Thursday, June 5, 2008
The Three Rivers Arts Festival opens Friday at noon with the 80’s and 90’s tribute rock band “Blindsider.” 100-150 artists will be in the artist’s market in gateway center each of the next 17 days. A total of 300 artists will pass through the market at various times. Three stages on Stanwix Street and in Market Square will feature performances each afternoon and evening. This weekend the Artist’s market will play host to “Turning Ideas into Art.” Various artists will show how they create their arts and crafts. Tom Sarver will bring his Art Olympics to market square the next weekend. The Arts Fest is also trying something new. “Container” uses old shipping containers as galleries. Ten of these containers once used on ocean going ships will be set up on Forbes between Stanwix and Market Square.