CommonGround: A Festival of Place-Inspired, Outdoor Work

Explore the adventurous terrain of the MAH's biennial arts festival.

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September 13–22, 2024

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Across Santa Cruz County

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CommonGround is a biennial festival of place-inspired, outdoor work hosted in locations throughout Santa Cruz County, from downtown plazas and nearby waterways to forested hillsides and historical landmarks.

Focused on temporary and performative public art projects in rural, urban, and architectural space, the 10-day event features site-responsive installations and interventions across the area’s natural and built environments, connecting people, stories, and landscapes.

CommonGround is a mostly free event. While the majority of works can be visited at no cost, some festival performances are ticketed and there is a small admission fee to the MAH to view supporting exhibitions and installations.

The 2024 lineup will be announced in July 2024.

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