CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The City of Charleston becomes a work of art beginning this Friday.

FestivALL Charleston returns for the 20th year and will showcase over 90 events across the city.

FestivALL Executive Director Mackenzie Spencer said there will be something for everyone.

“We really focus on music, theater, art and dance, but we’ve expanded that throughout the years to include the literary arts and culinary arts,” Spencer said during a recent appearance on “580 Live” with Dave Allen heard on 580-WCHS.

FestivALL favorites will make their return again this year, including the Sunrise Carriage Trail Walk, Mountain Stage performances, the Shakepearoke with the Rustic Mechanicals at Short Story Brewing, the two-day Capitol Street Art Fair and the Children’s Art Fair, as well as the Youth ArtBus. This year, the Art Fair will showcase over 80 artists.

Some new and old programming this year includes a FestivALL Princess Art Exhibit showcasing costumes and props at the Kanawha County Public Library, Dance FestivALL that will feature famed-Broadway choreographer and performer James Kinney, and Recycle the Runway with Dress for Success.

In addition, the Community Keys artist-piano project will also make its return this year after not being held since 2015.

Spencer said the event is affordable for anyone who attends.

“We want people to be able to come out, walk from your house, come over and do stuff and that’s why the majority of our programming is free because we want it to be accessible,” she said.

The event runs through June 23.

To view the full programming and event schedule, CLICK HERE.

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