Vision eARTh: Stanford's First Annual Arts + Sustainability Festival

Vision eARTh is Stanford’s first annual Arts and Sustainability festival, to be held in White Plaza from Thursday, April 21 through Saturday, April 23, 2011. Free and open to public, Vision eARTh will celebrate the artistic skills and creative achievements of members of the Stanford community and spotlight interdisciplinary opportunities for student engagement in arts and sustainability challenges. The festival will feature guest speaker Vinod Khosla; headlining artist Broken Social Scene; Stanford student performances (dance, music, theater, readings); 200+ pieces of artwork on display; the debut of Stanford Student Arts Grant recipients’ projects; educational activities; interactive art; sustainable fashion show; mini film festival; design workshops; educational and delicious food booths; and much more.

The event is a product of the momentum created last year between the Student Organizing Committee’s (SOCA) 11th annual An Art Affair festival and the Students for a Sustainable Stanford’s (SSS) annual Earth Day celebration. This collaboration inspired a coalition between SOCA, the Students for a Sustainable Stanford (SSS), the Stanford Concert Network (SCN), and the Associated Student of Stanford University (ASSU).

Vision eARTh is based on the idea that good solutions require creative thinking, beautiful aesthetics, unconventional combinations, and a sense of passion and risk. Vision eARTh will be a "living" festival, showcasing the broad spectrum of beauty and creativity that is cultivated at Stanford and inspiring a cultural shift that keeps our community connected to the natural world.


Festival Schedule:

Thursday, April 21 (opening reception, headlining act)    
Art Tents open 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
SSSustainability Short Film Competition screenings 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (MMT)
Artists Reception 7:00 – 9:00 PM (art tent)
Mini Film Festival 7:00 – 9:00 PM (MMT)
Broken Social Scene 9:30 – 11:00 PM (MS)
Friday, April 22 (performances from noon to 8:30pm)
Art Tents open 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Food served 12:00 – 3:00 PM (Old Union Courtyard)
A Cappella Hour 12:00 – 1:00 PM (MS)
Planetary Cool-Down Reception, Hosted by the Office of Sustainability 12:30 – 1:00 PM (MMT)
All of 100 Readings 1:00 – 1:30 PM (MMT)
Dance Segment 1:15 – 2:45 PM (MS)
Creative Writing & Poetry Readings 1:40 – 2:40 PM (MMT)
Acoustic Set 2:50 – 4:00 PM (MMT)
Red Couch Concert Series 2:55 – 3:55 PM (MS)
SustainaskillS Workshop 4:00 – 5:00 PM (MMT)
Music and Performing Arts 4:00 – 5:00 PM (MS)
Sustainable Fashion Show & Drumming 5:00 – 7:00 PM (MS)
Roots & Rhyme Environmental Justice Poetry 7:00 – 8:30 PM (MMT)
Saturday, April 23 (performances from noon to 5pm)
Art Tents open 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Food served 12:00 – 3:00 PM (Old Union Courtyard)
Global Arts Performance Segment 12:00 – 1:30 PM (MS)
Stanford Student Store T-Shirt Design Contest 12:30 – 1:30 PM (MMT)
A New Dorm on the Block: Designing Stanford's First Living Building 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (d.School)
The Lorax 1:35 – 1:45 PM (MS)
Music and Performing Arts 2:00 – 5:00 PM (MS)
Red Couch Concert Series Acoustic Set 1:45 – 2:45 PM (MMT)
Vinod Khosla 5:00 – 6:00 PM (MMT)
Stanford Soundtrack CD Release Party 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM (Sigma Nu)


See the complete festival schedule and details online at

Ongoing every day from April 21, 2011 through April 23, 2011.
White Plaza (Map)
General Public
Woods Institute for the Environment, Associated Students of Stanford University, Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts, Students for a Sustainable Stanford (Sustainability), Student Organizing Committee for the Arts (SOCA), Stanford Concert Network

Free and open to the public


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