In 2006, Rubicon began its series of wonderful, expansive and exciting art festivals at the Smoke Farm venue. The festivals uniquely support both artists and the Rubicon community. They provide artists a chance to work with a remarkable environment, creating a hearth for creative ideas, a forum for community feedback and support, and a beautiful platform for site-specific art, dance, sculpture, poetry, painting, and theater. Then, open to everyone, they allow a great opportunity for a family or student to get away from the city for a day, and greet the farm. After a day’s meandering through trees studded with sculpture, dancers in the tall grass, and paintings on the trail, the attendees, artists, and volunteers alike are invited to sit down for a beautiful meal and enormous bonfire.