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Apr 13

World Arts Celebration Set For May 20

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 8:25 AM by Communications Department

Currently Accepting Applications for Vendors and Organizations

The City of Newport News is once again bringing international Arts 1_SCculture to the peninsula with the 3rd annual World Arts Celebration. Enjoy food, music, dancing and art from more than 20 countries during the free event at City Center on Saturday, May 20 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This year’s main stage is featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Jazz Ensemble along with a vocalist in honor of international jazz legend and Newport News native Ella Fitzgerald. The performances on the sub stages include musicians and dancers representing countries such as Ireland, Panama, and France. Guests can expect interactive street performers to engage them as part of a show. Guests can also spend the day tasting food from various countries with the many food vendors and purchasing authentic art, jewelry and more from the various vendors on site.

Event organizers are currently accepting applications from organizations and culturally specific merchandise vendors who would like to participate in the World Arts Celebration. Those interested should apply online.