Friday - Sunday, May 26 - 28, 2017
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.
Jon "Roach" Brosius
Art Show Curator
Assistant Art Show Curator
Film Screening Curator
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