This annual uptown Athens festival promises a variety of attractions at various venues in uptown Athens this Saturday. The festival takes place on the main uptown block of West Union Street, between South Court and South Congress streets, the same location as last year’s outdoor music portion of the ACAMF. In addition to a “stellar musical lineup” on an outdoor stage, the festival will showcase local art vendors and arts organizations, locally crafted Jackie O's beer and local Kiser's BBQ. This year's festival will host an outdoor exhibit of work by the artists of the Youth Art Program of the Athens Photographic Project, as well as, performances by the Ohio Valley Summer Theater, Factory Street Dance Studio, and Ugata, African Drumming and Dance. In addition, artists of the Athens Art Guild, Passion Works Studio and Hocking College Art Program will be selling their art on the street. In addition, various arts nonprofits will be offering arts-based activities to festival goers. Once the West Union Street main stage has closed, the festival will feature “more great music on three fundraising performance stages at various local music venues throughout the city,” a news release said.
- Occurred Saturday, August 17th, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm