We hope to see you at one of our festival events this year. We invite you to check out the work of our 2017 partnering organization Culture and Animals Foundation at  and the presenters for our upcoming events, (some who are former Culture and Animals grant recipients), as well as the amazing presenters from previous events who are listed in our Archives section.  Please contact us with questions or if you would like to volunteer, sponsor, present or partner on a project.

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Website manager: Erik Stackhouse

Compassion Arts Logo: Laurie Johnston, Two Trick Pony

CAF 2017 poster from painting “Encounter” by Cyrus Mejia

Compassion Arts Festival is created by Ellie Sarty, founder and director of Compassion Arts- a collective of creative artists who volunteer and contribute projects to expand compassion for animals and nature.

Compassion Arts Festival 2015 & 2016 © Compassion Arts

Compassion Arts Festival 2017 © Compassion Arts & Culture and Animals Foundation