FestivALL celebrates its 13th year with 10 days of music, theater, dance, visual art and family fun in Charleston, West Virginia. Experience the arts of ALL kinds during this community wide celebration with over 400 local, national, and international talents that will turn our city into a work of art. See it ALL. Hear it ALL. Experience it ALL. Enjoy it ALL at FestivALL,-- June 16-25, 2017.
9AM-5:30PM Art For ALL Juried Student Art Exhibition
Enjoy the Art-for-ALL juried art exhibition with art from over 100 children in grades pre-K through 6 in Boone, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln, and Putnam counties. You may visit during box office hours at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences during the installation dates.
Charleston Town Center Mall's teen art search features visual art works by artists in middle school, high school & college, ages 13-23, from Boone, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Lincoln, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane counties. All submitted work will be judged by a panel of professional WV artists, representing the mediums of painting, drawing, photography, graphic art, sculpture & textiles.
Ian Bode, Brian Pickens and friends have teamed up with Elk City Records to present each artist's visual style incorporated onto classic and obscure album cover art. The exhibition will be up for the entirety of FestivALL during Elk City Records hours.
8AM-6PM Festival of Soccer Tournament
Trace Fork Soccer Complex and the Schoenbaum Soccer Complex will be this year’s headquarters for West Virginia’s premier destination soccer tournament. This year we are expecting around 50 teams from all over the region with divisions for all ages and skill levels. This event will have divisions for Travel and Recreational Youth Soccer teams along with various Men’s, Women’s and Co-Ed Adult divisions.
Proceeds from this race benefit the CAMC Foundation to support colorectal cancer awareness and screening.
10AM FestivALL Art Parade
The Art Parade is a vibrant celebration of the creativity and spirit of FestivALL. Join us as visual artists, theatrical groups, dancers, street performers, art cars, music makers and local organizations parade down Capitol Street from Kanawha Boulevard to the post-parade party at Capitol Market. This year’s parade will also feature the popular Wells Fargo stagecoach!
11AM East End Bazaar
The Bazaar hosts a wide variety of high-quality, juried artisans, live music and entertainment, locally-sourced food, and plenty more surprises
Giles Clement is a Nashville based traveling photographer specializing in portraiture and lifestyle photography. He will set up shop at Apartment Earth during the first weekend of FestivALL taking 4x5 Tintypes on June 17 and 16x20 Ambrotypes on June 18.
11AM-5PM Smoke on the Water Chili Cookoff
The annual Smoke on the Water Chili Cookoff celebrates its 19th season with dozens of the nation’s top chili cooks competing to see who has the best red, green and home-style chili and salsa. Winners move on to compete at the World’s Championship. The event includes kids’ activities, frozen t-shirt and hot pepper eating contests, local food vendors and live music!
11:30am Art & Architecture Tours
Join us on a tour to explore the city’s public art. Guides will help showcase the wonders and history of the works of art during a 60 minute tour.
Sample a variety of wines and finger foods to complement! This event will be held outside in the farmers’ market with musical performance by WV's own That High Country Revival.
A new rock opera by Mark Scarpelli, Christopher Vincent and Dan Kehde. What happens when an American rock star, son of a slain President, and driven by his overbearing mother, becomes President himself.
4-6:30PM Ice Cream & The Arts in Elk City
Building on its first urban street fair in 2016, Charleston Main Streets – West Side will partner with area hip hop and street artists to bring DJs, scratch DJs, break dancers, rappers, and the city’s first professional street art mural to Elk City. Participatory art will also return with stencils created by the artists for temporary spray paint.
Based on the best-selling romantic novel by Robert James Waller, “The Bridges of Madison County”, tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing four-day romance with traveling National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid.
The Travelin’ Appalachians Revue is an annual cooperative arts showcase based out of Morgantown, WV. This multidisciplinary showcase features musical performances from John R. Miller (The Fox Hunt, Locust Honey), Rose Anne (Best Friend), Darrin Hacquard (The Fox Hunt), and John Jacob (False Pterodactyl, Beast Friend) and readings by poets Kevin Chesser (Elkins, WV), Keegan Lester (New York, NY) and novelist Mila Jaroniec (Akron, OH)
7:30PM Charleston Harmony
This 43rd annual show features the Kanawha Kordsmen & Chapter quartets. Special Guests will be the The Hot Air Buffoons.
7:30PM Air Play
Ride the wind and dream with AIR PLAY, a modern spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts.
Head to the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for June's feature film: David Lynch: The Art Life! The film follows director David Lynch's upbringing in Montana and Idaho, his initial move to Philadelphia to pursue a career as a painter, to the beginning of the production of Eraserhead.