Dublin Arts Council will present the third multicultural B.R.E.A.D! Festival of arts and community in Coffman Park, 5200 Emerald Parkway, Dublin, Ohio, on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 from 12 to 9 p.m. Activities will include community booths, traditional music and dance, hands-on artmaking, international cuisine, bread vendors, food trucks, a fair trade global marketplace and more.
The B.R.E.A.D! Festival is free of charge and is being developed by a diverse group of community members to preserve cultural authenticity. The festival is designed to provide education and promote tolerance in the extended community through shared social and cultural experiences. Festival activities embrace the B.R.E.A.D. acronym: Bake, Reconnect, Educate, make Art & celebrate Diversity.
The festival will include The Mystical Arts of Tibet featuring the Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery constructing a Mandala Sand Painting in the Coffman Park Pavilion from Oct. 10 through Oct. 14. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place in this spiritual art form in order to purify and heal the environment and its inhabitants.
A community sand painting project using authentic tools and led by local artist Hilary Frambes, will also take place during the festival.
The 2018 B.R.E.A.D! Festival is supported by grants from City of Dublin, Ohio - Government, Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., The Dublin Community Foundation, Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Community sponsors include Sonesta ES Suites Dublin Columbus, Tuller Flats / CASTO and Haydocy Airstream and RV.