Skip to main content
Beginning Thursday, March 12, 2020, through today, many planned activities and events have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are processing event cancellations as received, but this is a rapidly changing situation involving hundreds of small businesses. We ask everyone for their patience and understanding, and urge everyone to check in with businesses before visiting. Please continue to support your local community in any way that you can, whether that be takeout, gift certificates, online shopping, charitable donations, etc.

PLEASE NOTE:
The information you are viewing for this event is from Sunday, Jun 2, 2019.
Please check back for updates.

2019 Festival of Young Artists

festival of young artists logo
dancers pose Photo credit: Dave Clark Imaging
dancers on stage Photo credit: Dave Clark Imaging
dancer and a musician Photo credit: Dave Clark Imaging
Festival Of Young Artists Banner
When: Event has passed. Watch this page for updates.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION

A free event for the community, the Festival of Young Artists will celebrate the collaborative creativity of more than 400 of the Capital Region’s brightest young dancers, musicians, singers, poets, and visual artists.

Kicking off at 2:00 p.m., SPAC’s grounds will be transformed into a festive celebration inspired by the student-generated theme, The Beauty and Power of Nature, and will feature individual pop-up performances by Empire State Youth Orchestra, Northeast Ballet Company, National Museum of Dance School of the Arts, Capital District Youth Chorale, and other select student ensembles from the Capital Region, fine art displays, food stands, poetry slams, immersive workshops and activities.

Local Native American author and storyteller, Joseph Bruchac, will serve as the festival’s special guest and master of ceremony. SPAC will also welcome back the Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers from the Onondaga Nation as special guest performers and educators.

The festival will culminate with hundreds of young artists gathering together to present a one-hour concert on SPAC’s main stage.

SPAC’s 2019 Festival of Young Artists is part of the venue’s new commitment to fostering artistic collaboration and providing free access to enriching arts programs.

Photos: Credit to Dave Clark Imaging

Program Notes

This event is free, but registration is required for admission to this event! Advance registration is strongly recommended.

Tags: SPAC

Back to events list

Incorrect info on this event listing or page? -- please email

Event times and information subject to change and not guaranteed.