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.
8AM-4PM Festival of Soccer Tournament
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.
Take a shaded stroll on the charming Sunrise Carriage Trail and enjoy music, dance and art along the way. The .65 mile trail is on an incline, so the walk is mildly strenuous. Performances and entertainment include "Trolls" dances by JADCO (January Academy of Fance Company), music by Bare Bones, Hillbilly Carnival, and Christian Fatu and Bernard DiGregoria, and musical easels at 2:15pm.
Ensemble Radieuse is a flute, oboe, and piano trio, featuring local concert pianist Melanie Foster Taylor. 2006 prize winners in the National Flute Association's international Chamber Music Competition, they perform regularly throughout the Southeast and have played to great acclaim in England, Jordan, Panama, Michigan, Texas, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, as well as at New York City's St. Patrick's Cathedral and on Nashville Public Radio’s “Live in Studio C.”.
2pm Giles Clement 16x20 Ambrotype Demonstration
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. He will also do demonstrations on Sunday at 2pm.
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.
2:45PM Yoga in the Park
Join Traci Levine, Folded Leaf massage therapist and yoga instructor, for 60 minutes of basic yoga at Haddad Riverfront Park.
West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman hosts this reading and discussion featuring three non-fiction authors: Katie Fallon, Carter Taylor-Seaton and Eric Waggoner. This event is an excellent opportunity to explore the current world of non-fiction writing and publishing, and audience members are encouraged to participate with questions of their own.
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.
West Virginia International Film Festival's Underground Cinema will host a presentation of Eric Douglas’ ongoing audio-documentary “Memories of the Valley” created using excerpts of oral history interviews collected during FestivALL 2015, 2016 and FestivALL Fall 2016. “Memories of the Valley” is a glimpse into the lives and memories of everyday West Virginians.
4:30PM Community Drum Circle (FREE)
Create beautiful rhythms with drums, shakers, bells, and more! Fun for all ages! No experience necessary. Instruments available but bring a drum or shaker, if you have one, and a chair, just in case! Facilitated by Sheila McEntee and Al Peery of Drum n Fun.
Enjoy short features related to Jewish Culture, Israel, and Jewish History. Films begin at 7pm with a hummus tasting and competition for Charleston’s best hummus beginning in the lobby at 6pm.
Organist Peter DuBois (former Director of Music/Organist at Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston) will performs this recital in honor of longtime Charleston resident Bob Long. Long was active at St. Matthew's, and was instrumental in the church acquiring a new organ in the late 1970s. He was a co-founder of the Summer Orgelfest series of organ recitals, which got its start at St. Matthew's.