This summer, The Idle Class is celebrating the natural art in the great outdoors with the never-before-seen Outdoors Issue, and what better way to debut the summer edition than with a release party? The magazine will host a release party at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at Trailside Village in downtown Fayetteville.

The Idle Class editor Julia Trupp, local activist, radio host and Bulldozer Health, Inc. director Wendy Love Edge, and The Idle Class co-publisher and artist Suzannah Schreckhise curated the event to celebrate the second issue of 2019 and help spread the word about The Idle Class. Edge will host a podcast episode of The Wendy Love Edge Show with Topher Kogen from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Backspace. During the podcast, health guest Jenny Dietzel will discuss the health benefits of being outdoors. In The Green Zone segment of the podcast, Edge and Kogen will host a “Weekend Update”-style feature to discuss plant medicine and veganism.

“Our release party is free and all-inclusive. It’s designed to build community and relationships through the arts that premiere in The Idle Class,” Schreckhise says.

Schreckhise will collaborate with local artists to create a photo backdrop for the event. Those interested in participating are invited to come to the Trailside Village at 4 p.m. the day of the event to start painting and designing the backdrop.

The Human Experience will be on-site to give card readings, and licensed massage therapist Thalia Robson will give chair massages. CBD and kava drink samples from American Shaman CBD and tacos from Kona Coast Tacos will be at the event as well.

Musical guests for The Idle Class Outdoors Release Party will be Christian Serrano-Torres, Angela Edge featuring James Schlecte, and Rhae Rhae’s World, who will all perform a 30-minute set during the event, with one song featured on The Wendy Love Edge Show with Topher Kogen.

Outdoor activities are also slated for the release party, including an outdoors-themed scavenger hunt, lawn games, and a yoga session led by artist and yogi Erin Lorenzen at the beginning of the party. The Idle Class has also printed buttons and stickers with a design by local artist Dillon Dooms as a commemorative piece for guests to purchase and bring home with them after the event.