Harlem Arts Festival creates a platform where local artists shine

Richard Rodgers Amphitheater Harlem

Ribbon cutting ceremony at the renovated Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (Credit: Malcolm Pinckney; June 2011)

Earlier this month, DNAInfo.com, a digital media outlet that covers the Manhattan area, spoke to Neal Ludevig about the inaugural Harlem Arts Festival.

Scheduled to take place on June 29 and June 30 in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park, the festival, will feature performing artists on two separate stages and visual artists on a proposed gallery walk.

Ludevig, the executive director of the multi-disciplinary festival is committed to creating a platform that shines a spotlight on art that is relevant to Harlem.

“This is a completely grassroots endeavor that supports Harlem artists. We want to present art that’s relevant to the community and get community residents out,” Ludevig told DNAInfo.

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If you’re an artist interested in participating in the inaugural Harlem Arts Festival, click here for an application. (Application deadline: March 1, 2012)

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