Love the Bulb brings people to the Bulb to enjoy it as an incredible outdoor theater, community space, gallery, art studio, playspace, and habitat garden.  Check out highlights from past performance, art, conversation, and environmental education and stewardship events.

bulbfest 2018-2019

Revealing the landscape through performance

This 30-second video gives a flavor of the immersive journey the audience experienced at Bulbfest on September 16, 2018.

Dance of many kinds

Bulbfest featured body percussion, contemporary, tap, and classical Indian dance at seven different locations in the landscape.

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Performance

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Roughing it Up: Tap Dancing

Renowned tap dancers Joe Orrach and Sam Weber filled the Bulb Amphitheater with fascinating rhythm. 5/6/2018

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Mother lear: shakespeare and dementia

We Players returned to the Bulb with a deeply moving adaptation of King Lear, followed by an audience discussion of caregiving for elders. 5/5/2018

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Son Jarocho: Music and Dance

Son de la Bahia Collective brought lively music from Veracruz for the whole family. 4/29/2018

ART

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Artwalk with Osha Neumann

Activist and creator of some of the Bulb's most beloved sculptures, he shared stories of their creation.

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Bookmaking from found materials

Artists Lauri Twitchell and Peter Suchecki showed participants how to see the landscape anew by gathering plants, industrial materials, and trash to make beautiful artist’s books.

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CONVERSATIONS

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Selfology: Outdoor Healing for Black Women

Poet and activist Ree Botts led women in journaling and reflection inspired by nature.

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Inhibited Bites: Neil Goldberg on Life as we know it

Artist Neil Goldberg brought poignant and intimate improv to The Cove.

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Uncaptured Land: Observation and Circling Conversation

Participants foraged for clues to the deep nature of the Bulb, led by artists Carol Mancke and Trena Noval.

PLAY

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Human Nature: Participatory Creations

Zach Pine and Chelsea Brown helped people make sculptures out of bodies, branches, and rocks.

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Rich City Rides: Downtown Richmond to the Bulb

We partnered with this great grassroots bike group to bring kids and adults to make art at the Bulb.

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NAtURE

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Habitat and Humanity: Salt Marsh Tour

Naturalist Patty Donald taught visitors about the dynamic ecosystems of the Bulb.


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Native Garden Planting

Love the Bulb partnered with Friends of Albany Parks and Friends of Albany Hill to help more than 60 people plant natives at the Bulb's Library Garden.

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Book Talks + Walks

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The Evolution of Beauty with Richard Prum

The MacArthur genius and Yale ornithologist talked about beauty, evolution, and human arts–and marveled at the Bulb’s spectacularly rich bird life as we walked together.

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