Franklin County, NC: Celebrate Diversity at “Cultural Arts Festival” on Nov. 16

Diversity Team logo. Source: Franklin County Arts Council
Diversity Team logo. Source: Franklin County Arts Council

This Saturday, November 16, 2019, 1-4pm is the annual Cultural Arts Festival in Louisburg, North Carolina. Bring family and friends for an enjoyable afternoon of multi-cultural music, song, dancing, poetry, art displays, and vendors.

Performances at this year’s festival include:

  • Liturgical dance, which incorporates worship with movement, will be performed by Cindy Miller-Walker
  • Negro Spirituals will be sung, and their history discussed, by Rev. Anthony Harris
  • Hispanic guitar music and song by Alicia Ellers
  • Gospel singing by Nathaniel Cooke
  • Live poetry readings as time allows

Plus, festival-goers may watch a live demonstration of “Fiddle Making” by Michael Anderson.

Art displays this year include a Native American (Mustee) art, photography, and Japanese artifacts. Local artists Lynn Reynolds and Linda Wade will be at the festival to answer display questions.

Shop the vendor area to find unique and artistic items for your home or to give as holiday gifts. Vendors include:

  • African Attire by Merdis Harding
  • Jewelry by Stanley Randolph
  • Wire and Paper Art by Kimberly Lake

Additionally, Michelle Wilkins Willis will have information on Census recruitment.

FCAC items including notes, journals, and more may be available for purchase from an arts council table.

Free refreshments will be provided by the Franklin County Arts Council.

Festival admittance is free. Bring friends and family. The Cultural Arts Festival will be held in Building 4 at Vance-Granville Community College, 8100 NC-56 Hwy, Louisburg, North Carolina.

Organized annually by the Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) Diversity Team, The purpose of the Cultural Arts Festival is to showcase the talents and cultural aspects of the diverse populations in the Franklin County area. To find out more about FCAC programs including the Diversity Team, visit (Note that the website is undergoing a redesign this month and link may change in the short term.)

FCAC members may join the Diversity Team Facebook group here.

Follow Franklin County Arts Council activities on Facebook and Twitter.


Source: Jackie Dove-Miller, FCAC Diversity Team

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