Over 400 of the Capital Region’s most accomplished creatives from dancers to musicians to poets and more come together at the Adirondack Trust Company Festival of Young Artists on Sunday, June 2nd. Check out what you can expect at this vibrant – and free! – event.
SPAC transforms into a massive celebration centering around the student-generated theme of the festival, The Beauty and Power of Nature. The Empire State Youth Orchestra, Northeast Ballet Company, Capital District Youth Chorale, and the National Museum of Dance School of the Arts collaborate to support SPAC’s mission of providing access to the arts for local youth.
There will be pop up performances, fine art displays, food stands, poetry slams, immersive workshops, and fun activities. Towards the end of the festival hundreds of young artists from the four participating organizations will come together to present an exclusive one-hour concert on SPAC’s main stage.
Other highlights to look forward to include an opening act from the Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers from the Onondaga Nation and the premiere of a new dance by guest choreographer from the New York City Ballet, Lauren Lovette, performed by the Northeast Ballet Company.
“The inaugural Festival of Young Artists last year brought together 400 young artists in addition to thousands of community members from the Capital Region,” Elizabeth Sobol, President and CEO of SPAC, said in a statement. “The overwhelming response to the festival underscored the desire and need for programming that provides artists with a place to perform and create new works.”
This event is free, but reservations are recommended.