FestivALL Fall Announcement


Charleston, W.V.—FestivALL Charleston celebrates its 6th FestivALL Fall. The festival will extend the popular city-wide multi-arts summer event into autumn for a weekend full of visual art, music, dance, theatre and family fun from October 19-22, 2017.

This year the event will span over 4 days, starting on Thursday October 19 with a partnership with the Charleston Area Alliance and the Clay Center as they host ArtWalk and Art-After-Dark. FestivALL Fall will also include new events like the Local Stand-Up Comedy Showcase with a lineup of some of West Virginia’s best comedians. In addition, NPR’s Mountain Stage will feature West Virginia native and Tony Award winning actor Michael Cerveris as the guest host.

Main events for FestivALL Fall 2017 include:

-The American Shakespeare Center will return to FestivALL with the production of The Taming of the Shrew.  The Staunton, VA based company follows the basic principles of a Renaissance production, including a fully lit stage and interaction with the audience some of whom sit on stage. 





Three Things: My First, My Favorite, My Future (Season 2, Episode 8) on Oct. 21. Enjoy our year-round monthly storytelling series that showcases three creative thinkers who will share insight into three of their own unique works. Each guest will share their own very personal story of where they started, what they love and where they are going. This episode features creative director of the Charleston Light Opera Guild Nina Pasinetti, journalist Phil Kabler, and one more TBA.


- The 5th Harvest Art Fair is scheduled for Oct. 21-22 at the elegant Woman’s Club of Charleston on the historic East End of Charleston. Over 30 new and returning juried artisans will sell their fine arts and fine crafts, making for the perfect holiday shopping extravaganza. Choose from unique masterpieces in pottery, fine art, jewelry, bath & body, furniture, photography, sculpture, specialty foods, textiles & apparel, and wood. This event is free and welcomes shoppers at all price levels. Free make-and-take activities will be provided by community groups.



- Revel in the colors of Charleston’s fall foliage at the Carriage Trail Leaf Walk on Oct. 22 from 1-4pm. Enjoy vignettes from local theater companies, music by local bands and many more artistic adventures.





- Become part of a 33 year tradition at a live recording of West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Mountain Stage on Oct. 22 at 7pm. This episode will be hosted by guest host Michael Cerveris and will feature Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, the Overcoats, Seth Glier, Anders Parker, and Becca Mancari!




Other FestivALL Fall events include: click here for full online schedule 


October 20-22  WV International Film Festival’s Fall Film Festival Opening Weekend


5-8pm              Downtown ArtWalk with live street music

7:30-9:30pm    Art After Dark with live music and activities by Kinship Goods

7:30pm Choir Now! with Emily Capece and Ryan Kennedy

10pm                   Local Stand-Up Comedy Showcase at the WVIFF Underground Cinema


12– 1pm           FestivALL Recital: The Art of the Song with vocalist, piano and a mix of instrumentalists

4-5pm              American Shakespeare Center Workshops: “Embedded Stage Direction” or “Sweet Music is Such Art”

7:30pm            American Shakespeare Center presents The Taming of the Shrew

7:30pm            Charleston Ballet presents “Classic, Country, and Rock ‘N Roll”


10am               Children’s Therapy Clinic “Cache Me if You Can” at 15 downtown locations

10am-6pm       Harvest Art Fair featuring 30 fine art & crafts artisans

12pm               Charleston Light Opera Guild’s “The Addam’s Family” Preview at the Town Center Mall

2pm                 Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza at the Kanawha County Public Library

2pm & 7:30pm WV Symphony Orchestra presents “Go for Baroque” at First Presbyterian Church

2-6pm              Hops & Heat craft beer & chili cookoff at the East End Bazaar

4pm                 Three Things: My First, My Favorite, My Future with Nina Pasinetti, Phil Kabler and one more TBA

6:30-10pm       Appalachian Children’s Chorus’ “Blue Jean Ball”

7:30pm            Charleston Ballet presents “Classic, Country, and Rock ‘N Roll”


11am-5pm       Harvest Art Fair featuring 30 fine art & crafts artisans

1-4pm              Carriage Trail Leaf Walk with music, theatre and art

1-4pm              Founders Day Program Walking tour with some of Charleston's founding figures, showcasing historic monuments

7pm                 Mountain Stage with guest host Michael Cerveris, and Emily Saliers, Overcoats, Seth Glier, Anders Parker, Becca Mancari


FestivALL Fall is made possible by the City of Charleston, The Charles and Mary-Fayne Glotfelty Foundation, Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation and EQT Foundation with events sponsored by Dan & Kathy Foster, Mary McDermott, Pete & Anna Dailey and Forrest & Emily Roles.


The WVIFF Fall Film Festival and October film screenings at the Underground Cinema,  Hops & Heat Chili Cookoff & Craft Beer Fest, a special ArtWalk & Art After Dark and more!


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