Catawba Valley Festival of the Arts Debuts April 23-25
The public is invited to attend the debut of the Catawba Valley Festival of the the Arts, an inclusive, “all arts” festival scheduled for April 23-25, 2021 at Catawba Farms in Newton.
The public is invited to attend the debut of the Catawba Valley Festival of the the Arts, an inclusive, “all arts” festival scheduled for April 23-25, 2021 at Catawba Farms in Newton. The Catawba Valley Festival of the the Arts is a weekend-long celebration of the creativity and talents of area visual, literary and performing artists and designers. Festival events begin Friday evening, April 23, 2021 and run through Sunday, April 25, 2021 on the grounds of the 34-acre venue of Catawba Farms in Newton, NC. The inaugural Festival is an exhibition of the works of artists, performers, educators,
and creative stewards from other area organizations that foster the arts.
The 3-day Festival is anchored by academic institutions Catawba Valley Community College and Lenoir-Rhyne University who serve as vanguards of the arts for the Catawba Valley. The Festival will include:
- Choral and musical performances from CVCC, LRU and local musicians, including the launch of MelvinFest, a commemorative concert honoring Melvin Caldwell who passionately promoted local music during his life.
- Open mic sessions for songwriters, poets, playwrights, and authors, including a Writers Workshop featuring poet Keith Flynn, founder and Managing Editor of The Asheville Poetry Review.
- Visual arts exhibits, including photography, sculpture, ceramics, film, painting and other compositional artwork.
- Commercial, graphic arts and industrial design portfolio showcases.
- Theatrical performances, vignettes and dance from area performance stages and troupes.
- Sensory experiences from area culinary and beverage production industry and trades.
The mission of The Catawba Valley Festival of the Arts is to celebrate our distinctive, diverse, creative voices as we tell a bigger story that speaks to the magic of the Catawba Valley. The evolving schedule is posted at the Catawba Valley Festival of the Arts schedule web page. Most events will be held outdoors.
Sponsored by Catawba Farms, Catawba Valley Community College and Lenoir-Rhyne University, the Catawba Valley Festival of the Arts is free to attend. However, no outside food or beverages are permitted as there will be a selection of both available for purchase. For more information contact Twyla Deese at (704) 451-1760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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