Festivals & Events

The Impact Arts Events Group team has been creating, producing and managing festivals & events for over 30 years.

Steve Van Ness, founder of Impact Arts, helped launch the Gathering of the Vibes music festival—a forerunner of today’s thriving festival scene—over 20 years ago. Since then, his company has produced countless outdoor festivals & events, such as cycling stage races, 5k charity runs, food festivals, First Night celebrations, Celebrate Brooklyn, World Fest, and performing arts series at numerous New England ski resorts. No matter the event, venue or purpose, Impact Arts brings energetic expertise to outdoor happenings of all shapes and sizes.

Give us an empty field, a non-traditional space or a challenging outdoor environment and we will transform it into an event that exceeds expectations. We handle all logistics, permitting, infrastructure solutions, community involvement, and every other detail to create a memorable experience for your attendees.

“Steve is a man of vision, energy and accomplishments. Always unsatisfied to simply go along with the flow; searching, finding and building. He is enterprising and most accomplished. “
– Michael Uthoff, Artistic Director Hartford Ballet Ballet Arizona, Ballet Estable del Teatro Colon

“Steve is the best advance production person I have ever worked with.”
– Estelle McDonald

ImpactArts is great at making an event happen and handling the many details at one time with lots of energy.
-Mary M. Mushinsky, Asst. Majority Leader
CT State Representative

let us bring your festival or event to life