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EXTRA! EXTRA! Suwanee Has Big Newsies About Public Art!

Post Date:06/03/2019 12:51 PM

Big, artsy things will be happening at the City of Suwanee’s newest event, Big Artsy, on June 15 at Town Center Park! The event will serve as an introduction of the 13 pieces that make up the sixth installment of the city’s popular SculpTour exhibition.

“Art, in the public realm for the whole of the community, is an integral piece of our city’s personality,” said council member Linnea Miller. “It’s not enough to simply create a “place.” That place has to come alive – through art, events, activities, and just making things fun. People need a reason to keep coming back and connecting.”

Since 2011, the award-winning SculpTour program has brought 79 sculptures to a walkable one-mile area of downtown Suwanee, not to mention the 11 pieces in the city’s permanent collection. With goals to enliven Town Center, attract visitors, and stimulate interest in Suwanee’s public art program, SculpTour adds to the sense of dynamism, energy, rhythm, and ritual in the city.

Big Artsy attendees can also expect exciting happenings on the Town Center Stage, including a full cast and orchestra performance of Disney’s Newsies by the Aurora Theatre.

Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White and inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this high-energy musical soars with non-stop thrills. In New York City at the turn of the last century, publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst look to take advantage of newsboys to increase profits. Enter charismatic Jack Kelly who unwittingly leads a ragged band of teenaged "newsies," across the city to strike for what’s right. This Tony Award-winning musical is toe-tapping fun for the entire family.

General admission is free and seating is first come, first served (but no chairs/blankets/tents prior to the event date of Saturday, June 15). For more information, please visit Suwanee.com.

6 pm                      Food Trucks open

7-8 pm                  Daniel Butman – Violinist

8-10 pm               Aurora Theatre – Disney’s Newsies

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