Urban Arts Festival

The Urban Arts Festival is our newest effort to celebrate art and diversity in Waynesboro.  The event is free and takes place on August 18, 2018 from 5-8pm. It’s been organized in collaboration by the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro, MainStreet Waynesboro, and Tereance Moore Consulting.  The festival showcases artists, performers, musicians from surrounding cities. Urban Art is all about city life and culture and celebrating the amazingly diverse population in the Waynesboro area.

The festival will be held primarily in MainStreet Park, located at 21 E. Main Street, with some performances also occurring in the streets and galleries.  It will be a celebration of urban and artistic culture for the community, art lovers, and families. The festival features artists, music, poets, media arts, live street art, and mural painting displays.

We hope to have the community benefit from this in many ways including: opportunities to experience art from other areas, support other artists, and hear musical talents that do not perform regularly in the area.

We look forward to sharing free event this with you and having you join us on August 18th from 5-8pm.

Musical, Spoken Word, & Poetry Performers

Several of the musical talent featured during Urban Arts came to us through the team at Kinfolk Family and 7 Won 7 Media.

Performers include:

Jovan Jones- bio coming soon

Ashley Baker- bio coming soon

Drew Free- bio coming soon

Unlimited Praise- Unlimited Praise is a Mother/Daughter duo (Trunda & Tiara). We are Contemporary Gospel artists with an out of the box style of worship. We write songs that reflect our experiences, as we journey with God, through everyday life. In March of 2016, we released our first EP self-titled: Unlimited Praise. And in August 2018, we started our second Cd, titled: Intimacy (In to Me See) under the production of Vocal Ink Production. We believe our messages are to be sung to the nations; to give hope, inspiration, healing and restoration to a God who desires to be one with His people, no matter what life throws at you!

Tekesha Martinez- Tekesha Martinez also known as Fiyahfly was born and raised in Hagerstown, Maryland and she’s nice with a pen.

Jamie- A native of Newark, NJ, Monroe is a Christian poet, author, and award-winning spoken word recording artist.  She has, with God’s help, overcome many struggles in her life and has chosen to use her gifts, talents, and abilities to spread the message that, God can and will bring you out of any situation if you let him.  She has copyrighted and published all of her works, “I am Blessed”, “HE walks me through” and other more controversial pieces like “Hello Broom” as well as her series of “Letters”.  Her goal is to reach everyone, no matter how insignificant they feel with a message of peace, hope, and love.

About one of the founders of Kinfolk Media: Mike Hearon- My name is Mike Hearon; Founding Member of KinFolk Media based out of Mulberry Lofts. I studied Media and Communication with a focus in audio production at Temple Univeristy in Philadelphia. There, I picked up my passion for photography and urban exploration. Ever since, I’ve been focused on perfecting my craft and finding my photography style.

About 7Won7 Media: Amir Harris- What began 7 years ago as a hobby creating extreme sports videos, it has led me to pursue my passions and create a full-time career. I have been working professionally for the past 5 years in the photography/videography/graphic design fields. As a self taught professional, my decision to pursue my goals and learn hands on has given me a unique perspective to media production.

Artists

Eddy X Gash- I am a visual artist that creates with different forms of tools, primarily on canvas.  My main form of medium is acrylic paints. Born in Philadelphia, PA, I have been drawing since I was very young. My style and inspiration comes from graffiti, street art, and animation. I am looking forward to growing as an artist, and constantly working to improve my techniques. Every painting has a story, and every painting is a poem providing me the best way possible to express myself and my dreams.

Quielan Gantt- Quielan Gantt known by artist name GraffDummy, born artist from the east coast, residing in a small town located in Maryland. Was born to guide others through art and colorful creations. Newest collection titled The Bomb Era is a body of works generalizing the concepts and beliefs of our creative generation. Being we live in such a competitive and creative era The Bomb Era Bomb portrayed in this body of works is a metaphorical symbol which represents our culture. We are the BOMB! Believing that art can save the world, the works of Graffdummy are made to Create 2 Teach, Teach 2 Inspire, and Inspire 2 Create. Welcome to the Bomb Era, may you continue to be great.

Sonia Vanegas- I’m an illustrator and a painter. As far as I can remember art has always been in my heart.  It wasn’t until 2015 I decided to open an art gallery and share my works with the public. The biggest question I am asked is where my inspiration comes from. Against popular belief it’s not from me, but instead from you. It’s about humans: their emotions, thoughts, longings, funny moments, movements, energy, and heart.

CJ Varron- bio coming soon