Fine weather and great enthusiasm brought the arts out their creative birth places and into the streets around civic square for the 10th annual Mayor's Celebration of the Arts.
Musical performers on various venues produced chamber music, Celtic roots, nouveau folk, ear-shattering rock and glee inspired numbers which drew pockets of listeners as the evening progressed.
Preston Scout House Band, with 70 years of marching, flash, clash, clangs and ratta-tatt-tatt precision did several numbers by Historic City Hall with some founding members suited and among the ranks for the performance. You know it crosses generational boundaries when five year old kids were dancing like crazy to the rip-and-tear blast of a marching band.
The tradition of showcasing the local culinary arts was also upheld as so many of local chefs came out of their kitchens to personally autograph their signature appetizers for the public, something you don't always get to do when you're stuck on the line.
This celebration should last an entire weekend in order to get a feel of how the art impacts our community and our personal lives.
Owning original, local art is not only good for the local economy but it connects us to new and often unfamiliar dimensions of the streets and places in our community we accept merely at face value.
Exploring The Arts
"Look again and you will see... a different face of you and me."
Long Live The Arts!!! ...Or Else...(LOL...but not really)
Video presentation below (Please adjust volume to your comfort level.)
NOTE: Presentation showcases both professional and amateur acts.