This year’s festival to celebrate local artists and music via livestreaming
Panoply Arts Festival – North Alabama’s largest annual celebration of art, music and more – returns as a virtual celebration on April 24 and 25, 2020. While the original 2020 event scheduled for Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville was cancelled in March due to health concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, highlights from this year’s planned programming will be featured via live streaming.
Arts Huntsville’s virtual Panoply Arts Festival experience will be available through its social media channels on April 24th and 25th. “While the three-day 2020 Panoply Arts Festival was cancelled last month, our local musicians, artists and arts organizations have continued to work each day to uplift North Alabama residents with virtual arts and entertainment experiences,” said Allison Dillon-Jauken, Arts Huntsville Executive Director. “We created #iPanoply to celebrate our local arts community and share a snapshot of the great entertainment they had planned for Panoply weekend.”
#iPanoply2020 live broadcast kicks off at 6:00 pm on Friday, April 24th. The two-day virtual event will feature 15 of the local musical acts originally scheduled for the 2020 Panoply Arts Festival. Hosts Judy Allison of Purple 19 and Patrice Johnson of Arts Huntsville will highlight the juried artists, musicians, local food experiences, arts organizations, community groups, sponsors and volunteers that have made Panoply a signature arts festival for 38 years.
April 24th line-up includes: Ben Luthy, Lana White, Tyler AK, Victoria Jones, Jalen Kelly, The Beasley Brothers, Remy Neal and Josh Allison.
April 25th line-up includes: Alex D. Banks, WANDA, Winslow Davis, Luke and Jay, Alan Little, Cheryl Llewellyn, and Jordan “Chill City” Moore.
Visit Arts Huntsville’s FB pageon April 24 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and April 25th from 12:00 P.M. 2:00 P.M. to view the #iPanoply 2020 live performances.
Arts Huntsville celebrates Panoply 2020 artist John “Jahni” Moore
Each year, Arts Huntsville commissions a local artist to create a piece of art that showcases the spirit of the Panoply Arts Festival and the community. Local artist, muralist, and art educator John “Jahni” Moore was selected as the 2020 festival artist, and Arts Huntsville will feature his Panoply artwork throughout #iPanoply. Moore’s festival artwork, titled “Reconstruction,” is a dynamic, street-art inspired work that captures the energy of Panoply and Huntsville’s art scene.
Panoply artists have their work available for sale at the festival each spring. This year, Moore is making his original artwork available for purchase thru the Arts Huntsville Gallery.