ResistFest | September 2017

ResistFest, a community event that uses art to foster connection between the public, artists, member activists, and SCI Issue Teams, for what we call Civic Engagement 2.0. ResistFest strives to bring people together to create art, engage in conversation, and empower people to take political action. The event featured artwork from several local art collectives as well as over 40 local political artists and musicians.

ResistFest took place 9/23/17 2pm–6pm on Cooper Street in downtown Santa Cruz at the Museum of Art and History (MAH) and in Abbott Square adjacent to the museum. There was food, music, and arts-related events for both children and adults.

Participating Artists

Kristine Albrecht | Hildy Bernstein | Russel Brutsche | Mary Alice Copp | Myra Eastman | David Flemming | Rachel Forrest | Sara Friedlander | Cliff Friedlander | Angela Gleason | Amanda Harris Altice | Lidia Hasenhauer | Aisha Hudson | Dee Hooker | Juan Carlos Ibarra | Carson Kelly | Lucien Kubo | Ralph Lazar |  John McKinley | Ina Nadborny | Nadine Nimitz | Elijah Pfotenhauer | Felicia Rice| Cynthia Sugarena | Barbara Schatan | Kirby Scudder | Sandy Shaw | Peggy Snider | Lisa Swerling | Donna Thompson | Susan Vaughn| Terry Michael Walker | Helen Wallace | Daniella Wolfe |

Print | Organize | Protest (P.O.P.): Janina Larenas | Subjects to Change: Jamie Keil | Kids Art Congress: Emily Coren | Guerrilla Printmaking: Melissa West

Special thanks to all the artists from Artists Respond and Resist Together | ARRT for all the volunteer help, support, and art

Participating Musicians

Cement Ship | Kevin Craft | Paul Damon | G_K-C | KHAN | Lyrical I | Mesha L & SPC-CDT | Nexus | Ra-be | Average Jill | Coleen Douglas | Per Haaland

ResistFest Gold Sponsor

Thank you to Saybubble for the generous sponsorship to support ResistFest!


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