Tomorrow is a big day for the art community here in York and chances are you might not even know it, I know I almost missed it. The Governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell, and his wife will be in York tomorrow to hand out awards to six Pennsylvania natives for their achievements within the art community and philanthropy dedicated towards the arts and three are from York County; just to hype this up one is a Grammy winner and another has his work currently displayed at the Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art)! This is a big deal for York and a well deserved pat on the back goes to The Cultural Alliance of York County who is doing great work sustaining art and artists within the county.
Now, how this all applies to our kids (I was getting there). They are shutting down George Street tomorrow from the Square north to the new courthouse to have all sorts of live music, art projects, dress ups and an instrument "petting zoo" for the kids. Fun,fun,fun and FREE! All of this fun starts at 3pm and runs until 7pm at which point the focus turns to the actual award ceremony taking place at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center.
This looks to be a great afternoon of fun for the whole family and the support for local artist and artisans is always a HUGE plus! To learn more about tomorrows events visit the official blog for the event: http://2009pagaa.blogspot.com/ or check out this article from the York Dispatch: http://www.yorkdispatch.com/local/ci_14822591.
Oh and did I mention that ELMO is going to be there.................