HOME - Art and Homelessness Festival Will Take Place Next Month

Coventry UK City of Culture, working with Arts & Homelessness International and partner organisations in the city, presents HOME: Art and Homelessness Festival, taking place in venues across the city from 8-16 October 2021.

The first event of its kind in Coventry, the festival marks a week-long celebration of arts and homelessness projects, coinciding with World Homeless Day on 10 October, co-produced by people who have lived experience of homelessness.

Highlights include the world premiere of Cardboard Citizen’s electrifying new musical, The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency at the Belgrade Theatre, a co-production with Coventry UK City of Culture; an outdoor photography exhibition, Agency, by acclaimed socially engaged photographer Anthony Luvera, working with local people to create Assisted Self-Portraits; and ART = HOME visual art exhibition, which presents artwork by local and International Artists, all with current or previous lived experience of homelessness.

Additional events include a Variety

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Sep. 17—Bellbrook has become a hub for art makers and art lovers.

Longtime Dayton artist, John Landsiedel, has turned his passion for community and creativity into the Bellbrook Arts Collective, a collaboration of artists offering classes, workshops and community events.

“Art is the heart and soul of a community and artists help make places flourish,” Landsiedel said.

An art gallery venture in downtown Bellbrook expanded earlier this year to 129 W. Franklin, the former site of the Zetland Street restaurant across from Dot’s Market.

The complex — dubbed Art Town — is home to art classes, studio and exhibition space and outdoor activities.

Various art classes taught on weekends rotate throughout the year. Currently classes in alcohol ink and illustration are ongoing and soon an acrylic pouring class will be added. Classes average $35 a session and include materials.

Art Town is home to artist and photography studios and many

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The Marshall Regional Arts Council is gearing up for its annual Juried Art Show competition and fundraiser, with art for the show officially on display at the Marshall Place Gallery.

The shows reception will be held July 22 at the gallery at 1300 E. Pinecrest Dr., from 4 to 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public to attend.

Contestants were able to submit art in four categories this year for the competition according to event planner Patty Lovelace with the MRAC, one more than the competition has held previously.

Categories include one medium, mixed media, photography and 3D. A first through third place award will be awarded in each category by judges. Also during the event community members will be able to vote for their choice for the people’s choice award.

A silent auction featuring work from artists participating in the show will also be going on

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