Come celebrate Montgomery’s vibrant art, music scene Saturday in downtown Montgomery

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MAPmgm will host their third annual Arts in Motion Festival on Saturday, March 18th in downtown Montgomery to celebrate Montgomery’s vibrant art and music scene.  

The event is a block-party style occasion held at the Kress on Dexter from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

 It is free to the public and will feature art-in-the-making, as well as highlight local arts, community organizations, panel discussions, entertainers, and food vendors. 

“Arts in Motion is a celebration of people who infuse creative life and vibrant energy into our community,” said Geneva Wofford, an event organizer. “Expect meaningful, diverse conversations; exploring a wide variety of arts and goods; experience feel good entertainment; all while catching up with friends – old and new! We can’t wait to share space with you downtown in the Capital of Dreams.” 

Activities will include live music, performances and panel discussions. 

This year’s theme is #CounterCulture and is inspired by legendary artist JonOne, who is one of MAPmgm’s artist fellows. 

JonOne is a Harlem native who spent time in Paris, which helped him realize the freedom of expression an artist has as well as a person. 

During AIM 2023, participants will have the opportunity to explore dynamic movements that shaped Harlem, Paris and Montgomery through art and storytelling. 

The schedule for AIM 2023 will include:

  • 10 a.m. – DJ Meek 
  • 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. – The Art of Wellness featuring Jodi Womack, Alana Taylor and Crystal Nelson; 
  • 11:30 a.m.: – Lara Oshon
  • Noon – 1 p.m. – Business and Funding Insights for Creatives, Non-profits, and Entrepreneurs featuring Anneshia Hardy, Haley Kinter, Alisa Beck, Elizabeth Woodson and Tatyana Webb;
  • Noon – Alegna: Angela Cobb Ellison and Band
  • 2 – 3:30 p.m. – Home: A Restorative Writing Workshop with W.J. Loften;
  • 2 p.m. – Kurt McKinney & Friends;
  • 2 – 3 p.m. – Social Innovation: A Primer for Smart Cities; 
  • 3 p.m. – DFOD (Different Flavors of Dance)
  • 3:15 p.m. – Sir Lit (Line Dancing)
  • 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. – Women of the Movement featuring Doris Crenshaw, Dr. Valda Harris Montgomery, Mary Boone, Sheyann Webb-Christberg and Moderator Dr. Kimberly Brown Pellum;
  • 3:45 p.m. – John Boy Speaks;
  • All day long: Quilting and Storytelling, AIDS Memorial Quilt;

Event organizers are still looking for vendors for the event. The vendor fee is $25. Those interested in signing up to be a vendor should email by Friday evening. 




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