The Werk Out Music & Arts Festival will return to Legend Valley, OH, in two weeks to celebrate the 10th year of the gathering, and festival organizers have announced a new addition to the festivities: Atlantis: An Underwater-Inspired World.
The new section of the festival will be located in the bowl of the valley, which will be transformed into an art installation by a collective of over 30 artists from around the country. A statement from the festival notes that festival-goers will witness a “rare, exotic underwater design, aquatic inspired installations, roaming characters (inclusive of mermaids and sea creatures), immersive art and exploratory spaces. There will be surprises at every turn for all to discover.”
Some of the organizations that have come together for Atlantis include: Liquid Synapse Design, who will create the art installation “Jellyfish Fields Forever”; performance collective Lunar Elements; Ohio Mermaid; and IlluminEra Studios’ Jellydome, a staple of The Werk Out. Atlantis will also host some of the festival’s “Werkshops,” brought to the grounds by IllumIKnation Station Grassroots Education.
“The legend of Atlantis highlights a tale of a moral, spiritual community, and plays well into the location, that of Legend Valley and the rich musical history it brings,” the installation announcement reads. “Atlantis has become a byword for any and all supposed advanced prehistoric lost civilizations and continues to inspire through the love of expression. This love of expression will be articulated in the heart of the festival via water motifs to become a beacon of underwater joy and serenity.”
The 10th Annual Werk Out Music & Arts Festival is set for Aug. 1–3 in Legend Valley, featuring three nights of music from the host band, The Werks, along with sets from Big Gigantic, STS9, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Steel Pulse, The Trancident (featuring members of The String Cheese Incident), The Floozies, Twiddle, Matisyahu, Turkuaz, Dopapod, The Motet, Melvin Seals & JGB, Sunsquabi, Cory Wong and more, plus tributes to Pink Floyd’s The Wall and Queen.
Tickets and more information can be found at the festival’s website.