BOYNE CITY -- The arts will be celebrated in Boyne City at the fourth annual SOBO Arts Festival on Friday and Saturday, June 28-29. Artists from New Orleans, Florida, Arizona and all over Michigan will be featured at the two-day festival.
SOBO kicks off with Stroll the Streets 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 28. A variety of musicians will be playing on the streeets, along with jugglers and magicians. Businesses will host open houses and a beer tasting will be featured at the Thirsty Goat. The evening will also include a "sneak peek" at artists exhibiting on Saturday, all culminating with an outdoor concert in the SOBO Arts District from 7-9 p.m. with the Bay Area Big Band.
"Be prepared, you might spot a sand pirate or two as children 'Dig into Reading,' a program we are presenting this summer at the Boyne District Library," said children's librarian Monica Kroondyk.
There is no admission to any of the festival activities.
"The festival's mission is to celebrate the visual, performing, written and audible arts," said event chairperson Kathy MacDonald.
The SOBO Arts Festival was created three years ago to celebrate artists and musicians of the region and to bring a quality event to the Boyne City community. The event is organized by the Boyne City Main Street Program with support from the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce and local sponsors including Charlevoix County Community Foundation, Pat O'Brien & Associates Real Estate, Boyne River Inn, Northwestern Bank, Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau, Cafe Sante, Red Mesa, Eyes on Main and State Farm Insurance.
For more information, visit www.soboartsfestival.com or call MacDonald at (269) 832-0496 or the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce at (231) 582-6222.