Renowned, classically-trained musical group Time for Three will deliver the finale concert for the 2015 Charley Creek ArtsFest, which runs June 26–28 in Wabash. Time for Three will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 28.
“We are thrilled to be hosting Time for Three this year,” said Michele Hughes, ArtsFest manager. “They are brilliant musicians who weave their classical training with other genres like pop and blues. Their style and technique is truly fun to watch and hear.”
The Charley Creek ArtsFest events take place at multiple venues throughout Wabash’s historic downtown. Now in its eighth year of bringing first-class artists and performers to the area for a weekend of hands-on art workshops, live music, theatrical performances, independent film screenings and a downtown gallery walk, the Charley Creek ArtsFest is an opportunity for people of all ages to experience the arts in an intimate manner.
“Additionally, this year, we are excited to introduce Ranaan Meyer as the ArtsFest artistic director,” Hughes said. “Through is musical work and friendships in and around Wabash, Ranaan is uniquely positioned to lead the artistic vision for this wonderful festival.”
Meyer is recognized throughout the music world for his many projects; most notably his double bass work with the trio Time for Three. His role as artistic director is intended to assist in programming choices and lending his expertise in musical offerings. For more information on Meyer or to hear music from Time for Three, visit www.tf3.com.
While many Charley Creek ArtsFest events are free, workshops and performances are ticketed. To purchase tickets, visit the website at www.charleycreekartsfest.org or contact the Honeywell Center Box Office at (260) 563-1102.
2015 events include:
- A recital by the students of the Wabass Institute – watch students perform after an intensive summer music camp exclusively for double bass players that covers the entire spectrum of bass playing from classical to jazz and orchestral excerpts. Tickets $15
- Independent film screening at Eagles Theatre: “Dukale’s Dream” – Actor Hugh Jackman shares his experience and the story of a coffee farmer in Ethiopia who finds a new kind of economic empowerment. Tickets $5
- A Variety Show performed by members of the Wabash Area Community Theater – Free
- Jewelry-making workshop at Gallery 64 – Tickets $35
- Culinary workshop at Gallery 64 – Tickets $35
- Wine Tasting at the Charley Creek Inn – Tickets $10
- A performance by Dance Kaleidoscope – A professional, contemporary dance troupe that will perform to the music of Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald. Tickets $10
- A performance by Time for Three – ArtsFest’s closing concert where three musicians provide a lively mix of energy between folk, rock, hip-hop and classical music. Tickets $25
Additionally, the Gallery Walk on Friday, June 26 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm will fill Wabash’s downtown with live music, food and beverages, and highlight the area’s esteemed art galleries. This is a great occasion where the local arts community collaborates with downtown businesses to celebrate the arts.
For a complete listing of activities and detailed events, please visit www.charleycreekartsfest.org.