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Wabeno Art and Music Festival organizers prepare for the event's third yearSubmitted: 07/10/2017
Story By Dakota Sherek

Wabeno Art and Music Festival organizers prepare for the event's third year
WABENO - Summertime brings many festivals and art shows to the area. One event in particular keeps growing every year.

Organizers say the Wabeno Art and Music Festival welcomed about 600 people last year, and they plan to have more coming for its third year.


"There's so much support from the community to get it all to happen, pull it all together. That's what makes it fun and makes it all worthwhile," said festival organizer Tim Friesen.

The festival will include live music, art competitions, and various workshops. Randal Harrison, who is a member of the festival's headlining band, the Piper Road Spring Band, will lead a fiddling workshop.

"We have workshops from magicians to the fiddle workshop we're doing, to art for kids, art for adults, the art show, lots of music all day long, and it's just a great community gathering," said Harrison.

Harrison says he is prepared to teach any level of fiddler as long as they bring their instrument with them.

"I've taught every level from very beginning to very advanced students," he said. "We'll see who shows up. We'll play it by ear. I have material for all levels and some things that'll work and be fun for everybody to do at the same time too."

The event brings in local artists and musicians as well as artists from other areas of the state. Friesen says the event gives artists and musicians the chance to meet one another.

"To get to know each other and network and play music and have art together and have a great time," said Friesen.

The WAM Fest will be held on August 5. Harrison's hour-long fiddling workshop will start at noon.


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