seekerfestlogonewBy Clare S. Richie

Are you interested in celebrating different pathways to universal truths and open to discussing your beliefs and passions? Then come experience the first Seekerfest at the Lake Claire Land Trust at 280 Arizona Ave. on Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Aimed at raising consciousness of the “young at heart” within the local and global community, the format is part music festival, part “TED-like talks” and part mind, body and spirit workshops.

The day begins with creative outlets like yoga, tai chi, art exhibits, small workshops, spoken poetry, music collaborations, and presentations from international speakers and spiritual teachers. Performing artists include Atlanta-based Terone Allen, Twin Soul Poets, Kisha Lee Crawford, and more. Later in the day, attendees are invited to participate in interactive panel discussions. At dusk, the festival will end with a bonfire jam session.

For founder Christine Job, Seekerfest is the realization of an idea she had four years ago. She was inspired by the 2011 Atlanta Passion Conference that created a space for college-aged Christians to discuss current issues, but she wondered … what if there was a more inclusive forum? In 2013, she reached out to festival producers and the idea snowballed from there.

And now we are just days away to experiencing her vision. For Christine, “Seekerfest is about connecting the community through a convergence of science, philosophy and spirituality. It’s an opportunity to hear from people of different faiths and paths and find our similarities so we can breakdown barriers, elevate the conversation, and participate in real civic engagement.”

To purchase tickets or more info check out theseekerfest.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.