AWC open mic night to provide showcase for artists

Writers, musicians, dancers, comics and other artists will perform one after another at Arizona Western College in Parker in a few weeks, on an ‘open mic night’ intended to showcase the local arts.

Each act will be given a slot of 3 – 5 minutes in which they can share their work, according to organizer David Kern.

“I’m a big arts guy,” Kern told Parker Live. “Fine arts is actually my specialty in the English field, so this Creative Writing class is something I’m super excited to get off the ground.”

Students from the Creative Writing class will host the event, which is co-sponsored by the Future Leaders of La Paz student organization.

Interested in performing?

Create a performance 3 – 5 minutes in length and email or stop by AWC’s Parker Learning Center at 1109 S Geronimo Avenue to sign up. Any performance suitable for a cafe-sized stage space (roughly 8×8) is acceptable. Slots are limited to 25 individuals or acts.

“The intent is to create a relaxing performance space for the community to come together and encourage artists to pursue their craft,” Kern said.

While Arizona Western College encourages freedom of expression in artistic matters, we ask that participants refrain from gratuitous references to violence or slurs based on race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. The faculty and staff of Arizona Western College will have the final say on when such content has no artistic merit.

Interested in being in the audience?

The event is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2nd at the AWC Parker Community Center and is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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