Experience a festival of arts, culture and community. Join Dublin Arts Council for the inaugural BREAD! festival as we celebrate the rich cultures of those who visit, live, work and learn in Dublin. Enjoy authentic cuisine, music, dance and artmaking while breaking traditional breads. The festival is free of charge.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Noon – 9 p.m.
Historic Dublin District
Dublin Arts Council will present B.R.E.A.D! a festival of arts and community, on Oct. 21, 2017 from 12 to 9 p.m. in downtown historic Dublin, Ohio, south of Bridge St. (State Route 161) between Franklin and High St. (Dublin Rd). This second-year festival continues a focus on celebrating diversity and promoting education and tolerance in the extended Dublin community through authentic international music, dance and food. The acronym B.R.E.A.D! recognizes event activities and defines the intent of the festival: Bake, Reconnect, Educate, make Art and celebrate Diversity. The festival is free of charge and is being developed by a diverse group of community members to preserve cultural authenticity.
Music and dance, including Indian, Japanese, Chinese, German, African and Latin American performances, highlight the community’s ethnic and cultural diversity. Community booths, created and staffed by volunteers, not vendors, will highlight cultural traditions through folk art, clothing and ethnic artifact displays. A series of joined tables will be strategically placed as a community dining room to encourage the social and emotional power of a shared meal for festival guests and participants.
The festival also features:
- Creative Cornerwhere visitors will create portrait or symbolic ceramic tiles for the Dublin “Make a Difference Tunnel” focused on the theme of diversity in our community. The tiles will be installed as part of a permanent public artwork.
- Global Marketplacefeaturing social enterprises and fair trade arts and crafts from around the world, including Japan, Guatamala, India and West Africa. Five bread vendors will be featured in the marketplace, including one gluten-free baker; plus Dublin Food Pantry, which is experiencing an increased need for ethnic food staples such as lentils and fava beans.
- Featured artistJerry Beck, founder of The Revolving Museum in Fitchburg, Mass., will be onsite to foster the collaborative creation of a unique community mural made of burnt toast and breadcrumb art drawings.
- Community Cornerchalk artist Hillary Frambes of Plain City, Ohio will create a stunning large-scale chalk mandala. Visitors of all ages are invited to participate to create an expressive, meaningful and unifying community artwork.
- Community boothsinclude Korean music, craft and costumes, German Kaffee und Kuchen, Japanese tea ceremonies, Indian cooking demonstrations and henna art, the Ukranian ancient art of “writing” an Easter egg, origami from Ohio Paper Folders and a traditional Irish sitting room.
- Food trucksrepresenting international cuisines will line High St., featuring German street fare, Mediterranean flavors, Argentine comfort food and more.
Additional information and updates, maps and parking information can be found at www.dublinarts.org/BREAD
Request for Volunteers
Event volunteers are needed in varying shifts from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. to greet guests, assist with artmaking in the Creative Corner, sell beverages, serve in the information, community or marketplace booths, and assist with logistics and recycling. An interactive volunteer registration portal can be found at https://dublinarts.org/exhibitsevents/bread-festival/breadvolunteer/.
Volunteers receive an event t-shirt and will have insider access to this exciting cultural event