The Whole Earth Festival (WEF) was born when an art class taught by Jose Arguelles had an “Art Happening” on the University of California, Davis campus in 1969. The students used art to involve those that attended in an educational process that dared to transcend the typical system of standardized tests and impersonal lectures. Following the United Nations declaration of “Earth Day” in 1970, the second “Art Happening” (1971) was renamed “Whole Earth.”
The WEF is a huge eco-friendly three-day music and education festival which takes place in Spring during Mother’s Day Weekend. Tons of folks who are committed to sustainable living and environmental harmony make a pilgrimage to Davis for the WEF, and the UC Davis quad area is lined with art & craft tents, music acts, massage tables, food and a child care area. Various workshops occur throughout the weekend as well.
Don’t forget to check out the Whole Earth Festival’s website.
Director: Laura Damian