Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

FestivALL Fall to Celebrate the Arts in Autumn This Weekend

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

FestivALL Fall to Celebrate the Arts in Autumn This Weekend

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FestivALL Charleston will celebrate FestivALL Fall for its fifth consecutive year Oct. 21 through Oct. 23. The festival will extend the popular, city-wide, multi-arts summer event into autumn for a weekend full of visual art, music, dance, theater and family fun.

Executive Director Brittany Javins has announced this year's lineup, which welcomes back many favorites from previous years along with new talents and unique events scattered throughout town.

"October in Charleston has a well-rounded mix of events, and we love adding to that with a diverse offering of art and performance, Javins said in a media release.

Main events for FestivALL Fall 2016 include:

" The American Shakespeare Center returns to FestivALL in partnership with the Clay Center. The Staunton, Virginia-based company will bring the drama of "Romeo and Juliet to the stage.

The company follows the basic principles of a Renaissance production, including a fully lit stage and interaction with the audience, some of whom sit on stage.

The American Shakespeare Center will offer a student-only show at 10:30 a.m. and a public show at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21. Tickets are available at the Clay Center box office (304-561-3570 or theclaycenter.org).

" The fourth Harvest Art Fair, previously named the Harvest Gift Boutique, is scheduled for Oct. 22-23 at the Woman's Club of Charleston on the historic East End of Charleston. More than 35 new and returning juried artisans will sell their fine arts and crafts, making for the perfect holiday shopping extravaganza. Choose from unique masterpieces in pottery, fine art, jewelry, bath and body, furniture, photography, sculpture, specialty foods, textiles and apparel, and wood. This event is free and welcomes shoppers at all price levels. Free make-and-take activities will be provided by community groups.

" Revel in the colors of Charleston's fall foliage at the Carriage Trail Leaf Walk on Oct. …

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