From bluegrass festivals in Nelson County, to pottery studios dotting Albemarle County, to storytelling jams on Main Street, the range of art, literature and music in our area is enormous. Live and Out Loud not only celebrates each facet of our culture, but brings them together in an effort to depolarize our community.
Writer, musician and a Celebrate 250 organizer, Deborah Prum, has spoken about the effect she hopes this night will have. As most of the Celebrate 250 events have been based either in the past or the future, she has expressed her desire to bring together people of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate what Charlottesville has to offer today.
Artists you can expect to see at the event encapsulate this effort towards unity. Among who all will be performing are Pete and Ellen Vigour & Friends playing Old Time Music, Brazilian guitarist Umberto Sales with violinist Chole Sackier, Live Arts performers, an Indian Kuchipudi dancer, watercolor artist Judith Ely, 16-year old photographer Evelyn Tewksbury, several writers and poets, and appearances by both Charlottesville and Albemarle High Schools.
Live and Out Loud will take place this Sunday, October 7, at the Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.