Johnson City Public Art announces plans for Art·Struck 2024

March 18, 2024

Johnson City Public Art announces plans for Art·Struck 2024

The Johnson City Public Art Committee announces plans for the 2024 Art·Struck Festival, one of the region’s top community arts events.

Art·Struck 2024 will be held Saturday, April 20, at The Pavilion at Founders Park, 105 W. Main St., in downtown Johnson City from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Festival sponsors are Food City, ETSU Health – Pediatrics, Fischman Gallery, Inspire Business Interiors, East Tennessee State University, HollerHouse, Little Animals Brewery, and Nelson Fine Art & Framing.

In addition to arts demonstrations, dozens of local artists will have their works for sale. Activities will be available for all ages including wand making, mask decorating, bucket drumming, a weaving fence, and marbled paper making.

Festival highlights include a road roller printmaking station, tintype portraits, a chalk art competition, the Twirling Twins aerial acrobatics performance, a series of dance performances entitled the Cultural Movement Show, the Granite Goddess Living Statue, a Giant Puppet March featuring the Cattywampus Puppet Council and the Knox Honkers & Bangers brass band, and a street art throwdown where three local graffiti artists will create graffiti-style art.

“This is an event that celebrates the talented artists and the vibrant arts community we proudly call home,” said Jocelyn Mathewes, festival chair. “A robust schedule of activities are planned throughout the day and will allow guests to experience the arts at every level.”

All activities are free and open to the public. More information about the festival will be released in the coming weeks.

In addition to the support from sponsors, funding for the Art·Struck Festival is provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS SCHEDULE

Cultural Movement Show
Performances: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Giant Puppet March
March times: Noon and 1:15 p.m.

Twirling Twins
Performances: 1 – 3 p.m.

Road Roller Printmaking
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Chalk Art Competition
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Winners announced at 4 p.m.)

Street Art Throwdown
Noon – 4 p.m.

River City Tintype – Tintype Portraits
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Granite Goddess Living Statue
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

To learn more about the Art·Struck Festival or the Johnson City Public Art Committee, visit https://jcpublicart.com/.

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