by Niesha Kennedy
At the beginning of 2020, planning for our 13th annual West Park Arts Fest was coming together; the energy was high, and everyone was excited for our best event ever. Boom! Covid-19 came calling. Programs, events, and more were shut down, and we all started transitioning to a virtual reality.
We’re Back! And reimagined.
West Park Cultural Center, along with Fairmount Park Conservancy, is planning a reimagined Arts Fest for June 9 – June 12. Using a hybrid format, we will have a mix of online and in-person performances and activities in West Fairmount Park. While we are in the process of reaching out to previous participating arts, cultural, and community partners to see how they would like to participate, we invite new groups and organizations to partner with us as we forge ahead. We anticipate having virtual and in-person music and dance performances, art installations in the park, virtual arts activities/workshops, a bike tour in West Fairmount Park, and many exciting things yet to be imagined. The Art/Craft Marketplace will still be an important part of Arts Fest as a virtual element with details for vendors to be announced soon.
Please check the West Park Arts Fest page for the most up-to-date information at https://www.westparkcultural.org/west-park-arts-fest. To receive updates and our email newsletter directly, go to https://westparkcultural.org and click on “Stay Informed”
Over the last year, West Park Cultural Center successfully transitioned to virtual for summer, afterschool, and Saturday arts programming for children and youth. The virtual spring session is coming with Spoken Word, Film/Photography, Comedy Sketch Theatre, and Crochet Street Art . Class details and registration links will be announced in a newsletter to be released soon and on our website: https://www.westparkcultural.org
For questions and more information on the West Park Arts Fest or arts programming for children and youth, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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