Fwd: (Gateway Burners) Artica Winter Solstice Celebration
- Artica Winter Solstice Celebration
will be heldon
Saturday, December 22 from
noon until midnight.
The location is the area on
Lewis between Dickson and O'Fallon.
If you don't know where Lewis is,
hopefully you know where the Arch is
or the Mississippi River.
The road that runs betweeen the Arch
and the Mississippi Riveris called
Leonore K. Sullivan Drive, as you go
north on it, past Eads Bridge,
past Lacledes Landing, past the casinos
it changes it's name to Lewis.
When Lewis dead ends you are at Artica.
It's about 1/2 mile north of the Arch.
To honor the shortest day of the year
and celebrate the increasing light
we will build the Oak King in order to
defeat the Holly King in their cosmic
Of course when the Oak Kings is
victorious we will burn him at 6:00pm.
The festival starts at noon and come on
down to help set up, create art work
and build the Oak King.
Artica is a participatory art festival
held in an urban wasteland. Wear sturdy
shoes and clothing appropriate for the
weather. Bring what you need to be
comfortable in this environment. Bring
shelter from the elements if you desire.
Bring firewood if you can for warming
barrels in designated areas.
Bring food and warm beverages to share
if you're generous.
Bring work gloves if you want to help create art.
Bring extra garden hoses is you can,
and mark them with your name,
and fire extinguishers.
Bring an open mind, a
sense of responsibility and a
Take your trash with you as
this a leave no trace behind event.
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This might sound like a stupid question...Is there a rain date? I realize the email said to dress for the weather, but I heard it is going to be pretty stormy this Saturday, and December rainstorms are not as cute as the ones in say, April...Just asking, yo...
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- As Lana expressed, the weather forcast
for Saturday is less than promising.
Unfortunately, we really don't have
any recourse if the rain gods are
less than agreeable.
The experience will be
whatever it will be.
> This might sound like a stupid question...Is there a
> rain date? I realize the email said to dress for
> the weather, but I heard it is going to be pretty
> stormy this Saturday, and December rainstorms are
> not as cute as the ones in say, April...Just asking,
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