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THE SECOND ANNUAL OLD SCHOOL ARTS FESTIVAL

Aug 15, 2014 - Aug 16, 2014 6pm

Carthage Old Elementary School - Carthage, Mississippi
CARTHAGE MAIN STREET and THE LEAKE COUNTY FOUNDATION present
THE SECOND ANNUAL OLD SCHOOL ARTS FESTIVAL
AUGUST 15-16, 2014
Carthage Old Elementary School - Carthage, Mississippi
PRESS CONTACT: Robbie Watson 917-547-8579 Robertsonpro@gmail.com
Carthage, MS - July 11, 2014
On Friday, August 15th and Saturday, August 16th, 2014, Carthage Main Street and the Leake County Foundation will unite with artists from multiple Mississippi regions, walks of life, age ranges, and arts disciplines to present the second annual Old School Arts Festival at the Old Carthage Elementary School. “The festival, having grown exponentially in one year, is abuzz with many new and exciting prospects. There will be something for every age range to enjoy, including the illustrious $500 Cash Giveaway. And entry to the festival is free of charge,” says Russell Baty, Carthage Main Street Manager.
The Festival doors will open on Friday evening at 6pm for a complimentary open dialogue discussion, and Leake County premiere screening of “As I Lay Dying,” directed by Academy Award nominated actor James Franco. The movie, based on Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner’s Novel, was partially filmed in Leake County.
The following day, beginning at 9am Saturday, The Old School Arts Festival will launch a complimentary tapestry of events including visual artists’ booths featuring oil paintings, pottery, jewelry, woodworking, photography and more. Musical artists from a wide spectrum of genres including Southern Gospel, R & B, Bluegrass, Contemporary Christian, African Drumming and beyond will be performing throughout the day. There will be a “Kid’s Zone” provided, and a “Drunk Driving” obstacle course as part of the fun and educational component as well.
The festival will culminate on Saturday evening with “Elvis: A Night With The King,” an interactive tribute to the late Elvis Presley on the anniversary of his death. The cost for this show is $10 per person, and all proceeds from the festival will support the renovation efforts for the Carthage Old School. Tickets are on sale now. For more information about the festival, contact Russell Baty at 601-267-6764, carthagemainstre@bellsouth.net

The Leake County Foundation was established to improve the quality of health care provided Leake County; to advance the quality of public education; to support the redevelopment of and combat deterioration of the downtown areas of municipalities in Leake County; to support and encourage the performing arts, visual arts and public recreation; to promote the availability of improved housing; and to support efforts to beautify Leake County.Carthage Main Street is a part of Mississippi Main Street, an economic development program based on historic preservation. The Mission of Mississippi Main Street is to provide visionary leadership, guidance and counsel to Mississippi Main Street communities through organization, promotion, design and economic development to make our cities and towns better places to work, live and play.

What: Second Annual OLD SCHOOL ARTS FESTIVALWhere: Carthage Old Elementary School, 500 North Van Buren, Carthage, MS 39051
When: Friday, August 15, 6:00 - 10:00 PM; Saturday August 16, Outdoor Stage and Art Show in School: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; “Elvis” Concert 7:00 – 9:00
PRESS CONTACT: Robbie Watson 917-547-8579; robertsonpro@gmail.com




Late Fall Festival

Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church 600 11th Ave. Meridian, MS
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Meridian will have their
annual Late Fall Festival, Dec. 8th beginning at 6 pm
Hosted by: Senior Choir Members
(601) 485-5816 Rev. Zacary Finley, pastor




5th Annual Gourd Festival

Sep 13, 2008 - Sep 20, 2008 See below

Festival will be at the farm of Jerry and Ray Davis, Collinsville, Miss. Sept. 20, 2008 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Classes and craft booths will be available, as will food and music.



For more information call 601-737-5333.