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By Karen Hendricks, Gettysburg Festival PR/Marketing Director
January 23, 2009
The Gettysburg Festival Office is easy to spot now, thanks to our new signage, which was hoisted into place earlier this week.  We are located in the 100-block of Carlisle Street, within view of Gettysburg’s charming traffic circle, Lincoln Square, located in the heart of Gettysburg.  Our patriotic-themed sign goes hand-in-hand with our American-flavor Festival, “Celebrating America’s Cultural Arts.”  Many thanks to our sign-maker Butch Eyler Signs of Biglerville!
Look for our new Festival sign, at 113 Carlisle Street.

Look for our new Festival sign, at 113 Carlisle Street.

phyllis-netherland2January 21, 2009

By:  Phyllis Netherland, Coordinator of The Gettyburg Fringe Festival,

Held in conjunction with The Gettysburg Festival

 

Save the dates:  June 18-28, 2009 for both The Gettysburg Festival and The Gettysburg Fringe Festival.

 

I love being involved in the Fringe Festival because the event is designed to bring the community together through arts and culture.

 

The Gettysburg Fringe Festival provides opportunities for anyone, living in or outside the greater Gettysburg area, to produce artistic, cultural or historical events. These events could showcase art, theater, music, dance, children’s programming and anything else you could dream up and accomplish!

  

With so many genres scheduled during the main Gettysburg Festival and the Fringe Festival, there are selections for everyone and the variety makes the ten days of the festival exciting for all.

 

I think that sometimes the word “culture” scares people, but culture truly enriches all of our lives.  I love the aura and benefits that surround a community brought alive by arts and culture.  Whether people realize it or not, we are all touched by culture in our daily lives.

 

Anyone interested in participating in the Fringe Festival should please contact me at fringe@gettysburgfestival.org.  Note: please have a venue for your event.  Also please note the Fringe application and other materials are posted on the website:  http://www.gettysburgfestival.org/program/fringe.asp

 

During the first Fringe Festival last June, the spectrum of events ranged from art exhibits at galleries, to events by non-profits such as Historic Gettysburg Adams County, to music on the square, to an open house showcasing the historical preservation of documents, to Battlefield Harley-Davidson bringing in the Batmobile and a stunt cyclist.  This year we look to expand the boundaries of the Fringe Festival to include many more participants in the community. 

I am already hearing from potential participants with very exciting ideas for the 2009 Fringe.  Ideas floating around include a historical home tour, a living history event with “Mamie Eisenhower,” and many more fun and artistic events.

My primary goal and expectation for the Fringe Festival is to enliven the community through the arts.  Please come, participate, and join us for the joy of the arts!

 

 

The Gettysburg Fringe Festival Committee, a dynamic group of community volunteers, is gearing up for a fantastic 2009 Fringe Festival!

The Gettysburg Fringe Festival Committee, a dynamic group of community volunteers, is gearing up for a fantastic 2009 Fringe Festival!