Midland event kicks off today

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today the Arts Council of Midland begins the annual Celebration of the Arts in downtown Midland.

The event, “A Total Eclipse of the Arts,” opens with a premier party at 223 W. Wall St., featuring art galleries, a children’s arts tent and activities for everyone. The party is open to sponsors and ticketed guests.

On Saturday and Sunday, the event is free and open to the public. The festival will include 32 featured artists, food trucks, live music, and an 80s music dance party.

During the last 35 years this event has continually evolved, this year is no different. The council has moved the art gallery portion of the event into an empty, industrial downtown office space so that the location itself represents the blank canvas that all art begins with.

The Arts Council of Midland’s goal is to enrich lives through arts with community-wide advocacy, education, outreach and promotion.

The Midland Arts Assembly was formed and incorporated in December of 1981 in response to goals expressed through the “Objectives for Midland: the Eighties” program. As Midland’s council for the arts, the Assembly was to serve as a promotional and public relations vehicle to promote the arts and stimulate community participation and support.

For more information, visit acmidland.org