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The Compassion Arts Festival is a platform devoted to sharing ways that creativity can be used to awaken and deepen understanding, empathy, connection, and respect for other animals and the earth we share.

Due to covid-19, we will not be holding live “in person” events this year, but we are excited to share a sampling of programs here on our 2020 festival website (including a few virtual programs via Zoom) from a wide range of presenters. Featured below are creative artists, performers, sanctuaries, advocates and others who use their work to help animals and to inspire reflection on expanding our circle of compassion.

Compassion Arts Festival is an annual all-volunteer program of Compassion Arts, a grassroots collective and peaceful initiative for advancing holistic nonviolence through the creative arts.