On Saturday, Aug. 25 aficionados of local artists can come together for the second official Detroit Repertory Theatre Arts & Culture Festival and Dream of Detroit Street Fair. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., attendees can look forward to a variety of local artists, vendors, food, drinks, live music, theatre and much more. The free event is made possible because of a grant from ART Ops — a group that focuses on encouraging local arts organizations — and Community HeART — an organization that works to help children cope with sterile environments like hospitals or some school settings.
“The early part of the day is dedicated to kids, with Detroit Imagination Works’ interactive arts activities, face painting, balloon animals and puppetry plus a bounce house, basketball tournament, video game trailer and a writing and acting workshop,” say event organizers. “WRENCH DETROIT will hold a bike repair workshop. (Attendees can) bring in bikes for repair or to donate.”
For those interested in the musical portion of the day, they can look forward to Roar and Thunder, a youth drum line that will launch the festival this year.
“(There will be a) procession from Avalon Village in Highland Park to the Theatre. Two outdoor stages will present multidisciplinary performances; children’s theatre, dance, a sneak peek of the upcoming DRT Season, spoken word, live classical music, hip-hop, a Mardi Gras Second Line, Swing, Jazz, Reggae and Funk,” write event organizers. “Over 50 artists and vendors will be selling a variety of wares.”
For more information about the day and a list of some of the scheduled performers, go online to detroitreptheatre.com.