Get ready for a Ballyhoo in Fife! The Fife Public Arts Commission (FPAC) is proud to present their first annual performing arts show, aptly titled “Valley Ballyhoo.” The show will feature four acts and a raffle, with all proceeds going to the Fife High School (FHS) Arts Scholarship, on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fife Performing Arts Center (2901 54th Ave. E.).
Each of the four acts will feature a different branch of the performing arts. “Just Sage,” a stilt walker, comedic magician, mime, human statue, nouveau clown, humorist and buffoon will make the audience smile and laugh with his enchanting characters. Eduardo Mendonca with “Show Brazil!” brings a special flair of music and rhythm to the stage that is bound to lift you out of your seat and move your feet with the joyful sound of his band. “Upcycle Style,” by Ruby Reusable and Tinkertopia, is out to put a new perspective on the world of fashion, as we know it. They will astound you with their creations, beautiful and colorful innovative clothing articles all made from recycled materials and modeled by local students. Last but not least, “Serendipity Dance Brigade” will bring the evening’s performances to an end with their delightful neo-modern dances using traditional movements while incorporating the unexpected through cross-disciplinary collaborations.
FPAC Chair Anette Cree said, “It is the first time that an event of this caliber has been organized, financed and put together by City of Fife Arts Commission and we are thrilled and elated to have secured such outstanding performers.”
All proceed from event ticket and raffle sales will be directly donated to the FHS Boosters Club for the Arts Scholarship, which is in its third year. Funds for previous years, totaling approximately $4,500, were raised by the FPAC through their Arts Auction. Raffle prizes include local paintings and artwork, free tires from Les Schwab, a toy farm tractor from Pape Machinery, numerous gift certificates from local businesses and so much more. Tickets for the event are $10. $40 for a family of five and children under 5 get in free. One free raffle ticket is included in each performance ticket, with more available for purchase at the event.
The mission of the FPAC is to identify and actively encourage the development and sustainability of the arts in the City by serving as the City's primary resource in matters of public art and culture.