What is Enchanted Forest?
Enchanted Forest is a family friendly, all ages spectacle.
It is an art installation through which event-goers wander and interact with an environment designed to spark creativity, play and wonder. Participants become a part of the Enchanted Forest and emerge changed.
Enchanted Forest takes place around the time of Halloween, and so plays on themes of an autumnal forest complete with costuming, characters and magic. The community is invited to don their own costumes, and engage with friendly forest characters, performers and other members of the community to create pieces of art, sing, drum, tell stories and marvel at the magic and possibility of the forest.
If you represent an organization or individual that wants to put your dollars toward creating the world you want to see by building healthy communities and individuals, you may be an Enchanted Forest sponsorship partner! If you want Missoula to experience a unique, community centered offering that appeals to all ages, become a sponsorship partner for Enchanted Forest!
What does this look like?
Sponsors give in amounts of $150, $300., $500., $1000. or $5000. gifts.
Sponsors cover the costs of space rental, materials and lighting to create the Enchanted Forest, art materials for activities like harvest crown making, mask making, bubble painting, and magic wand and staff making, payment of performers, and healthy light snacks and alcohol free elixirs.
We will include sponsors on our Community Allies board, prominently displayed at the event, and mention them in all social media, radio, TV and any other marketing outreach we employ.
Our fundraising minimum goal to produce Enchanted Forest is $5000.
We accept PayPal and Venmo:
Enchanted Forest is produced by Turning the Wheel, a non-profit arts and education organization committed to fostering vibrant, healthy communities. Funds raised through this unique event go to body-based expressive arts programs that teach at-risk youth and their mentors of all backgrounds and abilities integral life skills. These programs build leadership, collaboration, self esteem, a sense of belonging and creativity - skills that are essential to a healthy life and strong communities.