1st Annual Corvallis Imagination Music and Art Festival: Starker Arts Park, Sunday Sept. 1st

If you want your Labor Day weekend to include music, art, food, and drinks, you can get it all in one place on Sunday. The 1st Annual Corvallis Imagination Music and Art Festival (CIMA) is set to go with a lineup of great local music as well as dozens of regional artists and artisans who will be showing and selling their work.

Gabriel Surley of Unstable Atmospheres
Gabriel Surley of Unstable Atmospheres

The long list of organizations behind CIMA is indicative of the local artistic clout being brought to bear on one short day in the park. It includes: Two Towns Cider; Temporary Artists’ Guild; Imagination Music and Art; Troubadour Music Center; Gracewinds Music; Wild Rose Studios; Henderson’s Copy Center; Smith, Davison & Brasier, P.C.; Imagine Coffee; The Hour Exchange; The Arts Center; and your very own Corvallis Advocate.

In addition to providing a day to celebrate local music and art, the organizers of CIMA will raise funds with a raffle and silent auction in order to provide grants that will help local artists to continue to produce great work. Our Editor, Johnny Beaver, will be donating one of his painted works, although perhaps the crown jewel is a signed, signature Lonesome Pine Fiddlers 70th Anniversary Blueridge guitar. Needless to say it’s pretty sweet, but you can swing by Troubadour before Sunday to play it yourself.

Headlining the music for the evening is local luminary Creighton Lindsay. The outstanding lineup is rounded out by Unstable Atmospheres, Tuesday Nights, Lundahl and Friends, The Ukes of Hazard, Gina Machovina, Erika Lundahl, and Karl Smiley.

CIMA is from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 at Bruce Starker Arts Park at 4485 SW Country Club Dr, Corvallis. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at Gracewinds Music, Grassroots Book Store, Imagine Coffee, and online at brownpapertickets. Tickets will be available the day of the event for $12.

By Jesse Tomaino