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ArtRageous coming of ageAugust 11th, 2011 at Thu, 11th, 2011 at 2:56 pm by markklaas
Kudos to the City for putting on ArtRageous.
The free arts festival, now in its third year, came to life at Les Gove Park last weekend. The festival invited the public to create and celebrate art in the park. The program included hands-on art-making activities for all ages, local art organizations, professional artist demonstrations, art vendors, food booths and music.
The Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department produced it. The reviews were positive.
“It was a lot of fun,” said Maija McKnight, visual/public art coordinator for the City. “It’s pretty young … we don’t have an established baseline yet … and the feedback was good.”
McKnight and staff stepped up the program, boosting entertainment and adding 23 art-for-sale vendors while keeping the nature of the events – its diversity, high quality of art and the public’s accessibility – intact.
Who especially starred? Theater Simple – an award-winning, internationally acclaimed touring troupe – performed its newest interactive, all-ages park escapade, “Wonderland: Alice Adventures.”
Plans are for the festival to return to its familiar August slot next year. ArtRageous is made possible with the generous support from 4Culture and 4Culture Site Specific.