The Arts are served, so come and taste them at the Annual Taste the Arts Festival, presented by the Arts Consortium in Downtown Visalia, October 17-19, 2013. For three full days of activities, the community is invited to dig into the many diverse and vibrant forms of art that have been grown and cultivated in our Valley. This event is free and open to the public. The Festival kicks off with the 20th annual Waiters Race on Main Street at 5pm on Thursday. The Creative Center will also host an exhibit reception at the Convention Center. On Friday, there’s even more to do with a free performance of the Enchanted Playhouse’s, Camp Charming at the Main Street Theatre at 7pm. The Cellar Door will host a free 21+ concert featuring Miner, Glenn Jones, and the Joel Adam Russell Band. A cornerstone of the festival is the free Saturday (October 19th) Street Fair featuring over 60 visual artist booths, performing acts, workshops, a food sculpture contest, and much, much more. This year, the Saturday Street Fair will span from the Garden Street Plaza on Main Street to the Old Lumber Yard on Oak. Two stages will be packed with performers including: the Gospel Whiskey Runners, Fresno Gumyo Taiko Japanese Drummers, and the Visalia Opera Company among others. Visual artists will display and sell their work: providing live demonstrations in pottery, metal work, and painting. To keep up-to-date on Festival news and other goings-on, find the Arts Consortium and Visalia’s Taste the Arts on Facebook. You may also contact them at 559.802.3266 or visit www.artsconsortium.org. Bring your friends and family to Taste the Arts on October 17-19, 2013 in Downtown Visalia.
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