Arts Week is unlike anything you've ever seen in Mansfield. Coinciding with Spring Break 2019, this ten day event will combine arts from every spectrum.
THE MANSFIELD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Arts Week kicks off with the inaugural Mansfield International Film Festival from March 7-10. This festival will put Mansfield on the map as a premiere home for independent film. The festival will be held at the Farr Best Theater and other venues in Historic Downtown Mansfield.
For more information check out their website.
MUSIC PLACE MANSFIELD THEATER PRESENTS "THE ODD COUPLE"
March 8, 9, 15, 16 & 17
Join us for Neil Simon's comedic classic The Odd Couple (Female Version)! Olive attempts to mend Florence's broken heart by inviting her to move into her apartment. Hilarity ensues when personalities clash; Olive is messy and Florence is a germaphobe. Enjoy a great night out filled with laughter while supporting the arts! Tickets on sale now at www.MPMStudioTheater.com.
MOVIE NIGHT: THE INCREDIBLES 2
Get down to The LOT Downtown for a movie night under the stars with a Free showing of "The Incredibles 2". Movie showings begin at sundown, so be sure to check the website for the start time as the date gets closer.
APPLAUSE NEW MUSIC CONCERT - "SOMETHING IS HAPPENING HERE: RESPONSES TO BOB DYLAN"
The Applause New Music Concert series is designed to introduce new styles of music to the community. This concert brings pianist Brianna Matzke to Mansfield to perform a piece from her Response Project, "Something is Happening Here: Responses to Bob Dylan".
The show will be at 3:00 PM at New Hope Baptist Church.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MANSFIELD ARTS WALK
March 12 & 13
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesday
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday
Sip a drink and stroll Historic Downtown Mansfield to take in all of its artistic sights. Local businesses will be displaying a variety of different artwork and artists will be on hand doing demonstrations. Maps will also be available to all of the beautiful downtown murals and sidewalk art. Check back for more details, times and event maps.
March 11 (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
Kick your Spring Break off with an arts day designed just for kids! Events will be held all over the city, all day long. Here are some of the currently confirmed events with much more to come:
Mansfield Philharmonic presents "Carnival of the Animals"
First United Methodist Church (12:00 PM)
There will be kid friendly activities after the 30 minute musical performance. It's the perfect way to introduce the kids to classical music.
Rafael Molina Pottery Wheel Demonstration
Historic Downtown Mansfield (All Day)
Get up close with local potter, Rafael Molina as he demonstrates how to use a real pottery wheel.
Art and Go
Mansfield Public Library (All Day)
Swing by the Mansfield Public Library to make and take your own mosaic bookmark!
Music Place Mansfield Kids Activities
Music Place Mansfield (All Day)
More to come!
MANSFIELD READS KICKOFF
March 14 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at TapHouse Sixteen inside Market Street
Friends of the Mansfield Public Library kicks off their annual celebration of reading, literacy, and the literary arts with Mansfield Reads! One City, One Book - a reception for local book lovers. Learn more about the 2019 Mansfield Reads! author Lisa Wingate and her book Before We Were Yours. Preview the book-related programs and activities planned throughout the weeks leading to our April 26th Evening with the Author. This event will be held at the Tap Room inside Market Street on March 14th from 6-8 PM.The Mansfield Wind Symphony will be partnering with this event to provide live music! Food will be provided by Market Street on East Broad St. and Taphouse Sixteen will be open to purchase drinks. The reception is hosted by the Friends of the Mansfield Public Library.
MAINSTAGE CLASSIC THEATRE PRESENTS "THE BEST OF BROADWAY"
Don't miss a night of classic show tunes with Mainstage Classic Theatre's production of "The Best of Broadway". Performances will be held at the Farr Best Theater. Be sure to check their website for start times and ticket information.
CONCERT AT THE LOT DOWNTOWN
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets out to the LOT Downtown for a night of music! Band is currently TBD so check back later to find out who is playing!
Arts Week will also lead directly into Mansfield's annual world famous Pickle Parade and Palooza.
There's still a lot coming together so check back regularly for more information and schedule updates. For now, bookmark March 7-17 in your calendar and be in Mansfield for an unforgettable artistic experience!