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4/13/2015 - Spring Art A La Carte Begins May 1, 2015

Kaye Quinn
Arts and Humanities


Salina Arts & Humanities announces the spring season of Art a la Carte concerts beginning Friday, May 1.  Featured artists at the series’ first concert are the Kansas Wesleyan University Chorale with Professor/Conductor Ken Hakoda.
The half-hour performances begin at 12:20 p.m. each Friday and are held at Campbell Plaza in the 100 block of South Santa Fe in downtown Salina.  The one exception for the season is the final concert on Friday, May 29th, which takes place at 11:30 a.m. on the Eric Stein Stage at Oakdale Park, as a pre-River Festival event.
 Art a la Carte concerts feature live local and regional talent, both amateur and professional, and are a wonderful way for young artists to gain performance experience.  The spring schedule includes a variety of instrumental and vocal music. Concert-goers are invited to bring a brown bag or purchase lunch at a downtown restaurant. Chapman’s Food Truck will be on-site in the parking lot to the east of Campbell Plaza, selling hot entrees, beverages and desserts.

The full schedule of spring Art a la Carte concerts is:

May 1   Kansas Wesleyan University Chorale
May 8  Jill Cohn; folk/Americana
May 15 Everyday Lights; folk/jazz
May 22 Thad Beach; musician/storyteller

May 29 The Rob Northcutt Band; country
11:30 a.m. - Eric Stein Stage at Oakdale Park
Festival Friday in the Park & Festival Medallion Quest launch; $100 gift certificate drawing every half-hour
 In inclement weather, Art a la Carte performances are held at the Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts, 151 S. Santa Fe. 

For needed accommodations, please call Kathy Burlew at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities.  For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966. The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections and the Art a la Carte concert series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.