Downtown Millville Arts, Music and Antiques Festival
The Downtown Millville Merchants Association with assistance from The Millville Development Corporation/Glasstown Arts District will present the Fifth Annual Downtown Millville Arts, Music & Antiques Festival on Sunday, September 9, 2012. The all-ages, free Festival will be held on six blocks of High Street—from Main to Broad Streets—in Millville’s Glasstown Arts District from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
The Festival showcases the works of local and regionally notable fine artists and craftspeople whose work will be on display and for sale. This is an excellent opportunity to furnish your home or office with some of the best talent in the region at reasonable prices. The Art isn’t just on display, either! There will be multiple “Express Yourself” areas throughout the Festival where everyone, young and old, can create their own original artwork. Plus, you can purchase a T-shirt on which you can create your own wearable art.
The Art isn’t limited to the visual, either. The Festival also features six stages where over forty musical acts will perform continuously throughout the day. Virtually every genre of music will be represented, from classic rock to bluegrass, new country, old-school country, original music and cover bands. With so much musical variety, you’re never more than a block away from something you’ll like. There are plenty of chairs available near every stage or you can throw down a blanket and listen to your favorites.
High Street will be bustling with street performers, who will be wandering the Festival throughout the day to entertain and delight your entire family. Food vendors and local restaurants will have something to please every appetite and budget.
Have you ever wondered if great-grandpa’s old pocket watch is valuable as an antique or just because of its gold case? Will your old Star Wars toys in their original packages fund your son’s college education? Are grandma’s old porcelain figurines worth thousands, as she claimed, or just a few dollars? Be sure to bring your own antiques and collectibles to the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts for a professional appraisal at a nominal fee. If you’re looking to add to your collection or start a new one, antiques and collectibles from the area’s most interesting and discerning dealers will be on sale at several locations throughout the festival.
Rounding out the day, the newly restored Levoy Theatre will be open at 5:00 pm to present an evening of silent films starring comedy icons Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin on the big screen. The Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra provides live musical accompaniment, just like when the films were shown back in the 1920’s. Tickets may be purchased at the Levoy box office or in advance at Levoy.net, the theatre’s website.
For more information, visit MillvilleFestivals.com or call 856.765.3367 ext. 301
Funding for the festival made possible in part by the New Jersey Urban Enterprise Program, New
Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.