Entertainment kicks off with Maiah Wynne on September 16 By Jillian Chandler
It’s that time again, as the Pend Oreille Arts Council presents its 34th annual Performing Arts Series. The 2022-2023 season kicks off with award-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Maiah Wynne on Friday, September 16, at the Panida Theater.
All tickets to Maiah Wynne are $25 and available at the POAC Office (110 Main Street, Suite 101), online at ArtinSandpoint.org, or by calling 208.263.6139. Doors open at 6:30pm for attendees to enjoy beverages and concessions, with the show starting at 7:30pm.
Geared for audiences of all ages, the Performing Arts Series highlights an eclectic mix of performers, bringing exceptional quality and theatrical excitement to the local stage. “We strive to provide culturally diverse heritage and contemporary musicians, dancers, and spoken word artists. Our hopes are that it hones our audience’s creativity, fosters compassion, and brings a higher understanding of humanity,” says POAC Executive Director Tone Lund.
“Tone and I attend a regional conference each fall called Arts Northwest, where we get to see touring artists showcase live performances, and we have the opportunity to network in person with other regional presenters, arts councils and organizations,” says Dyno Wahl, board member and performing arts chair. “Some artists have agents, and some are self-represented. This year we will be attending this conference in Tacoma, Washington, October 10 through 13 to book the 2023-2024 performing arts season. Many of the groups we book we have previewed at this conference.”
In addition to her performance at the Panida, Maiah will be spending time with local high school students, focusing on the power of self-expression through songwriting workshops.
“One of POAC’s missions is to facilitate quality educational experiences in the performing arts for K-12 Bonner County students who would otherwise not have these opportunities,” says Tone. “We do this through our Ovations Program, so our visiting performers go into the schools and host master classes and workshops.”