Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival

Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival

Othello Park Alliance announces a call for artists fro the Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 5 Aug 2016

Othello, Seattle’s most multi-cultural neighborhood, located on southeast Seattle’s LINK light rail line, will host the annual Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival August 14, 2016 from noon to 6:00pm. Admission is free.

Over 3,500+ participants from the Seattle area will be present. Vendors have earned up to $500 in sales.

As in years past, southeast Seattle’s mélange of East African, Asian, Filipino, Fijian, African-American, and other immigrant communities will gather in Othello Park just a short block from the Othello Station to demonstrate their solidarity as one international community. Othello Park’s permanent performing arts stage will transform its surrounding pastoral meadow into an amphitheater for music, dance, and art performances beneath a high canopy of trees. A dance floor laid out in front of the stage will invite Festival participants to join in the fun of learning steps and rhythms of many cultural dances. Featured guest performers this year will include the Women’s Steel Pan Project, Global Heat, Clava Kubana, and many more.

Encircling the meadow will be an array of vendor, craft, and community information booths. Food choices will include Asian, Jamaican, Ethiopian, and Mexican cuisines to name a few. Besides dancing, features of special interest to children of all ages will include art creation stations, a petting zoo with a variety of animals, bouncy houses as well as Othello Park’s playground and giant hillside slide.

To fulfill its mission of enhancing the Park as a beautiful community gathering place, the Othello Park Alliance convenes the Festival every year to culminate the Rainier Valley Culture Fest Weekend, an official Seafair event.

For more information, contact eden.teng@gmail.com.

Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival

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