The Riverside Downtown Partnership (RDP) and the Riverside Arts Council (RAC) are once again partnering on the fourth annual Riverside Art and Music Festival. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 14th from 4 pm to 10 pm.
The event celebrates arts and music in Riverside and features local artists and arts group offering demonstrations, workshops, and sales. There will also be performances by cultural groups at the intersection of Ninth Street and Orange Street from 4 pm to 7 pm. After that, Inland Empire favorite bands will play on the stage until 10 pm. This year, Beyond Rhythm, The Sleeping Sea King, and Eva and the Vagabond Tales are featured.
Art and cultural exhibits will be on Orange Street from University Avenue to Ninth Street, and Ninth Street from Orange Street to and along Mariposa Alley. Also exhibiting will be local arts organizations such as the Riverside Community Arts Association and local arts and cultural institutions such as the Riverside Library. There will also be a Chalk Art component featuring local artists who will demonstrate chalk art to young aspiring artists. The festival will be located in the downtown core, with University Avenue hospitality establishments a short block away.