Listen Up Bay Area: Laurel Street Fair
By Traci Thomas on August 4, 2019
Armand learns more about the Laurel district Street Fair in Oakland from Co-Director, Candi Martinez Carthen and Executive and Artistic Director with Prescott Circus Theatre, David Hunt. The Laurel Street Fair World Music Festival is an admission free, all ages community fundraiser and celebration of art, cuisine, dance and music from around the globe. It is produced by a small and dedicated team of Oakland natives and Oakland residents who love the Laurel and care about creating positive events that bring the community together over and over. Funds raised from the festival go directly back into the Laurel District community; helping to provide public art projects, graffiti and trash removal, street-scape improvements, facade improvements and to help promote the many wonderful small businesses that make the Laurel District so special.
Prescott Circus Theatre works to promote the skills and self-confidence children need to thrive on stage and in life. Each year, they engage over 200 Oakland public school students through free after-school, weekend, and summer programs in partnership with Oakland schools, teaching circus artists, and other Bay Area organizations. Their programs include circus art training combined with healing centered and youth development practices.
Click below to learn more about Prescott and the Laurel Street Fair:
Laurel Street Fair: http://www.laurelstreetfair.com/