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CANCELED – World Arts Celebration (Newport News)

World Arts Celebration

Explore cultures from around the world as a part of the family-friendly World Arts Celebration this Saturday in Newport News!

When: Saturday, July 29, 2023 from 12-5pm. Canceled due to Excessive Heat Warning.

Where: Victory Landing Point, 23rd St, Newport News VA

Cost: Free admission and parking, vendors will have food, artwork, and crafts available for purchase.

Description: The City of Newport News, in collaboration with The CAN Foundation, will present The World Arts Celebration on July 29th from 12-5 pm at Victory Landing Park in the Yard District.

The celebration is a multidisciplinary event including live musical performances, dance, visual arts demonstrations, spoken word, hands on workshops, food trucks, children’s activities, and an artist panel featuring muralists from an upcoming city-wide mural project.  The celebration is a representation of art forms of different cultures and ethnicities from around the world.

While at the festival, enjoy musical and dance performances including Italian Opera by Denise Nicole Battle, Jazz with the band Fortresses, a blend of traditional amapiano sounds with diverse musical influences from around the world by DJ J. Kirven, Steel Drum Vibes, original music by Virginia Commission for the Arts Songwriting Fellow Chris [i.D] Jeter and band, interactive Polynesian dance with Tepua Hio Hio, a genre-fluid taste born from an extensive survey of the global music scene with VCA fellow Orion Redwolf and the Melted Crayons, dance and music by Soka Tribe & Trio, and more!

Visitors can also enjoy hands-on collage, sculpting and print workshops, face painting, live mural painting by Ray Johnson, Poetry Jackson, Hemadri Modi, and Lynette Hulse, experience tastes from around the world, and much more! The event will be hosted by Jarrell Williams of Nomarama.

More Information & Updates: Click HERE Canceled due to Excessive Heat Warning.