15th annual MLK Day Celebration in Wellfleet

Events on both January 15th and 16th
Wellfleet's Preservation Hall, courtesy of WPH.

WalKING 2017:  15th annual MLK DAY CELEBRATION IN WELLFLEET

Schedule of events:

SUNDAY JANUARY 15 3-5 PM

Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet 

FREE! ALL-AGES MLK Birthday ART PARTY

MONDAY JANUARY 16   

12:00 PM Wellfleet Town Hall, 300 Main Street, Wellfleet  | Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet

11:30 AM drum-song-chalk circle Wellfleet Town Hall

12 noon walKING meditation march

12:20 presentation at Wellfleet Preservation Hall

Finger food pot-luck after presentation

On January 16, 2017 ArtPeaceMakers’ free annual program to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will begin with a drum circle outside Wellfleet Town Hall at 11:30 AM, followed by an all-ages all-weather community walking meditation scheduled to kick off at 12 noon.   The colorful silent procession will move along Main Street, circle the Wellfleet Library and wind up at Preservation Hall for a program featuring film, spoken word, art, music, dance and potluck.  (Drop off potluck offerings and donations to the food pantry at Prez Hall from 10am -12noon.) Presenters include actor and poet Sallie Tighe, mindfulness educator Zoe Wolf, singer/pianist David Wright, Provincetown Family Singers, the Nauset High School Human Rights Academy and André Lima with the Capoeira Kids. 

This year five artist-educators will host a FREE family-friendly MLK Birthday Art Party at Preservation Hall on Sunday January 15 from 3-5 PM. Participants of all ages are encouraged to bring creations to honor Dr King and his dream, or to make fresh art on the spot–– to decorate the Hall or to carry or wear at the walk the next day. More information available at wellfleetpreservationhall.org, at artpeacemakers.org and on FaceBook.

Student art regarding MLK and his message will be on display at Wellfleet Preservation Hall (from pre-K to grade 12),  a highlight of the event. 

Sponsored by ArtPeaceMakers since 2003, this year's WalKING celebration is dedicated to the memory of Joe DaLuz (1929-2016) beloved president of Cape Cod NAACP for twenty years and one of this project's most devoted supporters and walkers.  Joe was a great fan of the children's art and shared ArtPeaceMakers' commitment to share Dr. King's legacy with younger generations. 

Volunteers needed and welcomed. Contact Sallie Tighe at 508-349-2305 or [email protected]. Donations large and small are much appreciated.

Contact:  Candace Perry, [email protected], 508-349-1922


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