GARNER Arts Festival celebrates art with exhibitions, performances, open studios, workshops and demonstrations throughout 14 acres of pre-Civil War industrial spaces.
For the 2017 GARNER Arts Festival, exhibitions, installations, and performances will be focused on the subject of Social Justice. “(1) inclusion of everyone in the full benefits of society and (2) empowerment of people to participate fully in the economic, social, and cultural life of the country.” – Institute for Intellectual Property & 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 30+ open artist studios introducing them to painters, sculptors, woodworkers, jewelers, textile artists, photographers & more. Workshops are available in 3d printing, batik, watercolor painting, printmaking and more. A kid’s corner keeps young artists active, and music, theatre and dance provide the Festival’s live performance offerings. Food trucks, craft vendors, dining along the Minisceongo Creek, an on-site craft brewery and a coffee bar round out the weekend’s festivities. Kids under 14 are admitted free, seniors, students & military receive discounted admission, and 1 & 2 day passes are available. $8 adults, $6 Senior/Student/Military.