Downtown Concord Hosts Annual Spring into Arts Festival
May 06, 2019 10:57AM
● By Kimberly Brouillette
The 2019 Spring into Arts Festival will take place in Downtown Concord on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The festival stretches along three blocks of Union Street, from the Concord Library (27 Union Street, North) to the intersection of Union Street and Corban Avenue.
The festival includes a juried art show with over twenty-five participating artists in varying media from clay to leatherwork and paint to pastels. Enjoy food from over a dozen locally owned restaurants within the festival footprint in addition to popular food trucks: Cousins Main Lobster, Bayou Betty and Hot Tamale. New this year, over forty-five artisans and craft vendors.
There will be beer and wine from local and regional breweries and wineries. Breweries include Red Hill Brewing, Cabarrus Brewing, High Branch Brewing, Eleven Lakes Brewing, Pilot Brewing, Town Brewing Company, and Blue Blaze Brewing. Wineries include Cabo Winery and Dennis Vineyards.
Live entertainment from the Shelby Rae Moore Band and Southern Style Band will be on the north block stage. The south block will once again feature the Creation Station, the festival’s children’s area. Within the children’s area the Concord branch of the Cabarrus County Library will host an arts and crafts area that ties into their theme for this year,A Universe of Stories. Concord Parks and Recreation Department will play off that theme with space related crafts and debut their brand-new Monster Mural. The Creation Station will host live, interactive children’s performer Mr. Nigel & Friends as well as the Pan Jive Steel Drum Band, a high-energy steel drum band out of Hickory, North Carolina.
The Spring into Arts Festival is an event of the Concord Downtown Development Corporation, the City of Concord, Cabarrus County, and the Historic Concord Preservation Trust.