Kingston heads for the Fine Arts Fiesta

May 3, 2017 by  

Over 60,000 people are expected to attend this year’s Fine Art Fiesta, taking place in a couple of week’s time.

This will be a four-day event that will feature 50+ exhibitors showing and selling fine arts and crafts. The event will be free.

The festival will sponsor two juried art exhibits – one will be for adults and the other for children.

Continuous performances will have a broad range of music, dramas, sketches, and dance. This year’s headliner will be Tom Rush. Local vendors will be offering an array of fiesta foods.

A children’s tent will have Tucker Tales Puppet shows and readers and storytellers from the Osterhout Library. The make-and-take center will have Kingston little ones making bookmarks, sun catchers, beads and bracelets, book covers, and puppets. Strolling performers will be meeting the children as story book characters.

Photo boards will be erected around the site so shutterbugs will want to bring their cameras and get pictures of their friends and family for personalized stationery printing, or possibly for future poster printing.

This year the festival is presenting a closing event that will celebrate the life of George Wesley, whose last performance was at last year’s Fiesta. The I-tations, his former band members, will be performing a tribute to remember their fellow musician.

Fine Arts Fiesta will be Thursday, May 18th through Sunday, May 21st in Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. The George Wesley tribute will be Sunday, May 21st at 4:00 pm.