The 10th annual Brick Street Art & Jazz Festival will gather on Saturday in Minerva’s historic North Market Street.
The event will feature a wide range of musical styles as well as interactive art activities for all ages, food and fine crafts.
Professional bands will include Henrique Alvim at 12:30 p.m., who will play Brazilian jazz guitar; Erbo & the Buzz Factor at 3pm, playing jazz with steel drums; and the Big Band of the Alliance Symphony Orchestra from 5 to 7 p.m.
Live music will begin before the festival’s official opening, and saxophonist Denny Ott will play at 10 a.m. during the set-up. High school jazz bands performing during the day include Stage Dawgs at STEAMM Academy at 11:45; Rock and Jazz bands Northwest High School, at 1:45 p.m. and 2:15 p.m., respectively; and the Minerva High School Jazz Band at 4:15 p.m.
The festival will offer interactive artistic activities for all ages. Practical projects will be provided by the Minerva Public Library, SPARK and Kids ’Art Area, under the auspices of the Minerva Area Federal Credit Union.
Other activities will include a walk through Tim Angeloni’s magic from noon to 2 p.m .; Joe Delagrange’s balloon creations, 2pm-4pm, sponsored by Consumers National Bank; origami Cirque du Papier by Michael Roy, 4-6pm; drums at 1 and 4 p.m .; along with a huge xylophone, a public typewriter, a knitting circle and an Art Bus.
Artists will also be present to demonstrate skills such as wood scraping, pastel drawing and wool processing. Minerva’s mall stores will be open, and many artists will sell their work, such as jewelry, handmade soaps, scrubs and lotions, and fabric and wood creations.
Food will be available and during the festival the village DORA will be in force. Alcoholic beverages can be purchased at Sandy Springs Brewing Co., Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant, Stoney Inn and Normandy Inn.
Admission to the festival is free, and rain or sun is coming forward.
For more information, contact Denise Freeland at 330-868-7979 or [email protected]