HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville is getting ready for the Panoply Arts Festival, hosted by Arts Huntsville.
Beginning on April 27 and running through April 29, the festival, which will take place at Big Spring Park, will bring different innovative and artistic minds together and allow festivalgoers to enjoy their different types of art.
Multiple local and regional musical acts will perform throughout the festival. Nearly 50 performances will take place, with 17 of them being new to the festival.
Acts include Nashville duo Striking Matches, Huntsville duo The Retrovales, 2018 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Steven Page and Nashville band The New Respects.
Close Monroe Street at the south side of the exit from the circular drive of the VBC Ticket Office. Access to the VBC Ticket Office and VBC Parking Garage will be maintained from Monroe Street.
Close Williams Avenue from Church Street to Monroe Street.
Close Monroe Street north of the entrance to the Embassy Suites Hotel.
Handicap parking for the event will be provided inside of the city parking garage Lot “M” located between Church Street and Monroe Street.
Bicycle Parking will be allowed at designated bicycle racks at Monroe Street Gateway entrance and the Church Street gateway entrance at Williams Avenue.
The Art Marketplace, one of the most popular features of the festival, will include 110 artists from 16 states. These artists use multiple mediums, including jewelry, glass, sculpture and painting.
Different hands-on activities will also be happening at the festival.
Festivalgoers can learn the physics of a leap and make a straw rocket with the Huntsville Ballet Company's Rocket Dancers and learn about different types of energy and make and test a car from household items with Huntsville AL L5 Society's Go-Go Lunar Rovers.
Other activities include creating fire-breathing dragons from upcycled materials, crafting colorful watercolor birds and face-painting.
Fireworks displays are scheduled for Friday and Saturday night.
Arts Huntsville will be offering "Rain or Shine" VIP tickets to the festival for the first time this year.
These limited-availability tickets will be for Steven Page's performance and a weekend pass for the festival. Ticket holders will get to attend a meet-and-greet with Page and they will receive priority seating at the show.
The "Rain or Shine" VIP tickets are $120 per person.
Weekend passes are available online until 4:00 p.m. on April 27 for $18 a person.
Day passes are also available for $10 and can be purchased online or in person at the event.
Children 12 and under receive free admission.
The Panoply Arts Festival will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27.
For more information on the festival and to purchase tickets, click here.
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