OFFCenter Folk Art Festival
SUN - SEPT 30th, 2018 – 10am-4pm
- Over 100 Artist Vendors Selling Hand-Made Arts & Crafts
- Giant Puppet Parade – Theme "Bosque Life"
- Live Music, Dance, Magic and Puppet Play Performances
- FREE Art-Making Activities for the whole family in our Giant Art Making Tent
- Food and snacks from some of Albuquerque's favorite food trucks
- Be a part of community art — Carry a puppet, create in the Art tent, buy art from local artists!
- Learn about OFFCenter —
- Click Here to find out how to volunteer before and/or on Festival Day!
- Click Here to View/Download or Print this year's Festival Flyer
- Click Here to look at Videos of past OFFCenter Folk Art Festivals.
- Click Here to View a Video of 2017's Giant Puppet Parade
- (Check our upcoming emails and calendar listings for family-friendly workshops to make Giant Puppets and for opportunities participate in this year's parade!)
LOCAL MUSICIANS PERFORMING LIVE Sun Sept 30th
10 to 10:45 am
Bob Gusch - Multi-Instrumentalist and Vocalist Debo Orlofsky and their ensemble Saudade “explores the music of Brazil with rhythmic renditions of the original jazz of Brazil to the 19th century choro, to the more contemporary sambas, bossas and tangos coming out of Brazil and surrounding countries today Brazilian rhythms and cool Cape Verdean grooves” — Outpost Performance Space
THREE ON A MATCH
11 to 11:45 am
Three On A Match is an International Kabarett Trio that plays music from the years between the world wars. Shows are presented with attention to detail in musical arrangements, stage attire and props. Sometimes there will even be guest performers ... dancers, puppeteers, readers of avant-garde poetry, futurists, and other unusual goings-on. In time it is hoped that audience attending will also come in their cabaret finest and will play along... Members: Tina Panaro - Vocals; Brad Clement - Piano; David DeBonis - Bass
THE PORTER DRAW
1 to 1:45 pm
The Porter Draw is an Alt-Country, Americana band from Albuquerque, NM. They have been key contributors to a flourishing New Mexico roots music movement since 2007 and have shared the stage with such greats as Greensky Bluegrass, Reverend Horton Heat, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Cross Canadian Ragweed, and Cadillac Sky. Fitting in at country honky-tonks and rock n’ roll clubs alike, The Porter Draw have built a reputation for high energy, sweat-drenched shows coupled with tight harmonies of wistfully delicate lyrics of longing, heartbreak, and the American experience. They'll sing high lonesome with the bluegrass boys, command the stage like The Boss, and surprise you with raucous vocals you haven't heard since your older sister made you listen to The Clash. The Porter Draw is: Ben Wood (banjo), Russell James Pyle (guitar, vocals), Joshua Gingerich (guitar, harmonica, mandolin, vocals), Dandee Fleming (bass), and Joey Gonzales (drums, percussion).
SHERRI AND THE EX-HUSBANDS
3 to 3:45 pm
Sherri Gonzales’ ensemble Sherri and the Ex-Husbandsgets any crowd dancing with standard Rock and Rhythm & Blues hits powerfully delivered by Sherri’s voice. Sherri Gonzales was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to a musical family surrounded by drummers, guitarists, vocalists, dancers, and pianists. She continually developed as a multi-instrumentalist since the age 8, playing violin, cello, guitar, piano and vocals. Formerly professionally playing cello and singing for “La Rondalla de Albuquerque” led by Otilio Ruiz, she started singing the blues in 2003, playing regularly with notable artists such as Markie Gonzales, Joe Warner, Jeff "JD" Sipe, and Darin Goldston.
Click Here: To Learn How to BECOME A FOLK ART VENDOR – Please look at all the instructions to apply for an artist-vendor booth on our: Folk Art Festival Vendor Page.
Your FIRST opportunity to get an artist-vendor booth for the Folk Art Festival is: First Come, First Serve: Friday, June 23rd from 10 am – 1 pm. Sign-up in person, at OFFCenter.
VOLUNTEER – We rely on 75 - 100 volunteers each year to make the Folk Art Festival run smoothly and a fun event for 1,500 - 2,500 individuals and families who come to attend. Volunteers help with everything starting now thru Festival Day – from beginning preparations to help with the clean-up!
CLICK HERE TO LET US KNOW how YOU can VOLUNTEER
and help us make this year's Folk Art Festival and community art projects successful!
SPONSORSHIP for the 2018 OFFCenter Folk Art Festival –
Thank you all who participated in last year's Folk Art Festival! (And for the last 15 years!)