Frederick arts festival features films, live music


May 30, 2002|By Mercedes Suarez

Celebrate the beginning of June with a trip this weekend to the ninth annual Frederick Festival of the Arts. On tap are a variety of artwork and films, live music and theater, outdoor activities and good food.

The work of 150 jury-selected fine artists and craftspeople will be on view and for sale. Two stages will offer live music, theater and dance. Performers include the music group Groovelilly, poet Michael Mack and the Shakespeare Project.

Want to enjoy the outdoors? Kayaks and canoes are available for rent in Carroll Creek Linear Park, where the festival will be held. Need something for the kids? A third stage will provide music and theater to entertain youngsters. Interactive arts and other activities also will be offered. Hungry? Keep stomachs satisfied with local and ethnic fare from an array of vendors.

Want a break from the heat? Step inside the C. Burr Artz Central Library and enjoy some of the events of the First Frederick Festival of Film. Highlights include Time Out, a film by Maryland native Robbie Chafitz that was seen at the Sundance Film Festival, and Alabare, a documentary about sugar-cane workers in the Dominican Republic.

The Frederick Festival of the Arts takes place, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Carroll Creek Linear Park, South Market Street, downtown Frederick. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors, and free for children 12 and under. Call 301-694-9632 or visit

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