Haverhill MultiCultural Festival Names Kelley as Project Manager; First Event is June 20

Shawna Kelley. (Photograph by Robert Fogarty.)

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Shawna Kelley has been named as project manager for next June’s MultiCultural Festival.

Kelley is a graphic artist and her hobby of working at music festivals, like Newport Folk Festival, Newport Jazz Festival and Rhythm and Roots Festival, merged with her art when she became the concert program manager at Brandeis University after moving to Haverhill in 2004.

“Shawna will bring a fresh new perspective from the view of an outsider looking in, which is what we need for this event to take off and soar to great heights in our first year of hosting a Multicultural Festival,” said Haverhill Cultural Council Chairman Nathan E. Webster III.

Kelley previously operated Artmosphere, formerly the Paint and Wine Lounge, at 57 Wingate St. She has participated in Team Haverhill, Creative Haverhill and the Haverhill Cultural Council through events such as River Ruckus, KidsFest, and Make Some Noise Concert Series. Currently, she serves as the administrator for Phoenix Rising Church and sits on the boards of Merrimack Valley Music and Arts and the Belleville Roots Stage.

The MultiCultural Festival takes place June 20, from noon-4 p.m., at the Citizens center, 10 Welcome St. There will be food, performances, information and activities. Those interested in serving on the planning committee may find MultiCultural Festival Haverhill 2020 on Facebook or email [email protected].

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