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Celebrate Art with Garner Arts Center

Garner Arts Festival celebrates art with exhibitions, performances, open studios, workshops and demonstrations throughout 14 acres of pre-Civil War industrial spaces on May 20 and 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine.

This year’s festival theme is social justice. Participating artists, local arts organizations, and community arts leaders will lead round table discussions throughout the weekend inviting guests of the festival to discuss the capacity art has to create meaningful change.

Audiences are invited to explore over 30 open artist studios introducing them to painters, sculptors, woodworkers, jewelers, textile artists, photographers and more. The festival also features workshops like 3D printing, batik, watercolor painting and printmaking; a kid’s corner to keep young artists active; and live music, theatre and dance performances. Food trucks, craft vendors, dining along the Minisceongo Creek, an on-site craft brewery, and a coffee bar round out the weekend’s festivities.

Admission: $8 adults; $6 senior/student/military; kids under 14 are admitted free. One and two day passes available. Location: Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center, 55 Railroad Ave., Garnerville. For more information, contact 947-7108 or or visit

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