Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quintet

Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quintet

Lion Sandford... Jamaican Musician

Lion Sandford... Jamaican Musician

Festival Guests Enjoying The Entertainment

Festival Guests Enjoying The Entertainment

Marshall Crenshaw 2014

Marshall Crenshaw 2014

Emily Bale... Emily around the town

Emily Bale... Emily around the town

Bobby Baird Dixieland Jazz

Bobby Baird Dixieland Jazz

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED THIS YEAR'S FINE ARTS FIESTA! YOUR SUPPORT IS WHAT MAKES THIS COMMUNITY ENRICHING EVENT POSSIBLE. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

2017 FAF Poster

WE’RE HAVING FUN DOWN HERE!

Iconic Folk and Americana Singer/Songwriter Tom Rush to headline Fiesta on Saturday, May 20th at 7pm!

Tom Rush

Tom Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks have cited Tom as major influences. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Subsequently, his Club 47 concerts brought attention to emerging artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.

Tom is now celebrating his 52nd year on stage and in the studio, still doing what audiences love him for: writing and playing …passionately, tenderly…knitting together the musical traditions and talents of our times. He’s also celebrating a YouTube hit, a song for his generation that’s gone viral: http://tinyurl.com/3zohc6.

The Fine Arts Fiesta, a celebration of diversity in the performing and visual arts, is 62-years young in 2017, making it the most established festival of its kind in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!

 

Founded in 1956 by Annette Evans and Alfred Groh as an annual celebration of the Arts in the Wyoming Valley area, the first Fiesta lasted three days and presented music, dance, drama, sketches and displays. Over the years Fiesta has grown to four days, and continues to thrive as the longest-running free event offered in the City of Wilkes-Barre.

More than 60,000 people attend the event Over 50 fine artists and crafters exhibit 

A broad range of FREE, continuous performances appeals to everyone

Two festival-sponsored juried art exhibits for students and adults

 A tantalizing array of Fiesta foods appeal to every appetite and taste!

***Fine Arts Fiesta Announces 2017 Adult and Student Juried Art Exhibit Awards Click Here***

 

SANDRA DYCZEWSKI MAFFEI ADULT JURIED EXHIBITION OF THE FINE ARTS FIESTA – 2017

The Board of Directors of the Fine Arts Fiesta is proud to be able to showcase
regional artists representing annually the adult juried exhibition.

The 2017 Sandra Dyczewski Maffei Adult Juried Exhibition of the Fine Arts Fiesta registered 343 entries from 112 artists and 169 pieces of artwork were selected to be in the exhibition. Last year’s exhibition had 378 entries from 145 artists and 147 were selected for exhibition.

The selection of Richard Huck and Phil Dente, as our judges, proved to be a very wise choice. Due to this, a strong exhibition reflects their professional attributes and  aptitude. The judging took several hours thus giving us a well-balanced show that the Fine Arts Fiesta is very pleased to present and sponsor. The judge’s decisions are final and their choices created our 2017 adult exhibition. Thank you for your time.

No matter what your artistic taste is there will be something for all to view and enjoy.

FINE ARTS FIESTA VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 2017

FINE ARTS FIESTA JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL JURIED EXHIBITION INFORMATION – 2017

In the last 36 years the Fine Arts Fiesta has created a juried status to the junior-senior high school artwork division of Fiesta. As time has progressed so has the quality and number of entries of the exhibition.

The 2017 Fine Arts Fiesta Junior-Senior High School Juried Exhibition registered 78 entries from 25 artists and 65 pieces of artwork were selected to be in the exhibition. Last year’s exhibition had 85 entries from 29 artists and 61 were selected for exhibition.
The Board of Directors offers a very special thank you to Joan Dillon, our judge, for giving her time and expertise to the judging of the student exhibition.

The Fine Arts Fiesta cannot be more proud of the high standard of art represented here by a variety of talented and creative young men and women.

We salute you and your talents and thank you for sharing them.

FINE ARTS FIESTA VISUAL ART COMMITTEE 2017

                                                                       

                                                                      

 

 

 

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