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Salem's Summer Art Traditions Continue

Two summer events are especially noteworthy for those in the Salem community -- and other alumni who might remember them.

Salem World Beat Festival

Willamette was a community co-sponsor of the Salem World Beat Festival, June 27-28 at Riverfront Park. The yearly two-day event showcases international music, dance, food, hands-on crafts and folklore.

This year's theme was "Into Africa."

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Salem Art Fair and Festival

From July 17-19, the ever-popular Salem Art Fair and Festival will occupy the grounds at Bush Pasture Park a couple blocks from campus. Every year the fair showcases several hundred local and regional artists, and festivities include live music, plenty of food and, of course, many galleries.

As a tie-in to the festival, Willamette is offering Art by the Park, which is a new residential summer art workshop offering lessons led by art faculty (see June edition of WU News for more details).

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