Explore the world in one evening at the World Arts Celebration, just minutes away from Waypoint Apartments in Newport News. On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the 3rd Annual World Arts Celebration fills City Center Fountain Plaza from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This vibrant international event was founded to acknowledge the different cultures represented in the citizenry of Newport News. Admission to the event is free.
This year’s celebration features food, live music, dancing, art and other exhibitors from over 20 countries and cultures. The main stage will feature performers honoring the 100th birthday of the international jazz great and Newport News native, Ella Fitzgerald, including a tribute by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Jazz Ensemble. Performances by musicians and dancers representing the cultural traditions of France, Panama, and Ireland can be found throughout the evening on sub-stages.
A popular highlight of the celebration is the fare from the many food vendors on site. Past year vendors have sold food inspired by the cuisines found in Jamaica, Italy, Latin America, Greece, Brazil, and France.
There are also several hands-on activities for both children and adults at the event. Attendees can experience painting henna body art from India, Australian and French face painting, Brazilian Carnival mask art and Faberge egg craft from Russia. Folkcraft, jewelry, and other wares will be sold by various vendors at the celebration.
For more information about living close to City Center at Oyster Point and the exciting events held there, contact us to take and tour and discuss leasing options.Back to all posts