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by Jordan Green

Spring is in full bloom, which means it’s festival time. The Second Spring Arts Festival, which is geared towards seniors, kicked off on Tuesday, but events continue at a variety of venues in Winston-Salem through Friday.

Author Emily Herring Wilson gives a presentation entitled “Which Way to the City of the Arts?” at Hanesbrands Theatre at 11:15 a.m. Penelope Niven presents “60Plus Creativity: Why, Why, How” at 1:30 p.m. Then, at 2:30 p.m., publisher Mike Simpson and storytellers Lew Garnett and Tony Lindsay talk about what publishers want. An open mic follows at 3:40 p.m.

Artists demonstrate techniques in a range of disciplines, including oil pastel portrait painting, photography, sketching, ceramics and woodcut printing, at the Sawtooth Center on Thursday morning. Artwork, both juried and not, will be on display at the Delta Arts Center and a reception takes place there from 1 to 5 p.m. The festival turns its attention to music and dance on Friday at Hanesbrands Theatre. Visit arts60plus.org for details.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem opens its doors to families with children on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for Spring Community Day.

The Glenwood neighborhood’s annual Multicultural Fest takes place at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Grove Street in Glenwood on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Local artists and craftspeople will have jewelry, prints, clothing, ceramics and woodwork for sale, but the real draw is probably music and food, with Diali Cissokho & Kairaba, Cesar’s Latin Combo and Freylach Time, along with Korean and African drumming and Indian dance performances taking time on the stage. Food offerings include fried fish and Korean grilled meats and noodle dishes, along with the Great Escape and King Creole food trucks.

African-American Atelier in Greensboro holds an opening reception for an exhibit of artwork by students from Southeast High School, Dudley High School, Northeast Guilford High School, Grimsley High School and Weaver Academy May 19 at 3 p.m. The exhibit runs through June 14.

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