Southport Plein Arts Festival to feature live music, art and more


SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — More than 50 artists will be heading to Brunswick County to take part in the Southport Plein Air Festival this weekend.

Hosted by Up Your Arts and the City of Southport, the 2-day event is an outdoor painting festival.

“Artists come into town and literally paint the town including the landmarks and other things on canvas,” said Up Your Arts Organizer Ken Schnedetz.

The public will be able to walk around town and talk with artists while they’re painting.

The event kicks off Friday, June 18, at 3 p.m. featuring live music, art displays, painting demonstrations

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Sound check: Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti venues and artists eagerly anticipate return of live music

YPSILANTI, MI – When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down live music at his Ziggy Stardust-themed bar Ziggy’s, David Jeffries knew he would need to take a page out of his hero David Bowie’s playbook and reinvent the downtown Ypsilanti space that had become a haven for local and underground music and comic book culture since opening in 2016.

He and his wife Jo set up a do-it-yourself online store, using the bar and local music venue’s liquor license and distribution connections to create a one-stop shop for hard-to-find craft beers, seltzers and CBD water.

The Jeffries also began reaching out

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Festival Ballet Providence is back with first live show in 16 months

PROVIDENCE — The last time Festival Ballet Providence dancers performed live was February 2020, but as the state eases COVID-19 restrictions, the company is back with the aptly named production “Emergence.”

This is a wonderfully diverse program of five short works that feature both classic and contemporary choreography, music and costumes to match, from tutus to sweatpants, socks to toe shoes.

Adding to the sense of emerging is that the program is performed outdoors. A dancer-friendly sprung stage is set up in the parking lot at Festival’s Hope Street studio, and while that may not seem like a perfect setting,

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Three Rivers Arts Festival brings live music, art and food back to the Cultural District

Pittsburghers following the sound of live music booming from the speakers along Ft. Duquesne Boulevard will find that Pittsburgh’s local art scene has come back to life this summer for one of the first large events since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival spans the entire Cultural District this year, in addition to having art and food vendors at Point State Park.

Festival director Sarah Aziz said she is thrilled that the festival had a large turn out this past weekend.

“It’s hard to have the words to describe the journey we’ve had

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Porchfest brings Flint residents to Carriage Town for live music, art

FLINT, MI — More than 10 different musical and artistic acts performed Friday night during Porchfest on First Avenue and Mason Street in Flint’s Carriage Town.

Residents saw the street and porches along First Avenue and Mason Street turn into concert venues for the free event hosted by What’s Up Downtown Flint.

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The event began in 2020 as a way for Flint residents to safely get out of the house during the COVID-19 lockdown, Porchfest organizer Kady Yellow said.

“Art, music and creativity are powerful

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Downtown Kalamazoo comes alive with art, live music during unofficial summer kickoff

KALAMAZOO, MI– A weekend of warm weather will make all the sweeter the return of popular downtown Kalamazoo events like Art on the Mall and the Do-Dah parade, back this weekend after being canceled in 2020 during the pandemic.

People walked the Kalamazoo Mall Friday, June 4, perusing the work of area artisans, as performers took to the stage to perform live music for Art on the Mall.

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The event features 35 local and regional artists selling their wares as part of a soft-juried outdoor

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