About Us

The Festival

Lucidity is an open-source transformational arts and music festival. We call it open-source because we co-create this festival experience with YOU! We invite you to come play with us, get involved with one of our seven themed villages, call together your star family, bring art, lead a workshop, spark a spontaneous flash mob, embody a character from your dreams, be silly and wild and free! We bring together a world class lineup of musical talent and weave them together with the sounds and vibrations of our beloved local stars. Our galleries showcase the sickest fine art the region has to offer, enriching the festival as a visual voyage. Art installations pleasure participants with multi-sensory stimulation while themed environments create intimate settings for personal connections. Lucidity’s environmental commitment is to leave Live Oak better than before.

When we become lucid in our dreams, we realize ourselves as infinite potential, we let go of fear, and we are free to create that which we want to see in the world. Bring those visions, those possibilities, and that delicious conscious energy with you to Lucidity and wake up in the dream.

The Company

Lucidity Festival LLC is a collectively owned organization dedicated to creating transformational experiences for individuals and communities; we are a production company, a creative lifestyle for expanding consciousness, and an interconnected community of friends and family. Our decisions are made through a heterarchical model of consensus  as opposed to other top-down hierarchical approaches. Everything we do revolves around the mission of advancing the following values in the world:

Core Values

  1. Participation and Immersion in the Artistic Process
  2. Personal Growth and Healing
  3. Awake and Aware Consciousness
  4. Environmental and Social Responsibility
  5. Family Fun and Creative Play
  6. Communal Reciprocity
  7. Transparency

 

History

It began with a collective dream of the community.  Separate entities within the Santa Barbara arts, music, and consciousness community were fostering dreams of a greater vision than they were able to produce on their own.  Granted, their individual realizations and accomplishments are noteworthy in their own right…

Luke Holden had begun a successful business with Branches Mobile Gallery, which would later become a hotspot of excitement and late-night activity at Lucidity 2012.  Satory Palmer was involved with the Isla Vista Circus, and was starting to work on his own production company Synaptic Productions.  Andrew Garrard had been working with StateSide Magazine and the production of AMASS Gallery.  Fishbon board member and Walkabout Woods co-founder, Jonah Haas, was coming off the heels of a successful, large-scale Burningman (2011) art installation with the inspiration to create something large around Lucid Dreaming.  The Collective Exp and its co-founder, Alan Avila, were producing community events that inspired civic action as well as music and dance.  The Collective was developing new models for rebuilding healthy communities- to revolve around the acceptance and inclusion of the entire community, as opposed to the division and separation maintained by social conditioning.

After Lucidity Festival’s successful first endeavor, Satory Palmer left our founders circle, selling his partnership to pursue his own career as CEO of Synaptic Productions and to help finance his first-time event Lunacy, in October 2012.  We are not partnered with Synaptic Productions, nor do we have any business association with Lunacy Festival.

Lucidity Festival, LLC is rapidly growing and restructuring to accommodate larger and more diverse projects, to include but not limited to:  the development of Intentional Communities and self-sufficient regenerative systems, producing retreat-style and more focused intentional events, festival start-up and consultation, lucid marketing, and conscious media, to name a few… also to include the growing of Branches Mobile Gallery and I AM Healing.

We’ve grown tremendously in the last year, as individuals and as a thriving community entity. We look to the horizon and see that the future is brighter still. We are so looking forward to the magic and mystery that lies ahead, and in sharing that with you, lucid dreamer.

Thanks for reading. We love you.

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