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.
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.
11:30AM Kiwanis Corporate Regatta
The Kiwanis Corporate Regatta returns with its 3rd miniature "yacht" race in the downtown library fountain. This event raises much-needed funds for the Kanawha County Public Library and other Kiwanis charities. See wcharlestonkiwanis.org for more information.
3-9PM Juneteenth (LOCATION CHANGE)
****due to rain this event has been moved to the Municipal Auditorium, 244 Virginia St. E
This Juneteenth celebration features headliner Step Afrika! This electrifying dance company from Washington, DC promotes an appreciation for stepping as a contemporary dance genre and its use as an educational, motivational and healthy tool for young people.
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.
7:30pm Live Action Shorts
Enjoy a collection of short films from the past year. Come see if you agree with The Academy! The first 50 minutes of animated shorts is family-oriented programming, with an on-screen warning for those with children for the final 35-minute film that is not.
This program features works by American composers, including arrangements of American folk music, folk hymns, and spirituals. To highlight our celebration of American composers, we commissioned Maryland composer Daniel McDavitt to write a setting of the Robert Burns Poem "The River of Ayr," which was premiered at our spring concert earlier this year.