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Annual festival on Broadway Street this weekend features fun for attendees of all ages

PMG FILE PHOTO - Children excitedly run through the Broadway Street labrynth during last years Summer Celebration.

Estacada's big arts-themed block party is just around the corner.

The annual Summer Celebration is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27. During the event on Broadway Street, children can participate in craft activities, musicians will perform, attendees can admire and purchase art and members of The Artback will work on their annual mural project.

Giant puppets will adorn the street, where artists will also be painting a colorful labyrinth and carving totem poles. A walk down the street will connect attendees with children's activities and artists selling a variety of unique wares.

Live music on Friday will include The Casimir Effect and Bridge City Soul, while Saturday's musical lineup includes DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid, Unit Souzou, O Brother, Smut City Jellyroll Society, Dina Y Los Rumbreros and Harvey Brindall and The Tablerockers.

Additional performances on Saturday will include a clown show from Circus Cascadia, with the opportunity to learn some tricks of the circus trade during later workshops.

Additional activities for children will include bubble art, face painting, clay creations, bookmark making, jewelry designing, rock painting, pioneer crafts, rock painting, fish prints and even an instrument petting zoo.

Meanwhile, members of the Skip-a-Week Quilt club will host their annual show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, at Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. Along with more than 100 quilts on display, there will be fabric for purchase and refreshments.

While attendees enjoy everything from circus antics to totem poles and quilts to children's activities, members of The Artback will be restoring John Freese's 2001 design, "The Longhouse Mural," at 280 S. Broadway St. Artback has been painting murals around the town since 1994, and each year they alternate between creat-

ing a new design and restoring an old

one.

Summer Celebration festivities got their start 20 years ago to celebrate Artback's annual project. For additional information about the event, visit PMG FILE PHOTO - Children excitedly run through the Broadway Street labrynth during last years Summer Celebration..


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