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Summer Festival of the Arts Weekend sure to bring fun and culture to downtown Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Summer Festival of the Arts is happening this weekend in downtown Youngstown.

YSU, JAC management, the city of Youngstown, the Mahoning County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church all announced a variety of events planned for the weekend.

The event aims to bring music, art and culture together. Several different organizations have a variety of events planned to make for one fun weekend downtown.

Before the festivities at Summer Festival kick off, the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Summerfest starts Thursday and will run through Sunday. You can enjoy music,

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Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival & Conference Returns to Miami in September

Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival & Conference Returns to Miami in September

Countries around the world are both reassessing society through the lens of diversity, inclusion and equity, and are working to slow and end the pandemic of COVID-19. Arts and culture that address who we are at this moment can be a vital part of both change and recovery, and the third annual Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival & Conference, taking place in Miami from September 22 through the 25, aims to do just that. Venues include Miami-Dade County Auditorium, and the Koubek Center-Miami Dade College.

Returning after being canceled in 2020 when performing arts venues were shuttered, the Festival

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Somerton to host art and wine festival | Local News

SOMERTON – This city plans to make fine art and wine cause for celebration at a new public event that could take place in the fall or early next year.

The Somerton City Council recently approved a proposal by the city’s parks and recreation commision to organize a first-ever art and wine festival.

“This idea has been circulating among us for nearly two years, but because of the pandemic we couldn’t go forward with it,” said Francisco Vasquez, president of the commision. “Now the city is reopening and the need to support art is there.”

The festival would provide a

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Festival held to celebrate 20th anniversary of National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

CHICAGO It’s the 20th anniversary of the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, which has recently reopened following a period of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

60 vendors will be out this weekend showcasing their art, including Javier Vargas, who uses beans instead of beads to create unique pieces.

“I have probably used about 400,000 beans,” Vargas said.

For Janice Aponte, the festival and museum speaks a lot about her culture and background. Her favorite oil paintings are of Boomba dancers.

“It expresses culture and rhythm and the colors of the island,” Aponte said.

Some

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