Here at Listen & Be Heard Poetry Café we are preparing for our First Annual Summer Arts Festival on Saturday August 18, 2007. We will be having free entertainment most of the day inside the café. We will be featuring all in one day the performing artists who we have been featuring and cultivating throughout the days of the week in the last couple years.
Our whole philosophy at Listen & Be Heard is to do for ourselves and community whatever we are capable of doing without asking for help from elsewhere. The purpose of this festival is to highlight all the arts activities that take place here in downtown Vallejo, and especially on Marin Street. We have partnered with other arts organizations on Marin Street who will be offering a variety of activities including a free family day at the Museum, including a book signing by a local author, an open house at Vallejo Music Theatre and open studios at the Vallejo Artists’ Guild. Local businesses including Rick Mariani Photography, Digital Copy and Ambassador Rolls have contributed funds for publicity and to pay the band for the FREE party at the café at the end of the night.
All of the arts organizations involved are offering FREE space to fine arts and crafts vendors, authors and other arts organizations to set up a table to sell their works or distribute information. Vendors can still make a reservation until August 15.
There will be an acoustic jam session, storytelling, poetry, our own local superstar Gabi Wilson, comedy and an after-party that you won’t want to miss, featuring the Talons. The Talons have a few conga players, a full rhythm section and feature several soloists as well.
Official Website: http://www.listenandbeheard.net/htmlarea/poetrycafe/arts-festival
Added by cinader on August 8, 2007