Compassion Arts Festival 2018 Celebrates A New View “Through Your Eyes”

October 22nd-27th 2018


Compassion Arts Festival (CAF) celebrates it’s 4th year on October 22nd-27th with a week of film, music, and events to inspire and illuminate. This year’s CAF 2018 events offer a wide range of creative artistry focused on a singular theme Through Your Eyes, to reflect on compelling stories of ordinary individuals from all walks of life, whose deeply personal journeys have led them to have a shift in perception in the way they see non-human animals and the world we share.

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Featured programs this October will include two much anticipated Boston premieres: a speaking presentation by six time national Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Allison Argo and the screening of her thought-provoking documentary The Last Pig on 10/23 at Kendall Square Landmark Theater in Cambridge at 7pm and from NYC, a multi-media performance of The Animal Show from acclaimed composer/musician Michael Harren on 10/22 at The Amazing Things Arts Center in a benefit for Maple Farm Sanctuary. Also introduced at that same 10/22 benefit, will be a short concert of songs to open the evening from The Rattle & the Thunder, a new Compassion Arts ensemble piece about transformation with Ellie Sarty, Alfee Westgroves, Donald Vincent, and others. In addition to the festival’s main events, the week will also include small workshops, a narrative healing arts showcase, and an afternoon of talks and discussion at Broad Meadow Brook center at Mass Audubon in Worcester on 10/27 from 1-4pm to launch Creating A Compassionate World program featuring guest speakers from New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, The Vegan Nest, Marlene Narrow of Vegan Nation radio and World Peace Diet workshops, to name a few.


Compassion Arts Festival is an annual event of Compassion Arts, a creative arts and education project for exploring our connection with all life. Past festival events have included presentations at Worcester Art Museum, programs with Culture & Animals Foundation at NYC’s Symphony Space, Jane O’Hara’s Beasts of Burden exhibit, and guest speakers such as Award-winning photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur, Farm Sanctuary founder Gene Baur, and Lantern Books founder Martin Rowe, among others. Compassion Arts events are made possible through the generous participation of program presenters and the support of partnering organizations and volunteers.

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