Artists' Exchange & Gateways to Change to Present 'Fall Out of Summer' Festival, 9/22
Artists' Exchange and Gateways to Change, Inc. are pleased to announce the 6th annual Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival to be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 11am to 5pm in the lots surrounding Artists' Exchange and Citizens Bank. The festival will feature live music and theater, artisans, art activities and contests, food trucks and more. Admission is free for kids 12 & under, with a regular admission of $1 to benefit Artists' Exchange's programs.
Artisans will showcase a variety of items including but not limited to stationery, jewelry, paintings, pottery and upcycled and recycled items.
New this year will be food trucks including Cranston's own Paco's Tacos.
Live musical performances by bands and artists influenced by folk, rock, blues and beyond will include returning artists such as Jacqueline Bartlett, Steve Allain, Malyssa Bella Rosa, Jenny White, Billy Mitchell, Red Ed and the Undead, Kate Katzberg and Wal Man, while first time festival performers include Chris MacKay and the Toneshifters, Sheez Late, Veronica Farren, Antonio Forte and Peacewise. Theatre 82 mainstays Bring Your Own Improv and Gary Hopp & Friends will also newly join this year's line-up.
Ceile Kennels will present its popular "Doggie Show Off Contest," in which participants can enter their dogs into a variety of categories such as "Most Artsy," "Best Dressed" or "Best Trick." This year, the contest will be hosted by WPRO's Kim Kalunian. Rolfe Square's own Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio will also return to showcase the talents of their young performers along with Johnston's Mastery Martial Arts.
There will be an unveiling of a collaborative art piece made by 2013 Artists' Exchange Summer Art Camp participants, in a project led by Cranston resident and Mass Art student Erin Moran who volunteered her time this summer. This year's piece is a fabric mosaic. The piece will be displayed in Artists' Exchange's newly renovated main gallery. Through the efforts of volunteer Reed McLaren who launched a "Gallery for 'Change" campaign, the gallery has received a fresh coat of paint and a new state of the art track hanging system.
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on activities, art contests, and raffles. The Street Art Contest encourages participants to transform a square of pavement into a two dimensional masterpiece. Entries will be judged by festival attendees and winners will receive a free class in art, music or theater at Artists' Exchange. Attendees may also play original, fun and "artsified" carnival style games such as "Escher Tessellation Toss" or "Warhole in One."