October 11, 2014

Mayor's Celebration for Arts & Innovation in Riverside

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The Riverside Arts Council is partnering with SmartRiverside to make the 36th Mayor’s Celebration for Arts & Innovation bigger and better than it has ever been. The event takes place on Saturday, October 11, 2014. 

The recently renovated Riverside Municipal Auditorium will host the most interactive collection of sights and sounds ever included in one event. The Mayor’s Celebration will showcase everything that helps to define the arts, culture and innovation in Riverside. Music, performance, exhibition and The Art of Food, a Taste of Riverside-style representation of 20 of the City’s best restaurants, combine with a distinctly playful flavor to make this an evening to remember.

You’ll see performances by Ballet Folklorico de Riverside, Ashlen Bullock, Inlandia Institute, Performance Riverside, Raincross Chorale, Riverside Community Players, Riverside County Philharmonic, Riverside Repertory Theatre, Room to Dance, World to Dance and Kaelah Wilson. Costumed members of the Riverside Dickens Festival will be seen throughout the venue, as will the juggling and comedic skills of Circosthesia. You’ll also see exhibits by ARTSblock, Nick Bahula, Collaboration X, Division 9, March Field Air Museum, Riverside African American Historical Society, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside Community Arts Association and Riverside Fashion Week. Plus there will be technology exhibitions by Xerox, City of Riverside GIS, AT&T, So Cal Gas, ESRI, TriTech and California Baptist University. Place bids on such rare auction items (both silent and live) as a guitar signed by U2, 3 nights in New York City including airfare for two, a poster of the not-yet-released “Hunger Games Mockingjay Part One” signed by the cast, dozens of pieces by local artists, and much more.

The Celebration supports the Riverside Arts Council’s arts education and capacity building programs, as well as the Community Arts Partnership grant, which provides funds for projects that serve more than 80,000 individuals. The more dollars raised through this event, the greater our ability to support the arts in this community.

Tickets for the Mayor’s Celebration for Arts & Innovation are $75.00 per person, with the event taking place from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11. The Municipal Auditorium is located at 3485 Mission Inn Avenue in Downtown Riverside. Tickets can either be purchased online at http://www.MayorsCelebrationRiverside.com or by calling the Riverside Arts Council office at (951) 680-1345.

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