Free Festival: We Art The People

September 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Arts, Kids, Parades

We Art the People? Yes we art.

The We Art the People free festival of folk art goes arty this Sunday September 11, 2011, from 10 am – 4 pm.  Organized by the OffCenter Community Arts Project, it’s a day of family fun at Robinson Park, including a giant puppet parade, live entertainment, and (of course) lots of art to browse and buy with more than 100 folk arts and crafts vendors, and the chance to make art yourself.

We Art the People festival highlights include:

  • Giant puppet parade at 11 am
  • Community art for adults and kids to make their own creations
  • White elephant sale
  • Baked goods sale
  • Live music and entertainment on two stages, with tribal belly dancing, Hawaiian dancing, and Aztec dancers, and music from bands including Cajun rhythm and blues from Joe Daddy and Hoodoo Jeff’s Swamp Fried Duo. That’s a name to conjure with…. talking of which, there are also magic acts, fortune tellers, and face painting.

The full We Art the People schedule gives music performance times, and the free festival runs from 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday September 11.

Robinson Park is located in Downtown Albuquerque at 801 Central NW, at 8th Street and Central Avenue.



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