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We challenge you to create something that will inspire, engage, question, puzzle, amuse, seduce and otherwise influence the citizens of Midleton. Interactive art is our particular obsession. Interactive work convenes society around itself. It generates roles. It provokes actions. It transforms participants into active contributors to a creative process.
Your event can be tiny, for example setting up and easel on the street and painting
Or huge, making a large land art installation along the whole Main Street. Get creative, have fun, and let’s make 2019 a magical and memorable mid May Festival!
The Vibrant Artists Community of Midleton and Surrounds come together in mid-May to present their work, experiment, stretch imaginations and raise the spirits of the local community.
Feel the town buzz the minute you step foot on the street. Expect the unexpected and bring your friends and family along to take part in the many activities!
Take an art trail through Midleton, an architecture tour, listen to music in the market, and poetry in the bookstore, learn songwriting, watch great theatre, listen to music in St. John’s church, visit the festival club to brush shoulders with local creators, discover hidden gems and unknown corners of the town, make a mask, dance and sip cocktails at the Jameson & Jazz Masked Ball.
Fun for children, the festival enriches their lives and gives them playful ways to make art, be inspired, and make new friends. Don’t miss the incredible Junkyard Playground, the Busking Competition, and children’s and teens Film in the Courthouse, a showcase of the best of their films and animations.
For artists, the festival gives a platform to display art in the Shop Front Gallery along the whole Main Street and in other surprising places around the town! Peek down alley ways and don’t forget to look VERY closely at the stone walls, especially down Distillery Lane!
And if you want your spirits lifted, join the huge Kindred Spirits Drum Circle in Bailick Park.