2nd Sundays Williamsburg Art & Music Festival began in June of 2010 with just under 20 artists, and 1 stage from 3-6pm in the 400 block of Prince George Street by Shirley Vermillion, local arts & music promoter, with the help of Chef David Everett and Adam Steely owners of the Blue Talon Bistro. Over the past 8yrs, it's grown gradually to over 80 artists most months, 4 blocks(400 & 500 blocks of Prince George Street and 100 & 200 blocks of N. Boundary), 4 performance areas, featuring at least 9 varied acts each festival, with festival hours 11am- 5pm. In 2016, the Festival was invited to join local Non Profit, Culture Fix, and continues to be presented the 2nd Sunday of each month from March-December. Remaining Festival dates for 2017 are June 11, July 9, and August 13, September 10, October 1, (moved for just this month to the 1st Sunday of the month, so as not to conflict with An Occasion for the Arts' Festival, which for 48 years has been on the first full weekend of October), November 12, and December 10.
The festival is all age and family friendly, with artisans and performing artists as varied as the folks who support it! Nestled around a few of the College of William & Mary Dorms & Sorority Court, there is always affordable, functional & appealing art from college & high school aged patrons(Boho Jewelry, Tie Dye Clothing, Pop Art, Henna Art & more) to young children(Boutique Clothing, Accessories, Doll Clothing, wooden toys, caricature artists, art projects, kids activities…). The Festival is incorporating many more street performers to compliment the abundance of local & regional musicians performing ("Silverman" can be found in the festival Center for several hours during each festival this year, magic & juggling shows, Irish, Modern & Ballet Dance have been added) and would welcome Stilt Walkers, Mime, Clown, 15-20 min Theatrical Performances, Unicycle Riders, Contortionists and more! Interested performers or artisans please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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