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OFFCenter’s Folk Art Festival (16th Annual)

Sunday, 10:00am, September 30th, 2018

ROBINSON PARK 810 Copper Ave, NW NM Albuquerque 87102

FREE for EVERYONE! https://offcenterarts.org/events-folk-art-festival/ A full day of spontaneous fun for the whole family celebrating everyday arts! FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS • Over 100 local arts and crafts vendors selling affordable, hand-made creations. • Giant Puppet Parade at NOON - everyone's welcome to participate!* MAKE ART in our Giant Art Tent for kids and families — filled to the brim with projects and supplies. Magic, face painting, fortune telling and more! • LIVE PERFORMANCES by local musicians! (see acts below) • INTERACT with OFFCenter's Weekly Workgroups who'll be in the park on Festival Day. • Special Puppet Play Performance at 12:45 pm in the “Puppet Zone* (across from the information booth by 8th St and Central) presented by OFFCenter's weekly Puppet Play workgroup participants/writers lead by workgroup teacher Joe Munley! • Afternoon performances by OFFCenter's weekly iCreate Guitar and Ukulele workgroup participants and teacher Theresa Hunter. (Performances under the new Acoustic Umbrella by our Giant Art Tent.) • Food by local food truck vendors. Presented by OFFCenter Community Arts Project -- since 2001, providing the community free: an open plan group arts studio with materials; a gallery; weekly skill-building workgroups; free workshops; and more! LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE TIMES: 10 am - 10:45 am / SAUDADE Brazilian Jazz, Samba, Bossa and Cape Verdean Grooves 11 am - 11:45 am / THREE ON A MATCH An International Kabarett Trio playing Music between the World Wars. 12 Noon / GIANT PUPPET PARADE Everyone Welcome to Participate! We have puppets of all sizes - even for the kids, who love to participate! If you want to carry a puppet in our parade, enter the park at 8th Street and Central Ave, and follow the signs to meet in the Puppet Zone (across from our Information Booth.) Meet at 11 am to pick out your puppet, costume, get your face painted to participate in Giant Puppet Parade at noon! 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm / THE PORTER DRAW Alternative Country/Americana homegrown in Albuquerque! 3:00 - 3:45 pm / SHERRI & THE EX-HUSBANDS Standard Rock and R&B HIts led by Sherri Gonzales' powerful voice. The Folk Art Festival is made possible in part thanks to over 100 volunteers, OFFCenter’s donors, and support from: Downtown Growers’ Market, KUNM, New Mexico Arts, The Sierra Club and Sunpower, and Urban Enhancement Trust Fund.

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