News Releases

8/25/2014 - Art A La Carte Concerts Begin Friday, September 5

Contact: Sharon Benson, Arts Education Coordinator
Arts and Humanities




Salina Arts & Humanities announces its fall season of free, outdoor Art a la Carte concerts beginning Friday, September 5th.  The season opener will feature Fairway, Kansas artists Kelly Werts on guitar and vocals and Greg Allen playing fiddle.  Concerts take place at Robert Caldwell Plaza, on the commons between the City/County building and the Salina Public Library.  The half-hour performances begin at 12:20 p.m. each Friday. 

Art a la Carte concerts feature live local and regional talent, both amateur and professional, and are a great way for young artists to gain experience.  The fall schedule includes a variety of instruments including harp, guitar and fiddle.  Teaching artist Kuniko Yamamoto will share the art of Origami and Japanese Storytelling, while local folk singer Thad Beach will perform in partnership with the Salina Public Library’s “Salina Reads” program.  Concertgoers are invited to bring a brown bag or purchase lunch at one of many downtown restaurants.

The Fall Art a la Carte concert schedule is:
September 5  Kelly Werts & Greg Allen—Folk Music
September 12  Thad Beach—In Partnership with “Salina Reads”
September 19  Kuniko Yamamoto—Japanese Storytelling
September 26  Kansas Wesleyan University Chorale—Vocals
October 3   Dorian Michael—Fingerstyle Guitar
October 10  Prairie Wind Harp Ensemble—Instrumental
 In inclement weather, 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 Art a la Carte concert series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.