International Festival of Arts & Ideas
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas celebrates its 25th anniversary with a variety of online artistic experiences, virtual food experiences, cell phone-guided walking tours, and various NEA Big Read activities. The virtual Ideas programming centered on the theme “Democracy: We the People” features interactive events and conversations with vital thinkers, including 2012 Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco, award-winning scholar Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean, NEA Big Read Author Stephanie Burt, and renowned writer Anand Giridharadas. All programming is free.
This year’s Festival is very different from any we’ve done before. This isn’t the 25th Anniversary we imagined, but it’s a Festival we can all take part in—and love.