Downtown ArtSpark Festival

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August 25th, 2017 - August 26th, 2017

Downtown ArtSpark Festival

ArtSpark is a free two-day festival igniting downtown Jamestown and celebrating our Hansen Arts Park. on the corner of  FirstAvenue and Second Street.

It's creative fun for all ages, live music, theater, food, living statues, dancers, light projections, giant puppet, storytelling, color run and more (Detailed events schedule will be coming soon). Dance and live music from various artists will entertain throughout the festival from the Boulder Pavilion.

Event schedule can be downloaded at:

Living Statue Contest: Be a performing artist for a day. Saturday, August 26, 10-11:30 a.m. Contact Sally Jeppson for more details and to register.

Featured Guest Artists: Michael Murnane's  "Under Ice" projection: Using high-resolution projectors, live multi-layer playback technology and stage lighting, Murnane will project massive images on the wall in the Hansen Arts Park. These images were collected through the ice and reveal his reflections and feelings from years of ice fishing with his father.

Storytelling with author, playwright and teller Kevin Kling is best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log. Kling delivers hilarious, often tender stories.  His autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, and eating things before knowing what they are.

Preston Drum's "Traffic Jam" interactive installation: The setting is simple, a mass of 5-7 cars piled up as if they were involved in a fender bender collision on a busy street which has instigated a massive traffic jam. A traffic jam so bad in fact, that life has come to a halt while people watch a film.

The Dumpling House: A temporary communal kitchen, translucent beacon on the landscape, temple of culinary contemplation by Emily Stover and Molly Balcom Raleigh.

Friday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Downtown Artspark
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  • Arts & Culture
  • Concerts & Live Music
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  • Family-Friendly