This Saturday, Art Comes Alive
Enjoy music and live art in downtown Market Square
The second annual Art Comes Alive! event hosted by the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center occurs this Saturday in Market Square in downtown Fredericksburg. The event is meant to showcase local talent through music, art and food. Two bands will perform while seven local artists impromptu paint to the music.
This year, the music performers are a jazz and blues group, Big Joe Maher and his Big Four Combo and a local cover band, the World Jam Club with Don Brown. The local artists include: Adam DeSio, Tanya Richey, Rob Landeck, Elizabeth Seaver, Hsi-Mei Yates, Nicholas Candela and Jane Woodworth.
“The artists are chosen by invitation because we want to celebrate the arts and the many forms that it comes in,” says Christa Stabler, the executive vice president at the Museum. “The art will be very eclectic in terms of ages, styles and mediums. It’s a great platform to showcase all the talent Fredericksburg has to offer.”
Art Comes Alive! begins at 6:00 in the evening, after the Via Colori festivities have wound down for the day.
“The crowd gets to watch the local talent work for two and half hours, all while enjoying music, food and drink,” says Stabler.
At 8:30pm the art will be sold through a live auction. Proceeds will go towards the Museum in support of the arts and the arts program throughout Fredericksburg.
The local artists donate both their time and talent for Art Comes Alive! and the Museum thanks them by showcasing their work in the Museum store before and after the event.
Tickets are needed for the event and can be purchased through the Museum website or the Museum store. The event cost is $25 for Museum members and $35 for non-members and includes food, drink and entertainment direct from the Fredericksburg community.