From now until the end of June we will post at least once a day with details on what you can experience at home during this pandemic year for Charleston’s annual festival of all arts. For 2020, FestivALL is when The Internet Becomes A Work Of Art. Every day we will bring you up to date on this year’s VirtuALL FestivALL, plus we will flash back to some of our video coverage from previous years, and I will dig into the archives for one post in the Monday Morning Art Exhibit, collecting some of my favorite pieces from the nearly fifteen years that I’ve been posting my original work here in PopCult.

The big event Wednesday is a talk with Conor Knighton, a Charleston area native, author and reporter with CBS Sunday Morning. Kanawha County Public Library will present a Zoom chat with Knighton at 6 PM. Details are HERE.

Other FestivALL events for today include an Organ recital from First Presby at Noon. You have another chance to take in The Alban Arts Center’s Eugene O’Neill Project, which I told you about Friday.  You can also participate in the CAMC “Run For Your Life” virtual run/walk. The Show Your Pride window display contest is already underway, and you can vote HERE. Ice cream and the arts is also underway, and details for this coloring contest for kids can be found HERE.  The Virtual Art Fair will open on June 14th on the FestivALL website – check it regularly for the gallery and links to shop your favorite WV artisans this summer.

You can also vote on The Artbus, check out the Art-for-ALL Kids’ Juried Art Exhibition look into the “Faces of First Responders” Tribute Mural and teens can participate in Life: Unedited. FestivALL is off to a strong VirtuALL start!

The FestivALL Flashback

2011 was the year where I had the insane idea of cover the holy hell out of FestivALL, and trying to present it in an almost daily form as episodes of Radio Free Charleston. Below you will find the first two installments, featuring The Art Parade, music by Todd Burge, Andy Park, The Boatmen, Bare Bones and WATT 4, plus snippets of Thoroughly Modern Millie and St. Stephens Dream: A Space Opera. You heard some of the music from these shows on this week’s RFC (which will run on The AIR again Thursday at 3 PM). Now you can see the whole show, spread out over the next few days.

The Monday Morning Art Exhibit

Today we go to July, 2016, for a self-explanatory digital piece called “Psychedelic Dancing Girl.”

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