- Published on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 22:43
- Written by Super User
The Carolina Beach Arts and Activities Committee has turned a popular informal art event, The Big Block Print Party, into the inaugural Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival scheduled for May 18th, 10am to 6pm.
The Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival is a celebration of the arts and a collaborative event with the Carolina Beach Arts and Activities, (a town committee), Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, Wilmington Art Association and Cameron Art Museum. The Festival has three interactive areas – visual arts, performing arts, and culinary arts.
Visual Arts – Artist vendors from around the region will have their fine arts and crafts available for sale and many will demonstrate their creative processes. Paul Whitty of Creekside Forge will show iron pouring and blacksmith techniques. A Demonstration Tent includes hands-on projects and master craftspeople creating their artwork for the public to enjoy with a hands-on Kids area.
Culinary Arts – The Demonstration Tent has scheduled programs that include cooking demonstrations and educational programs conducted by local chefs, restaurants, and shops.
Taste the Olive will hold a workshop on using extra virgin olive oil and infused balsamic vinegars to spice up recipes. Uncle Vinny’s will show the proper way to throw a pizza pie.
Performing Arts – Performances include comedic Dueling Pianos, Murray Middle School Jazz Band, Salsa dancers with salsa dancing lessons and many more interactive activities.
This year’s Main Event theme is “A Day at the Beach” with batik artists, Kristin Gibson and September Keurger, demonstrating the design and dying process on large silk banners. The public will be encouraged to participate in the community art project. The mission of the Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival is to provide the highest quality arts in many forms, free to the public. The Festival’s objectives are to: Attract visitors from around the region and around the country to Carolina Beach and the Central Business District; Increase awareness of Carolina Beach’s artist community and family friendly accommodations; Increase appreciation for the arts by involving the public in the creative process through demonstrations, hands-on-programs, and access to art in different mediums. The Festival will be held May 18th from 10 am to 6 pm on Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, right in the heart of the business district with access to the fun carnival, great restaurants and shopping.