About Festival of the arts

Festival of the Arts 2014:

August is the time to showcase the arts and culture of Morgan Hill during the month-long Festival of the Arts. The many facets of Morgan Hill arts and culture will be highlighted daily through performances, exhibitions, displays, workshops, and concerts taking place throughout downtown Morgan Hill.

The Festival kicks off August 2nd at the Morgan Hill Downtown Association Brew Crawl. Live music and special activities will take place at the Downtown Amphitheater immediately after the Brew Crawl. Admission to the Amphitheater concert is free with your Brew Crawl ticket.

on Fridays, the Chamber of Commerce Friday Night Music Series will be the featured attraction.

Festival Saturdays at the Downtown Amphitheater will feature benefit concerts with local musicians and acclaimed headliners. Each Saturday concert raises funds and awareness for local causes. Nonprofits will also have booths at the concerts to promote their cause. An arts pavilion will highlight local artists.

Additional events that will be highlighted throughout the Festival of the Arts month include the Thursday night Street Dance, Historical Society Jazz & Wine days, Downtown Comedy Night, SVCT’s production of Oliver, film screenings at the Granada,
Tryst Fashion Show, Latin music nights, Heritage Bank Hot August Night Car Show, Youth Action Council events, and culinary activities at participating restaurants. The rich and vibrant culture, history and diversity of Morgan Hill will be showcased through the variety of festival events.

Festival of the Arts attracts visitors to Morgan Hill from all over California and beyond. Attendance at some of the events is expected to be approximately 5000. The cross-promotion and exposure opportunities will bring return visitors to the other events taking place. Special incentives and perks will entice visitors to attend multiple events, exposing new people to events they might not have otherwise attended.

The festival will serve as a career training opportunity for high school students who receive hands on experience as ARTTEC Crew members. The participating musicians, industry professionals and celebrity mentors will work one-on-one with the student crew in all phases producing the festival. ARTTEC is the only educational organization of its kind, providing students in Morgan Hill with unparalleled opportunities and serving as a national model for CTE (Career Technical Education) and leadership development.


ARTTEC is the first of its kind career training program that pairs high school students with highly acclaimed entertainment industry professionals for real hands-on job experience on world-class productions in film, television, and music. Students learn by working with industry veterans and celebrity mentors on actual productions that are designed for national public release. Productions fall into the genres of Music Videos, Feature Films, Live Music Concerts, and Live Television.

The skills developed through ARTTEC prepare students for opportunities in any occupation, provide career experience, and instill the self confidence needed to give a competitive edge in job interviews, scholarship applications, and college entrance.