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Schedule of Events

THURSDAY    SEPT. 7th

TIME

3 - 7

5 - 11

LOCATION

Horace Blackman Park

Art 634

EVENT

Vendor Booths

Inflatable Art Installation - Sean Hages

5 - 6

6:30 - 7

7 - 11

True City Center Pavillion

The Attic Bats 🎸

True City Center Pavillion

Dan Bickel 🎸

Art 634

Underground Sound - An Immersive Art Experience 🎟 (21+)

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Art like you've never seen it before! Colorful, larger than life art pieces to pique the creative spirit in all of us. You will not want to miss this one day inflatable art installation created by Sean Hages from Sean Hages Loves You, LLC! This event kicks off the Jackson Festival for the Arts on Thursday, September 7th from 5p until 11p. Sean Hages is an interdisciplinary artist based in Detroit, Michigan. Sean predominantly works as an installation artist and a sculptor. His award winning artwork has exhibited internationally in a variety of contexts ranging from galleries to music festivals. Sean has grown deeply involved with the local art scene since moving to Detroit in 2000, working as an arts instructor, fabricator, artist, curator and an arts advocate. “When I alter the world in an intentional manner I am acting as an artist. The process can be as simple as moving a pebble or planting an idea. An artist changes the world around themselves: rearranges, organizes or disorganizes, represents and redefines. I recognize my purpose is to engender change in the world.” This FREE event is part of the Urban/Rural Conversation and is sponsored by Michigan ArtShare and Art 634. This event will run in conjunction with Underground Sound

To kick off The Jackson Festival for the Arts, we are celebrating with an immersive art experience. Featured at Movement, we welcome Detroit native Sophiyah Elizabeth and all of her good vibes to Art 634, thanks to sponsorship by Michigan ArtShare. In a cave created by Ray Phillips, Sophiyah E. will be joined by DJ Ceech, John Collin McCormick, and inflatable artist Sean Hages to create a world Jackson has yet to see. Sophiyah Elizabeth is a multi-sensory artist drawing inspiration from the desire to raise awareness surrounding liberation + spiritual reverence. Her practice explores deepening connections for elevation. Sophiyah's love for sonics + spiritual technology intertwines holistic story-telling + ancestral influence, utilizing radical sound design to convey messages of empowerment. Jackson's own DJ Ceech will be illuminating the experience with electronic sounds that wake the senses, and John Collins McCormick will start out the night with outside of the box sound art. The experience will also be elevated by the colorful and quirky inflatables created by Sean Hages of Detroit. Sean predominantly works as an installation artist and a sculptor. His award winning artwork has exhibited internationally in a variety of contexts ranging from galleries to music festivals. This event is $5 at the door for those over the age of 21, and is sponsored by Michigan Art Share, Art 634, Zoerman's Zombies, and The Jackson Festival of the Arts. Light refreshments will be provided, please feel free to bring your own beverage of choice.

FRIDAY        SEPT. 8th

TIME

10 - 2

LOCATION

Ella Sharp Museum

EVENT

Kids Create - Sustainable Art

2 - 8

3 PM

Horace Blackman Park

Vendor Booths

True City Center Pavillion

'Vegetable Parable' by Daniel DeRey 🎭

4 - 5

Horace Blackman Park

Mike Crupi 🎸

4 - 7

Jackson School of the Arts

Film Festival & Rooftop Sketch 🎟 📽

5 - 6

True City Center Pavillion

Still Runnin' 🎸

6 - 6:30

'Beach House' and 'Lit Crit' by Cherielyn Ferguson 🎭

True City Center Pavillion

6:30 - 7:30

True City Center Pavillion

Audrey Musolf 🎸

7 - 8

Jackson Symphony Orchestra/Weatherwax Hall

Art in Concert 🎟

8 - 10

Veritas

Cocktails and Curtain Calls - Night of Original Theatre by Michigan Playwrights

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Directed by Tahra Gribbin, Starring Angela Dill and Manuel Abascal

Directed by Angie Dickinson, Starring Manuel Abascal, Katie Sayles, Laura Mandernack, Faith Dever, and Kevin Benedict

'Vegetable Parable' by Daniel DeRey

dir. Tahra Gribbin, starring Angela Dill and Manuel Abascal

'Demons Helping Demons' by Jacquelyn Priskorn dir. Paul Stark, starring

SATURDAY.   SEPT. 9th

TIME

10 - 2

12

LOCATION

Segue, Inc.

Carnegie Library Lawn

EVENT

Social Justice Art Show and Auction, Family Fun Day

Musical Parade Set Up

12 - 3

Carnegie Library Upstairs

Under Construction Theatre Productions - Theatre Chat 🎭

1 PM

Carnegie Library Lawn to JSO

Musical Parade

2 - 8

Horace Blackman Park

Vendor Booths

1 - 2:30

Jackson Symphony Orchestra / Weatherwax Hall

Community Music School Open House and Instrument 'Petting Zoo'

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2 - 3

True City Center Pavillion

Original Theatre 🎭

'Who Art Upon the First Turret' written and directed by Alexander Trice. Starring Brian Ketner and 

'Beach House' and 'Lit Crit' by Cherielyn Ferguson

Directed by Angie Dickinson, Starring Manuel Abascal,

3 PM

Jackson Coffee Co.

Radioplays 🎟 🎭

'Bump in the Night' by Will Anderson

dir. Ann Green, Starring Brian Ketner, Daniel DeRey

'Four Bros in a Deer Camp' by Will Anderson

dir. Tahra Gribbin, Starring Brian Ketner, Daniel DeRey, Trevor Stark, 

3 - 4

True City Center Pavillion

Chey Hall 🎸

4 - 5

True City Center Pavillion

Oddkin Album Release 🎸

5 - 7

Original Theatre 🎭

'Vegetable Parable' by Daniel DeRey

dir. Tahra Gribbin, starring Angela Dill and Manuel Abascal

'Interventions' by Greg Lam 

dir. Emily Lange, starring Julianna Berry, Kennedy

'The Fairy Queen's Campaign' by Jenna Jane

dir. JD May. Starring Katie Sayles and Julianna Berry

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True City Center Pavillion

7:30

Ironbark Brewing Co.

Monster Box Theatre - Wheel of Game Party

SUNDAY.      SEPT. 10th

TIME

8 AM

1:30

LOCATION

Downtown

Carnegie Library Community Room

EVENT

Photowalk

Under Construction Theatre Productions presents "The Writer" 🎭

2 - 7

2 - 3

3 - 4

4 - 5

5:30 - 7:30

6:30

7 - 11

Horace Blackman Park

Vendor Booths

True City Center Pavillion

Sir Richard 🎸

True City Center Pavillion

Victoria Irish 🎸

True City Center Pavillion

John Louis Good 🎸

True City Center Pavillion

The Orbiters 🎸

Art 634

Photowalk

Art 634

Dark Sunday - A Party for the Peculiar  🎟  📽  🎭

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A table read of an original play, written and read by local talent

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You're invited to a party for the darker side of theatre and film. Dress up for our costume contest or come as you are and join us upstairs at Art 634 as we revel in a night of original theatre, film, art, and more! Whether you're a horror enthusiast, a lover of the bizarre, or just looking to experience the thrill of the unknown, this event will leave you spellbound. Plays include: 'Demons Helping Demons' by Michigan playwright, Jacquelyn Priskorn and 'Just Desserts' by Michigan playwright, David MacGregor as well as a chilling set by the Monster Box Improv Troupe. This event comes with a strong parental discretion warning and will not be suitable for all audiences. Limited space is available

MONDAY      SEPT. 11th

TIME

4 - 7

4 - 5

5 - 6

6 - 6:30

LOCATION

Horace Blackman Park

True City Center Pavillion

True City Center Pavillion

True City Center Pavillion

EVENT

Vendor Booths

Contest Winner Announcements

369  🎸

Live Original Theatre

6:30 - 7

True City Center Pavillion

Monster Box Improv Pre-show Set

7:30

Ironbark Brewing Co.

Monster Box Improv and Festival Closing Party

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'Interventions' by Greg Lam 

dir. Emily Lange, starring Julianna Berry, Kennedy

'The Fairy Queen's Campaign' by Jenna Jane

dir. JD May. Starring Katie Sayles and Julianna Berry

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