We were lucky to make it to the debut of the dynamic East Richmond Heights Art & Music Festival last year. Over the weekend, we were even more pleased to learn the second annual festival is happening later this month.
The festival will return to the end of Bernhard Ave., at the foot of the Gyuto Foundation, on July 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. An opening blessing from venerable Tibetan monk, Donyo, will occur at 11 a.m.
At the event, artists and musicians from the neighborhood sing, dance, play and contribute their talent in a blissful street gathering, organizers said.
While the live music lineup is still being assembled, Kompaing and her Balinese musicians and dancers will grace the event, while exhibiting artists and musicians from the community enliven the senses.
Visitors are asked to park on adjacent streets and walk to the festival, as parking is limited and the road is closed at the Gyuto Foundation.
A gofundme.com fundraiser has been set up to support the festival.
Here’s some scenes from last year’s debut: