PHOTOS: Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 05/19/16
Just before Joe Bonamassa took the stage at the F.M. Kirby Center on Thursday, May 19, NEPA Scene photographer Robb Malloy stopped by the 61st annual Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre to check out its opening day.
As its website explains, the free four-day event has a long, rich history in the area:
Founded in 1956 by Annette Evans and Alfred Groh as an annual celebration of the arts in the Wyoming Valley area, the first fiesta lasted three days and presented music, dance, drama, sketches, and displays.
Today, the Fine Arts Fiesta spans four days and includes juried arts shows for students and adults, live performances by area school groups and professional acts, strolling performers, an artist market, and a selection of ethnic foods to please everyone’s palate.
Photos by Robb Malloy/Moon’s Eye Media
by Rich Howells
Rich is an award-winning journalist, longtime blogger, practicing poet, adequate photographer, and podcast co-host. He is the founder and editor of NEPA Scene.