Join the party May 24th - 26th, 2019 !



Saturation Fest is a DIY art and music festival that occurs annually in Riverside, CA. Events are held at venues around downtown Riverside, with a majority of the participants based in the Inland Empire. Saturation includes concerts, films, workshops, exhibitions and handcrafted art.

18th Annual Saturation Arts & Music Festival:
Friday - Sunday, May 24 - 26, 2019

Saturation Fest was started by Alaska Quilici in 2001. "I launched Saturation Fest as a weekend event of every local band and artist I knew, and people were really excited about it," says Quilici. The audience has steadily grown over the years, going from a few hundred the first year to about 10,000 in 2008. "It has grown to the massive project it is now because people believe in it, they look forward to it, they get involved, contribute and play."

As a mostly all-ages and largely cost-free festival, Saturation pushes for the de-commodification of culture, concentrating instead on the value of the experience. Saturation is a Do-It-Yourself festival, meaning that it is participant-created. Organizers work behind the scenes to connect venues, performers, artists, art vendors, event curators and volunteers.

Community Leaders:

Talene Salmaszadeh

Jon "Roach" Brosius
Associate Director

Rachael Dzkonski
Art Show Curator

Magnolia Mills
Assistant Art Show Curator

Ivan Alcon
Event Curator

Matthew Arellano
Event Curator

Mano Mirande
Event Curator

Noa James
Event Curator

Thom Stansell
Event Curator

Eric Amelang
Event Curator

Nick Vargo
Event Curator

Elliot Fong
Event Curator

Koryn Coalson
Event Curator

Fiscal Receiver:

The Riverside Arts Council is a private, non-profit corporation, a state local partner of the California Arts Council and a leader among regional and state networks of local art agencies. Established in 1977, it is Riverside County’s central source for arts-related services, information, education and outreach. Connecting artists and art organizations within this ever-expanding region, RAC encourages the advancement, participation and integration of visual, literary and performing arts into the fabric of the communities it serves. Programs range from networking and regional arts and cultural infrastructure development to neighborhood revitalization, outreach and collaborative projects that proactively address community changes.

Riverside Arts Council's Tax Identification Number:
  • 95-3265946