The City of Lancaster, the BLVD Association, and the Lancaster Museum and Public Art Foundation will be hosting the BLVD Cultural District’s Family Day on Thursday, May 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. In conjunction with the weekly BLVD Farmers’ Market, families are invited to participate in this free, one-day cultural and educational event between Fern and Ehrlich Avenues.
Last year, the California Arts Council selected The BLVD to join 13 other significant sites as California’s premier state-designated cultural districts. This program is designed to highlight the thriving cultural diversity in California, which The BLVD actively pursues through its celebration of history, creativity, and artistic endeavors in the Antelope Valley region.
Supported by numerous local organizations and community partners, the BLVD Cultural District Family Day will feature family-friendly entertainment and cultural activities. The afternoon will include a vibrant array of performances presented by: Wildhorse Singers and Dancers, featuring American Indian dancing and drumming; City of Lancaster Ballet Folklórico; roaming stilt walkers and jugglers presented by Lemon Tree Circus; Cedar Street Theatre; and Hula from the Heart, as well as fascinating tours of the Museum of Art and History’s current exhibition, The Forest for the Trees. Attendees of all ages will be given the opportunity to learn about the rich cultural diversity in California through fun and engaging activities, including a Young Artist Workshop hosted at the Museum of Art and History, inspired by its current exhibit, and a theatre mask art workshop held on the Lancaster Performing Arts Center patio.
The event is sponsored by the City of Lancaster, The BLVD Association, the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, and the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, in partnership with the: Antelope Valley Genealogical Society, California Arts Council, California Community Foundation, Cedar Street Theatre, City of Lancaster Ballet Folklórico, Destination Lancaster, Hula from the Heart, Lancaster Museum & Public Art Foundation, and Lancaster Performing Arts Center Foundation, as well as BLVD businesses.
For more information regarding The BLVD Cultural District, visit www.caculturaldistricts.org/blvd-district.