By Jeff Gallatin
Bay Village – BAYarts is blending new events with old to create a colorful canvas of activities for the summer, said Executive Director Nancy Heaton.
What’s new? Well, outdoor movies on June 29, July 13 and Aug. 3 are joining the list of activities, she said. “They’re family friendly and will be a lot of fun for people to come out and see.”
Heaton said the BAYarts contribution to the annual Destination Bay events this Saturday, the BAYarts Art and Music Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., should continue to be popular with visitors. With live music, local food, more than 70 vendors and a variety of arts and music to sample, the free event should draw many of the visitors.
“It’s a great way for people to see different parts of Bay Village and enjoy all the events going on around the city,” she said.
Heaton said the Thursdays Farm and Art Market which gets underway tomorrow and runs into October also should give people a lot of choices.
“There’s always a lot of different foods to check out and take home,” she said. “There’s going to be even more vendors this year to give people a look at some of the different foods available in our area.”
She said people could come for more than one Thursday event, noting the market will run from 5-8 p.m. and will end as the movies are starting at dark. In addition, a Community Block Party is set for June 29 which will have many fun activities, she said.
Variety will also abound at the Sunday summer concerts which go from 7-9 p.m. from June through August.
“It’s a great way to come out and hear some live music in the summer weather,” she said. “People really enjoy the outdoor setting.”
Audience members can also expect an interesting assortment of storytellers weaving a wide range of tales on select Saturdays in the summer months. In addition, a Meet the Author session has been set for 10 a.m. Aug. 4 where Cleveland author D.M. Pulley will talk about her award-winning novel “The Dead Key.”
Gallery Receptions are scheduled for June 9, July 14 and Aug. 11 where people can enjoy each other’s company as they view the gallery exhibits.
Heaton said regular summer programs in art education and a range of kid camps and classes also continue to draw strong interest.
“A lot of them are sold out already.” she said. “We’ve got a lot of different programs to interest people.”
Heaton said information on all the events and programs will be available at BAYarts.net.