Norristown's Arts Hill along DeKalb Street will close to traffic from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5, and become an arts festival. This is the 3-year anniversary of the event, based at the corner of Main and DeKalb Streets.
The Norristown Arts Council will sponsor a family-friendly day of performances ranging from local theatre and church choirs, - as well as jazz, rock, folk and dance - to magic, and children’s song and dance.
The festival is free. However, vendors of fine arts, performance-related businesses, cultural delicacies, favorite foods, and local/regional service will be showcased.
"We are proud of the wide variety of performers included in this year's festival." says coordinator Gene R. Frank. "The inclusion of different styles, cultures and genres makes for an exciting day, and an ideal celebration of Norristown."
Some of the performers are: Metropolitan Ballet Academy, The Academy of Dance, R & B vocalist Alaina Nelson, George Weldon Jazz Trio, Acoustic Blender, ScuzBot, Briana Judge, John Manzo, Easy Does It. There also will be artists such as Asa Watts, who will be displaying her mixed-media paintings.
This year's festival includes an expanded set of children's activities including kid's sand art, face painting, a children's play, caricaturist, coloring activities and more.
“The Norristown Arts Hill Festival is vital to the revitalization efforts of Norristown Borough. Norristown Arts Council provides a public display of richness in diversity of people, talent and culture. The Festival reminds all involved of what downtown Norristown has to offer as a destination city,” said Richard W. Rogers, Jr., president, Norristown Arts Council.