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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Fine Arts Fiesta

Annette Evans Alfred S. Groh

 
 
The Fine Arts Fiesta Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2018
1. The Fine Arts Fiesta Marker
Inscription.

The oldest full scale arts festival in Pennsylvania was founded in 1956 by Annette Evans and Alfred S. Groh to provide an annual celebration of the arts in the Wyoming Valley area. In the original plan the founders desired to guarantee that Fiesta would always be a "free gift of the arts" to the community.

The principal mission of the Fine Arts Fiesta is to present exhibitions, demonstration, and performances of fine and applied arts. At all times the Fine Arts Fiesta seeks to encourage quality and excellence in the arts as well as community participation in and enjoyment of the fine and performing arts.

April 20, 2002
 
Erected 2002 by The Fine Arts Fiesta.
 
Location. 41° 14.769′ N, 75° 52.923′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Touch for map. Marker is near the NW corner of the Public Square, in downtown. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkes Barre PA 18701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Birthplace of HBO (here, next to this marker); America's First Jazz Festival (here, next to this marker); Birthplace of the AIME (here, next to this marker); Public Square Park

Markers near the NW Corner of Public Square image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Markers near the NW Corner of Public Square
(here, next to this marker); Fort Wilkes Barre 1778 (here, next to this marker); Old Ship Zion Church Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilkes-Barre Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher Columbus (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .  Fine Arts Fiesta Wilkes-Barre. (Submitted on May 4, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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