"I am an artist." That is the theme of Playhouse Square's eighth-annual Centerfest, a free event that encourages visitors to unleash their own creative potential. This year's festive event features two FREE performances of Dan Zanes and Friends at noon and 3pm in the Palace theatre. These performances will be followed by a "meet and greet" and autograph signing with Dan Zanes in the Palace Theatre Lobby.
Also a highlight of Centerfest, the sixth-annual "Rising Star" community talent contest showcases vocal and dance acts. Poets of all ages will want to add their voice to Centerfest's poetry slam, and audiences of all ages will be invited to enjoy Swing Dancing demonstrations on Star Plaza and a variety of interactive technology activities throughout the day.
A unique element of this year's Centerfest will be interactive tours of the Idea Center at Playhouse Square - the new home of WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN ideastream and Playhouse Square's arts education programs. The multimedia tour will include a variety of activities and demonstrations that highlight the importance of arts and technology in our lives.