Festival Community Fund
2024 Arts & Wellness Festival
In celebration of the Summer Solstice, Soultry Sisters host an
annual Arts + Wellness Festival. Our three-day festival highlights BIPOC, women, and queer artists and wellness practitioners based in San Diego. We collaborate with them to build our festival program that includes creative expression classes (dance, creative writing, visual arts), wellness workshops (yoga, meditation, sound healing), and performances (musicians, singers, DJs, spoken word artists, dancers).
Day 1 of the festival includes a social mixer and an artist & wellness market. Participants meet the festival's featured artists, connect with other attendees, enjoy music and dancing, and support local arts & wellness businesses. Day 2, participants attend movement classes, art classes, and wellness workshops with local artists and wellness practitioners. Day 3, we invite local performing artists to sing, dance, recite poetry, play music, and attendees are invited to share the art they created during the festival as we collectively reflect on what we’ve learned and reconnected to through the holistic practices and experiences over the weekend.
Our festival aims to showcase diverse local creatives and how access to arts & wellness resources contributes to our social, emotional, mental, physical & collective health. By curating a meaningful and intentional festival, we can connect to the local Carlsbad community while centering creative expression, personal development, holistic wellbeing, and communal care.
What is our Funding Goal?
Our goal is to crowdfund $7,500 to go towards producing the festival.
We hope you'll join our mission to bring accessible and affordable arts and wellness experiences to our community!
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Who are We?
Soultry Sisters Arts + Wellness Collective was founded in January 2019 by Black and Filipina sisters, Alyssa and Toni Junious. Soultry Sisters was created to address the lack of representation of diverse race and socioeconomic status in arts & wellness and to reclaim artistic expression and collective healing as our birthright.
What are we fundraising for?
In celebration of the Summer Solstice, we host an annual Arts + Wellness Festival. Our three-day festival highlights BIPOC, women, and queer artists, wellness practitioners, and community arts & wellness spaces based in San Diego. We collaborate to build our festival program with creative expression classes (dance, creative writing, visual arts), wellness workshops (yoga, meditation, sound healing), and performances (musicians, singers, DJs, poets). Our third annual festival will be June 2024 in North County San Diego.
What do your donations support?
Our festival is a unique experience for the North County San Diego community to celebrate their individual and collective healing while maintaining affordability & accessibility and centering diverse and inclusive voices. The Summer Soulstice Festival is open to the public, and we offer sliding-scale tickets and free tickets for those facing financial hardships to reduce any barriers.
Our Social Impact
Since 2019, we have collaborated with the following to increase the visibility of diverse women in our community and connect women to necessary arts and wellness resources:
20 community arts organizations
30 women-led arts & wellness businesses
75 creative entrepreneurs
We strive to make arts & wellness more equitable and empower BIPOC women to live vibrant and creative lives through soulcare, creative expression, sustainability, and collective healing. We curate spaces to make meaningful connections, foster belonging, and reclaim our arts and wellness cultural practices from our diverse backgrounds. Our work reframes art & holistic wellbeing as a communal approach. Through building community, we support and celebrate our individual and collective healing journeys.