In addition to more than 50 visual artists and crafters, there will be three performance areas with live music, improv comedy, dance and theater.
The Friends of Leesburg Public Arts (FOLPA) is hosting the first annual “Arts in the Alley” street fair in downtown Leesburg on Saturday, July 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The fair will be located in and around the Leesburg Town Hall. More than 50 artists’ booths, including painting, pottery, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, fiber arts, woodworking and mixed media, will be in the alley along the east side of the Town Hall Parking Garage. The gazebo in the alley will feature live musical performances throughout the day.
Musical entertainment on the Town Green stage will include Loudoun Symphonic Winds, Loudoun Lyric Opera, Loudoun Chorale, Airmen of Note Air Force Jazz Band, and Mudlark Rock & Blues. Last Ham Standing Improv Group, the Sterling Playmakers and Dance King Studios round out the entertainment lineup on the main stage.
Kids’ activities and entertainment will be located in the Rose Garden behind Town Hall. Entertainers include Blue Sky Puppet Theatre and Nrityaniketan Classical Indian Dancers.
“The focus of Arts in the Alley is to showcase local artists and artisans,” says Sue Stipek, FOLPA president. “Communities that nuture and promote the arts improve the quality of life for everyone.”
Admission to Arts in the Alley is free and free parking will be available in the Town Hall Parking Garage and at the Church Street parking lot. For more information, visit www.leesburgpublicarts.org.