Shenandoah Fringe Festival

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shenshenWhen: Sunday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10
Where: Stauton, Virginia
Cost: $10 and ShenFringe Festival Entry Button $5
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Artists from as far away as Spokane Washington will gather in Staunton Virginia to bring the second annual Shenandoah Fringe Festival to life. The Shenandoah fringe festival comprises of two full days of visual and performing arts, taking place mostly at The Kettle, a crowd sourced cooperative performing space located in the heart of downtown Stanton. Installations and performances will occur around downtown Staunton. The festival includes local visual and performance artists from over 10 different cities. Tickets go on sale March 9th at

Last year’s festival brought together over 300 guests to enjoy art and performances.
In the beautiful and historic town of Stauntan Virginia, Festival Director Carmel Clavin works to do just that. “We are not other, we are you,” explains Clavin in reference to the festival’s ultimate goals. “Shenandoah Fringe entices us to make, create, and encounter the work at the Festival not in spite of our many identities but in collaboration with them.” The festival brings a variety of contemporary art to the region and creates an accessible atmosphere for audience members to experience unique opportunities.

  • The visual arts installations showcase local area artists, including students from Stuart Hall Elementary and professional photography and art from the Virginia area.
  • Performances begin at noon on April 9th with a cabaret based on the 1940’s gay underground movement entitled The Pansy Craze, from Washington DC.
  • Local actor Chad Marriott presents a one man retelling of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado. Magician Cody Clark from Louisville KY
  • Local performing arts group Heretic Pride will also be featured at the festival.

Performances will not only happen in the venues, Shenandoah fringe also features a variety of street performances including Charlottesville belly dance troupe Fire in the Belly Dance Company.

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