Effigy 2014, Image by Andi D’Amico

Ignite! is an all-ages, not-for-profit arts and culture event. We focus on community-driven art, knowledge and skill sharing. Participants at Ignite! join together to share the art they’ve created, exchange skills, and have fun with a focus on community building and education in the context of a leave no trace camping event. At Ignite! inclusivity matters and a family presence is encouraged.

Charity and a heart of service are the foundations of Ignite! This event brings commerce, charity, and goodwill to the local community. In the past, we have donated permanent art structures; collected school supplies for children and donated to local schools; donated to the local volunteer fire department; aided emergency response volunteers; engaged in a food drive; and more.

At Ignite! there is a focus on “Learn ‘n Burn,” where you, the community, can bring your knowledge and skills to share with others via our platforms for playful learning, which we call “playforms“.

Originally started in 2013, the playform concept has been met with resounding success and positive community feedback. Helping our community learn and grow is part of what makes Ignite! special.  Never fear though, Ignite! has all the fun you expect: art, camps, music, dancing, performances, and plenty of interesting sights to see.

Ignite! is an all-ages arts festival where family presence is encouraged! There is a neighborhood for families named “Kindleton” where those with little ones can camp together. We have playforms just for kids and several art projects, including contributing to building Sunday’s kids effigy.