ARISE Music & Arts Festival 2018 was a magical experience, spanning three days in Loveland, Colorado's Sunrise Ranch. From August 3rd to August 5th, strangers became family while dancing, singing and celebrating life in unity. The fest started with a traditional Native American ceremony of cleansing and community, followed by a woman's dance clothed all in white. The weekend continued with the best energy, with musical appearances by Ayla Nereo, Slightly Stoopid, Stick Figure, Dustin Thomas, Pepper, Thievery Corporation and many, many more. As everyone rose to a higher consciousness of hope and healing, ARISE 2018 was a great success. Until next year, memories will linger in the forefront of everyone's minds of their transformative weekend in the Colorado mountains.
Photography by Evana Mauriz