Michael Brown

Literary Announcement Part 2 (Lighthouse Lit)

May we have a quiet word? While we can’t wait for the big sights and big sounds of the Eaux Claires festival, we’re equally thrilled that this year’s gathering will include beautifully crafted literature in a beautifully crafted space. Throughout the festival six accomplished writers of diverse background, genre, and experience (Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Kao …

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Open Call for Art Proposals

Dear friends, We’ve had an enthusiastic response to the plans for our art program at our 2016 festival and there are some truly beautiful projects currently in the works with some inspiring artists. Don’t worry, we’ll be announcing the details of these projects as we get closer to the festival. Many of you have directly inquired …

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Thank You

This one we won’t wrap in any mystery: Thank you. Many deep frozen months ago, when we released a chattering, stuttering, video clip haunted by a disrupted, distorted narrator invoking swampy swamps and exploding clover blooms and twitching larvae—we weren’t sure. When we offered tickets with no details—we weren’t sure. When we followed country with …

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Ragnar Kjartansson’s Forever Love: Trees and Longing

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve revealed piecemeal details about the arts component of our festival. Today I’m thrilled to introduce the centerpiece of that element: The world premiere of Forever Love, a work by renowned Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson. Commissioned by Eaux Claires, Forever Love will serve as the official starting point of the festival …

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