Tony Treadway joins us to talk all things Arts in Harmony 2017 Festival happening June 3-4th, 2017.
This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, June 3rd (from 9:00am to 5:00pm) and Sunday, June 4th (from 10:00am to 4:00pm) along the friendly confines of Granary and Main Streets. The festival will feature a “Celebration of the Written Word,” featuring national and regional authors, writers, and poets. These “word smiths” will be giving lectures, readings, and discussions during the festival, as well as signing and selling their published works. Other notable components of the festival include live music, a collection of artists and craftspeople, unique food vendors, children’s activities and more.
Live readings will be held throughout both days of the festival. Authors and poets involved with this exciting addition to Arts in Harmony include: members of the New Harmony Project, publisher and author Kaylie Jones and Kaylie Jones Books authors J. Patrick Redmond and Patricia A. Smith, Judy Mandel, Mark Thompson Publishing and their authors, Mindy Kronenberg, Tom Raithel, Linda Neal Reising, Mark Williams, Shari Wagner (Indiana’s Poet Laureate), and Jessica Thompson. Visit each author to learn more about their craft and for the opportunity to purchase their work.
The Arts in Harmony 2017 Festival will also showcase a talented selection of musicians and bands. Saturday will commence with performances by Kayla Smock, Ronnie Lee, Osiella, and the Boscoe France Band (2012 Gibson Blues Guitar Competition National Winner). Sunday will feature the Wolfgang Mozart Dixieland Jazz Band and Brett Gibbs Trio Plus.
Arts in Harmony will also feature one of the largest gatherings of artists and craftspeople in the tri-state. This year’s festival will feature 50+ Fine Artists and Craftspeople displaying and selling their work in booths along historic New Harmony’s Granary Street and in the Rapp-Owen Granary. From painting to pottery, photography to weaving, and wood carvings to jewelry, a plethora of talented artists will be available throughout the festival area. While many artists from last year’s festival will be returning, keep an eye out for new and exciting artists who will be joining the festival this year.
As always, Arts in Harmony will have entertaining children’s activities, unique food trucks, live music, beautiful art, and the opportunity to spend a great day in historic New Harmony. The New Harmony Business Associates and Arts in Harmony Planning Committee are proud to sponsor this FREE event. Come out and experience New Harmony on June 3-4th during Arts in Harmony 2017!