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The festival kicks off from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 26, with “Stroll the Streets.” The event will showcase musical performances, beverage tastings, a raffle, family and children’s activities, culminating with an outdoor concert featuring the Bay Area Big Band.
On Saturday, June 27, activities move to nearby Veterans Park. The Gypsy Artists Caravan will have its “maiden voyage” this year — bringing a mobile studio and entertainment stage featuring student visual artists working, displaying, performing and selling their work.
A new addition to this year’s event is the En Plein Air Paint-Out. This competition runs from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and is designed to connect art and people to their surroundings. Local and regional artists, as well as students, will be inspired by the beauty of historic Boyne City and pristine Lake Charlevoix. These paintings will be for sale at a reception and exhibition at 4 p.m. at Northern Table in the SOBO Arts District of Boyne City.
The Festival will also feature the local culinary arts with food trucks.
For more information on the SOBO Arts Festival, visit www.soboartsfestival.com, or call the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce at (231) 582-6222 or Boyne City Main Street at (231) 582-9009.