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State of the Arts Weekend: Saturday

June 18, 2016

SPLAT! Water Gun & Water Balloon Outdoor Painting Event @ Cumberland Square Park made possible by A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Water balloon painting and water gun painting are great summer arts activities for kids — using water guns and water balloons filled with all-natural, handmade paint to create canvas artwork! Be sure to arrive in old clothing that you don’t mind getting messy! A16inx20incanvas is provided for each child to take home after they’ve created their very own masterpiece. Each child will have access to a painting station, eye protection, a poncho, three paint balloons, and a water gun filled with paint at one of several painting stations in the park! The event beginsat 10am inCumberland Square Park beside the Bristol VA Courthouse, and canvases are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All canvases must be picked upby 12:30pm atthe park. You don’t want to miss SPLAT!, the outdoor painting event made possible by A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts in Downtown Bristol! Cost is $5 per child.
Art Fair & Celebration @ Piedmont Avenue – 11:00 AM — 4:00 PM
For the first time, the Arts & Entertainment Committee has decided to host an Art Fair and Celebration on Saturday, June 18. This fair will give artists and artisans an opportunity to showcase and/or sell their handmade arts and crafts to those in attendance. Free to the public!
Artist Power Hour @ Bristol Public Library – 1:00-2:00 PM
Artists will have only one hour to start and finish their art project. Artists will need to bring all their supplies to complete their masterpiece – the winning artist will be spotlighted in Believe in Bristol’s weekly E-News and will be displayed in a Downtown gallery! No prior registration, first come first serve sign-up.
PUSH! Presents “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” @ Bristol Brewery – 9:00 PM
PUSH! Film Festival and Bristol Brewery will celebrate the ultimate day off by offering the screening of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” The film was written and directed by John Hughes and stars Matthew Broderick. The film follows Ferris Bueller (Broderick) and two friends as they cut class and have the ultimate day off in Chicago. Attendees are encouraged to dress in late 80’s attire to receive a free single screening pass for this year’s PUSH! Film Festival.
Movies in the Park “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” @Cumberland Square Park – 9:00 PM
Free to the public and family friendly, bring a lawn chair or blanket – concessions will be sold. Based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton’s remarkable upbringing, this movie special takes us inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Dolly who she is today. Experience the heartwarming tale of a courageous nine-year-old girl from Tennessee and the loving family that taught her the power of inner strength.

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