Northborough Cultural Council to host CultureFest

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Dancer Nursin Ata performs at the 2019 CultureFest.
Dancer Nursin Ata performs at the 2019 CultureFest organized by the Northborough Cultural Council. (File photo)

NORTHBOROUGH – Northborough will gather for its fourth Annual CultureFest of Music & Arts next month at the Town Common.

Organized by the Northborough Cultural Council, CultureFest aims to bring the community together through the arts.

The theme of this year’s festival will be “Art and Wellness” in response to coronavirus pandemic challenges.

The event will feature stage performances, outdoor visual art exhibitions, and activities focused on all aspects of diversity, art and wellness.

“CultureFest will bring our community together in joyful celebration, healing, and appreciation for the ties that keep us connected and strong,” organizers noted in a press release.

The festival will include musicians, dancers, visual artists and food of a culturally diverse nature from Northborough and its surrounding communities.

CultureFest also includes an art event with community participation entitled “Flags of Hope.”

Participants will be provided with fabric paint, markers and stamps to decorate individual canvas flags in what organizers said will be “a personal message of hope for healing in their personal lives, in our community and the world.”

The flags will be strung on ropes and hung around the festival.

“These flags will carry our wishes of healing and wellbeing, will bring joy through their color and diversity, and will tell a story of our community’s compassionate togetherness, strength and resilience as we emerge together from this pandemic,” organizers wrote.

The festival will feature bluegrass music, Grateful Dead songs, Chinese and Greek dancing repertoires, Thai food, Italian food and more.

The festival is free, running on June 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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