The Pivot Arts Festival is a ten-day celebration of innovative performance that contributes to the vibrancy of the Edgewater and Uptown neighborhoods. 2016 marks our fourth year of the festival and we are pleased to present a range of established innovators such as the Neo-Futurists and the Hypocrites alongside up-and-coming groups like South Side Sailor Scouts. Get on the festival webpage and start exploring our exciting line-up of theater, dance, music, a puppet parade, a hip hop live art experience and a performance art dance party. Plus our tradition of Ice Cream and Improv lives on with Storytown Improv at Lickity Split Custard & Sweets.

The festival also presents an opportunity for us to come together and celebrate our common humanity through the arts. The Festival Launch on June 2 includes a wine tasting, dinner and performance so you can mingle, network and see a show. The free “Celebrate Community!” Parade on June 4 is intended to bring people together who may live side by side but never meet. There will be large-scale puppets, performances, CircEsteem, and an opportunity for kids to make puppets at the event.

Let’s join together and take pride in the talent in our city and in our diverse community. The festival provides you with the opportunity to see a multitude of unique performances over a short period of time. Be sure to take advantage of our FESTIVAL PASS, which includes a discount on three shows.

A festival is also an opportunity to meet people and have fun! I look forward to seeing you there. Don’t miss out, OK?

Pictured above REVIVAL, a performance/dance party experience.