Residents encouraged to befriend the Alabama SymphonyPublished 9:48pm Tuesday, April 23, 2013
With the annual StreetFest approaching, ArtsRevive has decided to offer residents a way to reserve seats to see the Alabama Symphony, which will perform at the end of the day. By donating $25 to ArtsRevive, residents can become a Selma Friend of the Symphony and will be able to sit in the first five rows of the performance.
StreetFest, which will be held Saturday, May 18 on Water Avenue and Church Street, is something ArtsRevive hosts every year to showcase local and regional artists.
Fran Pearce, director for the annual program, said she is expecting this year’s fest to be the best one yet.
“We’ve had wonderful artists in the past but this year we’re going to have even more,” Pearce said. “This is our third year to do the Street Fest and we are getting more artists from the surrounding areas like Montgomery, Prattville and Troy.”
Beginning at 10 a.m., residents will have the opportunity to tour vendors along the Alabama River. At 6 p.m., in the ArtsRevive courtyard, the Alabama Symphony will perform.
“They performed at our first StreetFest three years ago and were received very well,” Pearce said. “Everybody enjoyed it, so we’re really excited about them coming back this year.”
Along with artistic works, local vendors will sell food throughout the day including homemade jams and jellies and catfish.
“We will also have some garden plants for sale and birdhouses, jewelry, hanging baskets and much more,” Pearce said.
To reserve seats for the Alabama Symphony, residents can stop by the ArtsRevive building Friday and Saturday during it’s juried art show, held during the day.
“We’re looking forward to another great StreetFest and encourage everyone to come out,” Pearce said.