HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Due to coronavirus concers, Panoply 2020, which is the largest annual celebration of art, music and more in North Alabama, has been cancelled.
Arts Huntsville’s Board of Directors has made this decision to protect the event’s attendees, artists, musicians, community partners, volunteers and employees.
“While we are deeply saddened that we cannot share the great programming our staff and volunteers have planned for Panoply this year, we hope the community will work to support our local artists, musicians and arts organizations at this critical time,” said Allison Dillon-Jauken, Arts Huntsville Executive Director. “The artists and vendors scheduled to participate in Panoply – along with all of our local artists and arts organizations – are small businesses struggling to sustain their income through this difficult time.”
While you cannot attend in person, beginning in April, Panoply will start to post on their social media sites the local visual artists, musicians and arts organizations that were scheduled to participate in Panoply 2020.
“Through the centuries, humankind has come together to sing, dance, write, visualize and dramatize our most joyful, challenging and even mundane moments,” added Dillon-Jauken. “Decades from now, this moment in time will be remembered through historical records and the stories and experiences immortalized in powerful and creative ways by the artists around us today. Please help us ensure that their work continues.”
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