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20th Annual World Beat Festival – Starting June 23rd

World Beat Festival 2017

Celebrate. Explore. Culture.

Save the date for the 20th annual

World Beat Festival Title

Friday Night at the Beat: June 23rd (Amphitheater Only)
Festival: June 24-25, 2017

Riverfront Park | Salem, Oregon

Planning for the 20th World Beat Festival is under way. If you are interested in working behind the scenes, we have volunteer groups that manage just about every aspect of the Festival – from logistics, to vendors, to volunteers.

Stay in touch with us by visiting our Facebook page. Or to find out more about our organization, visit our website at SalemMulticultural.org


Exhibit – Kitsuke: The Art of Wearing Kimono – in #SalemOR


Kitsuke: The Art of Wearing Kimono

Translated simply as a “thing to wear”, the kimono is so much more!

Come explore the art and craftsmanship of the iconic Japanese garment and learn the secrets of kitsuke.

We’d like to thank the Reed Opera House, Yamasa, Masaaki & Kaoru Moriya, Carol Suzuki and Brian Clem, John Schoon, Marisa Newnam, and Gretchen Coppedge for their generous support.

This exhibit was guest curated by Mako Hayashi-Mayfield with support from Kathy Andreas, Gretchen Coppedge, Takako Elting (Traditions by Takako), Misao Sundahl, Akiko Suzuki. Terry Baxter, Takako Masuyama, Hiroko Newman, and Susan Turner

World Beat Website – more information

Calendar of related events!

To be involved in the planning of an exhibit, to make suggestions for new exhibits or to volunteer on the gallery steering committee contact us.

World Beat Gallery
Reed Opera House, Downtown Salem, OR
189 Liberty St. NE, Suite #107

Monday through Friday 10a.m. to 3p.m. Some Saturdays and by appointment
(503) 581-2004

19th Annual WORLD BEAT FESTIVAL – TODAY! – in #SalemOR

World Beat Festival webpage