Engaging Our Communities

Public Performance & Events

Salt Tree Art produces events that showcase visual and performing environmental artists. We host seasonal festivals and public exhibitions that bring these artists together with farmers, community gardeners, ecologists, activists, and other practitioners in allied fields, providing pathways for unique collaborations.

We also produce community art activations that engage the public as active participants in the work we create. These projects seek to make participatory art a functional tool with a regenerative impact on our environment and our communities.

What Do Our Events & Activations Look Like?

Sample Projects


An immersive, creative showcase for urban environmental art with live performances within interactive visual arts environments.

Waggle It

A participatory dance festival that celebrates honey bees and other pollinators through art and education.

Wear We Are Going

Wear We Are Going is a nationwide eco-fashion design contest that is creating a platform for innovative concepts, showcasing creativity and hopefulness in addressing global ecological challenges. This showcase highlights the designs from our 2021 contest finalists and announces the contest winner! The event was a live broadcast hosted by Kristen Griffith Vander-Yacht (celebrity influencer, globally-recognized florist, and head judge of the Netflix Big Flower Fight).

City of Green

A celebration of urban wilds through dance, music, puppetry, improv, and storytelling with community arts and crafts projects, pop-up galleries, and ambient performers.

Queens Understory

Queens residents decorated wood medallions, inspired by their best Queens memories, their favorite spots in the borough, or any imagery that Queens sparked in them.

Wind & Waves

A public art exhibition at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, incorporating community “seed stories” into a biodegradable sculpture.

Fall Festoon

A digital festival in celebration of the honey bee. The event included live discussion broadcasts, activities, and art as pathways for pollinator education and and pollinator protection advocacy in an online environment.

Eco-Puppetry Festival

An online variety show with eco-themed short performances from an amazing cadre of artists using a variety of puppetry styles. The works included public premieres, and included live interviews with many of the artists after their performances.