?Clip ?n? Save? Guide to the 2012 Pennsylvania Governor?s Awards for the Arts

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 at 6:30 AM
?Clip ?n? Save? Guide to the 2012  Pennsylvania Governor?s Awards for the Arts by Abby Badach
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The GAA is big – so big, in fact, that it can’t be confined to just one day! Clip and save this handy guide to the GAA goings-on as you join Pennsylvanians from across the state in navigating an entire week of pre-celebrations as well as an afterparty that is not to be missed. For a full listing of local artsy happenings during GAA week, visit WeLoveErieArt.com.

Sunday, Sept. 16
“Art in Everyday Life” kick-off celebrations

2 to 6 p.m., various locations including Goodell Gardens, Poetry Park, Frontier Park, Presque Isle, and Bethany Center.
The lowdown: Stop by any of these venues for art demonstrations ranging from makeup, hair, and henna to drum circles, poetry, and live music. Art is even bigger than the biggest gallery, folks – art happens everywhere. Join up with this diverse flock of everyday artists for a celebration of the art and the beauty in your own life. Visit WeLoveErieArt.com for more details about each location. The Cost: FREE

Thursday, Sept. 20
“Art on the Move” Street Party

4:30 to 7 p.m., Downtown Erie
The lowdown: Downtown comes alive as the excitement builds for the awards night. Take a walk down State Street and you just might hear a strolling accordion player, shake hands with a Niagara League re-enactor, and see performances by the Young People’s Chorus, Erie Playhouse Youtheatre, Lake Erie Ballet, Dafmark Dance, the Erie Phil trio, Gannon University theater students, and more. For a full schedule of performers and exhibitions, visit WeLoveErieArt.com.  The Cost: FREE

Governor’s Awards for the Arts Award Ceremony
7 p.m., Warner Theatre
The lowdown: The awards ceremony is the nucleus of the GAA, and the buzz centralizes this night at the Warner Theatre. Gov. Tom Corbett, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and others will honor distinguished Pennsylvania artists, patrons, and organizations from all over the state who contribute to their communities in big ways.  The Cost: FREE. Reserve your free tickets at WeLoveErieArt.com.

ART Aftermath
8 to 10:30 p.m., Erie Art Museum
The lowdown: The party doesn’t stop, friends – join strolling hula-hoop girls, a juggler, and the McDowell Drum Line in procession from the awards to the swanky afterparty immediately after the ceremony’s end. Once you’re there, enjoy fabulous cocktails, food, and live music for only $10 per ticket. Big-city glamour at a reasonable price? We’ll drink to that. Cost: $10. Purchase tickets online at EriePhil.org/concerts/governors-awards-after-party.

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