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.
Aaron "dizzy doc" Hay will return to the Town Center Mall to construct one of his AMAZING giant balloon sculptures. These sculptures have delighted FestivALL attendees for several years and wow the masses. He will work on this masterpiece until the end of FestivALL.
9am-4pm Oral History Interviews
Local author and documentarian Eric Douglas will conduct one-hour oral histories. West Virginia Archives and History, a section of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, hosts two days of recorded interviews with audio-documentarian Eric Douglas. Appointments are solicited for 50-minute interviews.
11am- 12:30PM Master Classes with artists from Paul Taylor Dance Company
Master Class with artists from Paul Taylor Dance Company and Taylor 2. Reservation: $15 online. Space is limited.
12-6PM River Queen Cruises
BB Riverboats' River Queen returns to Charleston with 1-1/2 hour sightseeing cruises on the Kanawha River. Enjoy the sights and sounds of FestivALL from a different point of view. The River Queen “River Taxi” makes round trips between Haddad Riverfront Park and the University of Charleston.
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.
5-8pm Downtown ArtWalk
Downtown Charleston ArtWalk is a free self-guided walking tour of Charleston’s shops, galleries and businesses featuring regional art and performances. Attendees can stroll along at their own pace, dip in and out of stores and stop off along the way for a bite to eat at a downtown restaurant. Performers include Pedddlers Glory, Corey Shields, and Wood & Wine. Musical Easels will be at 6:30pm at the Lee Street Triangle. Visit artwalkcwv.com for more information.
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.
Robert Randolph is a renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter that is today an inspiration to the likes of Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Derek Trucks, all of whom have played with him and studied his technique. Enjoy a fusion of rock, funk soul, jazz and jam band influences as Randolph dazzles you with his steel guitar techniques. He has filled New York City clubs and wowed the masses at festivals like Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and on June 22 he will fill the Clay Center in Charleston, WV. The New Breed Brass Band will open the evening with their funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop infused New Orleans sound. Get your tickets today!
A new rock opera by Mark Scarpelli, Christopher Vincent and Dan Kehde. What happens when an American rock star, son of a slain President, and driven by his overbearing mother, becomes President himself.
Based on the best-selling romantic novel by Robert James Waller, “The Bridges of Madison County”, tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing four-day romance with traveling National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid.