander in the forest and then gather to share our experiences. Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather.
3-4:30pm Awakening the Inner Body: Meditation Through Movement with Haridas Heitz
Utilizing both seated meditation and a simple Qigong form, in this workshop we will explore how to cultivate meditative awareness through slow, physical movements. Caught in our heads so much of the time, learning how to keep awareness on the feelings of our body strengthens our ability to "be here, now" and deepens our ability to stay rooted in the "inner body."
3:30-5:00pm Collage Care: self exploration as creative practice with KT Murray
In this workshop, participants will utilize the medium of collage - the combination of two or more objects, in this case: cut paper and paste - to explore their identities. Humans change everyday, yet many of us are wary of change and worry that if we stray far from our self-expectations that we won't be staying true to who we are. This class will aid participants to take a snapshot of their identities at the present moment in time, both honoring their values and images that represent them, and utilizing the accessible medium of collage to accept, understand, and be able to modify their piece at a later time if they so choose. This workshop aims to grow the bridge between life and art by opening a door to low-stakes creativity, while growing close to our inner selves.
4:30-5:45pm Heart Connection with Tiffany Lenhard of Energy Healing OKC
Discover a life of deep connection! Learn how living from your heart plays a vital role in your everyday life, affecting your relationships, creativity and passion. Your heart is able to guide you through all life's challenges. However, many hearts are guarded by a subconscious emotional heart wall that disrupts the ability to give and receive love, while also limiting the heart's unique wisdom. In this workshop you will learn how to more fully connect, listen and live, guided by what your heart already knows.
4-6pm DIY Dip Dye Macramé Wall Art with Jennifer Peterson
In this workshop you will create your own wall hanging using macramé cord, and learn the ombré dip dye technique.
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thanks to our sponsors!